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
Thank You Voters! - The Garden City Public Library would like to fervently thank each voter who cast their ballot on August 7; because of your efforts the Library Millage Renewal passed meaning we will continue serving patrons for another 10 years while improving opportunities to win grants and other outside funding. The total votes for the Library Millage Renewal Proposal were 3,760 Yes, 1,788 No. This millage renewal of .9811 mill is not a tax increase. The millage will be used for general operating expenses associated with running the Library: rent, books, staff, internet, materials, as well as cooperative membership (TLN). Thank you to our community for allowing us this opportunity to continue to serve you.
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!
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night at The Garden City Public Library! There will be a multitude of coloring sheets provided, as well as crayons, markers, gel pens, 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 + welcome to drop in.
Maker Monday - Join the Garden City Public Library on Monday, September 24 from 4:00-5:00 pm for our Maker Monday drop in program! The craft projects will be centered around a STEAM topic with this month featuring fun activities all about the Fall season! 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. The next Maker Monday will be on Monday, October 15.
Tech Talks - Do you have questions about the tech in your life? Don't fret! We can help! From i-Pads to i-Phones, from tablets to laptops- there is so much tech and it never hurts to stay on top of it. Stop by the G.C. Library Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm for "Tech Talks" with Julie Slabaugh! This is an informal, drop-in, question and answer format program, so bring your device(s) and your questions on how to use 'em!
Fall Flower Crowns - On Wednesday, September 26, from 6:00 - 7:45 pm join the Garden City Public Library at the Adult Craft night where you can create a flower headband with festive, fall colors! Add a fashionable fall accessory to your wardrobe, or a small bouquet to rest in your hair. Ages 14 + welcome to attend this creative program. Registration is required; please call (734) 793-1830 or stop in to register.
All Ages Anime Club - Join us for our special ALL AGES ANIME CLUB on Thursday, September 27, join us at the Garden City Public Library from 6:00-7:00pm. We'll do fun anime themed crafts, eat some awesome food, and of course, watch anime! This program does require registration so please either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830 to reserve your spot. Come hang out and enjoy an anime lover evening of fun!
Science Kits Celebration! - Join the Garden City Public Library in the unveiling our brand new Science Kits that will be ready for you to check out! Celebrate this awesome edition to our collection by playing with the new materials, provided thanks to the LSTA Grant. Fun for the whole family; all in the community are invited to drop in Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. No registration required; this is a drop-in celebration.
Writers Lounge - Garden City Public Library is offering a brand new program: Writers Lounge. We'll kick back, enjoy some snacks and talk about writing. Are you a seasoned writer working on publishing your novel? Are you a novice writer hoping to get some feedback? This program is open for all writers! Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 1 at 6:00 pm; registration is required! This program is open for ages 14+
Late Night Legos - Have you always wanted to come to Lego Club but just can't make the time frame? We, at Garden City Public Library, hear you and we've come up with a solution: Late Night Legos! Join us on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30-7:30 pm for this fun, creative, drop-in program. Come and build the greatest Lego creations and put your favorite in our display case for the world to see! No registration required.
Knit Night - The next scheduled Knit Night is Wednesday, October 10. On the second and third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm, the Friends of the Garden City Public Library host Knit Night for any and all interested in attending. It's a BALL of fun and you'll be able to make some close KNIT friends so don't let the opportunity pass. Have another crafty project? Bring it and get creative with the Friends!
FALL FOTL USED BOOK SALE - MARK YOUR CALNEDARS! Join the Friends of the Garden City Public Library with all their literary goodies at their Fall Used Book Sale inside the Maplewood Community Center Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 from 9am - 8pm, Wednesday, October 24 9am - 6pm. Wednesday will be books-by-the-bag day! Have books to donate? Drop them off at the Library during normal operating hours. Small donations may be set in the Book Drop.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, October 23 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.