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 +
Tie Blankets - Our final Teen program for Summer Reading will be on Wednesday, July 26th. Join us from 2:00-4:00pm in making Tie Blankets! Our Summer Reading theme this year is Build a Better World and what better way to do so than to help out the Maplewood Center's own Family Resource Center by making blankets. We'll provide the supplies and the snacks- you just bring yourself and all the fun! Please register in advance by either stopping by the Library or calling us at (734) 793-1830.
Performer Thursday- Animal Magic - 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 the Animal Magic! They're bringing all the cool animals to come hang out with us!! This is our last performer of the summer and we are SUPER EXCITED.
End of Summer Reading Bash - Let's end Summer Reading 2017 with a bang! You've spent all summer reading, raffling, attending our programs and enjoying our Library. We want to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with all of you! On Saturday, July 29th, join us from 1:00-4:30pm for a day full of fun for the entire family!!!! We'll have a bounce house, face painting, carnival games, firetruck and K-9 unit, as well as snacks and a Bird and Rabbit rescue! For the adults, we'll be having craft vendors, parkour demonstrations, 50/50 raffle and basket raffles, used books for sale and a classic car show! If you are interested in being a vendor in our craft show, or showing off your classic car, stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830 and ask for our Adult Librarian Lisa Kleinert.
Maker Monday- Summer Fun! - 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, July 31st for our theme of: SUMMER FUN We're talking T-shirt decorating, rock painting, and making EVEN MORE SLIME!
CANCELLED PROGRAM - The Michigan String Art Program scheduled for Monday, July 31st has been cancelled. We hope to still do this program in the future.
Building Our Community - Every Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program, we will be featuring Building Our Community. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 1st 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 final week will be themed around the best special guest there is: YOU!!!!! We'll be talking about all the ways you can help your community.
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.
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