Welcome to the Garden City Public Library!

Library in the spring.

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!

Click the tabs above to explore our Library services, event calendar, and many useful resources.  We are happy to serve you!  For questions about the Library, please feel free to call us at (734) 793-1830.

News, Events, & Programs
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Come one, come all, stressed adults, we hear your call! 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! Ages 14 +
Maker Monday- Build - Garden City Public Library is pleased to announce we are once again hosting Maker Mondays as part of our Summer Reading program. Drop in every Monday of Summer Reading from 3-5pm for fun, STEM related crafts. Join us on Monday, June 26th for our theme of: BUILD
Paper Tube Art - Come to the Library on Monday, June 26th at 6:00 pm to create a funky wall accent with recycled paper towel tubes. Ages 14+ welcome. Paint will be available, please consider attire that is conducive to creative art projects.
Building Our Community - Every Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program, we will be featuring Building Our Community. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00pm. Each week, we'll focus on a different part of the greater Garden City community, as well as feature special guest speakers. Our second week, we'll be having a special guest: Garden City Major Randy Walker!!!!!
Super Smash Brothers Tournament - HEY TEENS. Our first program of Summer Reading 2017 is a much loved favorite: Super Smash Bros Tournament!!! Join us on Wednesday, June 28th from 2-4pm. Competitors ages 11 and up will step up to see who can be crowned King or Queen of the Super Smash Brothers. Winner receives a gift certificate. Space is limited so please call to register ASAP at (734) 793-1830.
Yoga on the Library Lawn - Join us Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 pm to open your mind while relaxing your body with a beginner’s Yoga class on the Library Lawn, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 14+ are welcome to attend, Vince Spadacini will lead each class. Yoga on the Library Lawn will be every WEDNESDAY in August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30. Mark your calendar!
Performer Thursday- Howell Nature Center - Register for the Summer Reading Club 2017 and celebrate summer reading in style with weekly family performances. Every Thursday night from 6-7pm, allow us to wow you with our special guests. This week's performer is Howell Nature Center! Raffle tickets will be drawn and you do NOT have to be present to win.
CALLING ALL CLASSIC CAR OWNERS! - Do you have a rockin' ride that needs a place to show it's shiny wheels off? We've got just the event! We are looking for classic car owners of all types to show their treasured transport at the GC Library's end of the Summer Reading Program event on Saturday, July 29th. This event marks the closing of our all-ages Summer Reading Program and will be a fun-filled, family occasion with food, games, crafts, a 50/50 raffle held by the Friends of the Library, and of course, a fantastic showing of classic cars! Cars will be in the Library Parking area, on the Balmoral side of the building. Interested in showing your ride? We have space to fill! Contact Lisa at: (734) 793- 1830 31735 Maplewood Street Garden City, MI gardencitylib.org kleinert@gardencitylib.org
R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, You can do it! - Do you Recycle at home? Did you know there is a FREE, voluntary curbside pickup and 65 gallon rolling bin waiting for you to begin? Just contact DPS at (734) 793-1800 to get your bin and begin recycling! Unsure of what can be recycled? A list of complete items that can be recycled can be found HERE. Spread the word to neighbors and friends within the community who may not know about this service, and remember, ReDUCE, ReUSE, and ReCYCLE! Something to note: According to the EPA, around 75% of trash is recyclable, yet less than 30% of it actually is.
SUMMER READING SPONSORS & DONORS - Are you part of a local business or organization looking for ways to reach out to the community? Look no further! Summer Reading at the GC Library is right around the sunny bend and we need sponsors and donors to help deliver another successful fun-filled summer programming lineup to our community. Last year we had over 450 participants and expect this years numbers to increase by at least a minimum of 100 participants based on our growing patronage. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring an event for Summer Reading, please call (734) 793-1830 or email Youth Librarian Erin Look, look@gardencitylib.org
Teens SYNC - Looking for more free audiobooks? Allow us to introduce you to SYNC. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program geared toward teens that gives listeners two complete audiobook downloads each week from April 27 – August 16, 2017. Audiobooks are available in pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Two free books each week, now through August 16, that's over 30 FREE audiobooks!
Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com. Free downloads kick off first with The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, a masterclass in innocence and corruption that has endured for over 100 years. The second title is The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a terrifying psychological thriller that will keep you guessing long after you’ve finished the book.
#GCreads2017 - Make reading your New Year’s resolution; join the staff of the Garden City Public Library in a 2017 reading challenge. Set your own pleasure reading goal for the year. Post your goal and track your progress with us, using the hashtag #GCReads2017 and by tagging us @gardcitymichlib on Twitter and Instagram. You know best how busy you … Continue reading