The Garden City Public Library has been serving the residents of Garden City (Michigan) as a resource of traditional and evolving library services for over 90 years.
The Garden City Public Library is your place for books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, computer access, and free Wi-Fi. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of free programs for all ages. The Garden City Public Library provides access to ebooks via Download Destination (powered by OverDrive), and movies, music plus much more via Hoopla. Using your Garden City Public Library card, you will have access to these services from anywhere at any time!
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|News, Events, & Programs
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night! There will be a multitude of coloring sheets provided, as well as crayons, markers and other materials. You can also bring your own supplies. New coloring pages each week! Take a break from whatever causes your stress in your life and relax while coloring with us. Ages 14 +
Book Bags for Sale - We know that checking out so many books at one time can be a lot to carry. Don't worry- we've got your back! Support the Friends of the Garden City Public Library today by purchasing a sturdy book bag from our Circulation Desk for only $3.50. There are two colors to choose from (green or burgundy) and they are absolutely perfect for the regular on-the-go patron. Stop in today for yours!
Summer Reading Registration - It's everyone's favorite time of year again! Summer Reading Registration will begin on Friday, June 1st right at the Garden City Public Library! Sign up, get your reading logs, and all your swag, and enjoy the summer! We'll have fun and free programs throughout the week for all ages, including the ever popular Maker Monday, Adult Stress Buster Coloring Night and a musicals program for teens! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and stop in the Library for more information on upcoming programs.
Protect Yourself From Scammers! - Author and Retired Detroit Police Sergeant Robert M. Haig is back again Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm to talk about common scams and how to avoid falling victim to them in his entertaining and educational program. Ages 14 + welcome to attend. Check out his book, Ten Little Police Chiefs, A Detroit Police Story, today! No registration required, this event is open to the public.
Kindness Rocks - Everyone's favorite summer activity is coming back: rock painting! Join us at the Garden City Public Library on Thursday, May 24th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm to paint rocks. The Library will have rocks to paint but if you'd like to BYOR, (bring your own rock!) that totally works too! To register for this event, please either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830. This program is for ages 18 and under.
The Comedy of Justin Williams - Bring on the knee-slappin' belly-laughs and chortled chuckles! Join us to hear what one of our favorite oddballs, Library patron Justin, has to say in his own comedic way on Wednesday, May 30th beginning at 6:00 pm. No reservation required to this free adult program. Patrons ages 14 + are welcome to the show! This event is free and open to the public; discretion is advised for young audiences.
Catalog Upgrade Coming - The Garden City Library will be closed on Saturday, May 26 and again for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 and will be returning to a brand new upgraded catalog system! This means that when you do a catalog search, the screen will look different, as the layout will be more user friendly. If you have any questions with the new and improved system call or stop by the Library and we will be happy to assist you.
Summer Reading Kick-Off: Story Stroll! - Garden City Public Library is proud to announce our third Story Stroll on Saturday, June 16th! From 1:00 - 3:00 pm for Summer Reading Registration, crafts, and fun under the pavilion. There will also be signs scattered along the Garden City Park path that tell a story. Our theme this year is our favorite children's author, Mo Willems! Please note that part of the stroll will go through a wooded area which may be a hindrance for people with strollers or wheelchairs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Maker Monday - Summer Reading is back and we're presenting everyone's favorite program: Maker Monday! Join us on Mondays during Summer Reading from 3:00-5:00pm for this drop in program! Every week will focus on another STEM topic. Our first Maker Monday of the summer is on June 18th and our topic will be Musical Instruments . You do NOT have to sign up for Maker Monday and because it is a drop in program, you can come anytime between 3:00 and 5:00.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, June 19 at 4:00 pm. Our local DM (Dungeon Master) will run a short session for beginners, answering any questions along the way. Ages 14 and up are welcome to attend this free, fun, and educational adult program at the Garden City Public Library.
Musicals Program - Our first Teen Summer Reading Program will be on Tuesday, June 19th from 3:00-4:00pm. Our Summer Reading theme this year is Libraries Rock and we have the perfect program to celebrate that: Musicals! Do you love Broadway? Did you catch the Hamilton fever? Do you just want to come to an awesome program this summer? Then join us! We'll do crafts, have some trivia and play a Don't Forget the Lyrics: Broadway Version game. This program is for ages 11-18 and does require registration so either call the Library or stop in!
American Sign Language Club - This summer, the Garden City Public Library is offering a brand new program: American Sign Language Club. This program will be for kids in grades K-5 but parents are welcome to come and observe. This program will be taught by a Madonna University student and will teach the basics of ASL including colors, numbers, common phrases, etc. There is limited space so please register in advance by either calling the Library or stopping in. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, June 20th This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and 5 Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
Performer Thursday- Cameron Zvara - Register for the Summer Reading Club 2017 and celebrate summer reading in style with weekly family performances. Every Thursday night during Summer Reading from 6-7pm, allow us to wow you with our special guests. Our first performer will be on June 21st is the Cameron Zvara! He's a super fun and awesome magician who is going to bring us some magic this summer! Raffle tickets will be drawn for prizes; you do NOT have to be present to win!