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!

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News, Events, & Programs
Employment Opportunities - The Garden City Public Library seeks enthusiastic candidates for the position of CIRCULATION CLERK – PART TIME and LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME.  Apply at the Human Resources Department in City Hall (6000 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135). Circulation Clerk Click here for a PDF of the official job posting Duties Circulation Clerk is responsible … Continue reading
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.
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 next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 11th 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.
Family Performer Thursday- Midwest School Animal Show - Register for the Summer Reading Club 2018 and celebrate summer reading in style with weekly family performances. Every Thursday night during Summer Reading from 6-7 pm, allow us to wow you with our special guests. Join us on Thursday, July 16th for a performer that's really going to ROCK your world: Midwest School Animal Show! From 6:00-7:00 pm, our performer will tell us all about exotic animals from around the world! Raffle tickets will be pulled but you do NOT have to be present to win!
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. The next Maker Monday of the summer is on July 16th and our topic will be FOOD! 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.
Renaissance Pet Craft - Give your pet a rags or royals Renaissance make-over at this memory making craft! Come to the Garden City Library Adult Summer Reading program on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 PM to participate in our Renaissance Pet Craft! Bring a photo of your pet (or child), or email Librarian Lisa at kleinert@gardencitylib.org your photo before attending. This program is for ages 14+; materials will be provided.
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, July 23rd 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!
Town Hall Meeting - Do you have questions about the Garden City Library Millage Renewal that is on the ballot for August 7? Join us for the Town Hall Meeting available this month. TOWN HALL MEETING will be Monday, July 23, 6 - 7 pm. TOPIC: Library Millage Renewal (on the ballot for August 7) Both Town Hall Meetings will be in the Community Room at Maplewood Community Center. All interested residents and patrons are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, July 24 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.
End of Summer Reading Bash - Let's end Summer Reading 2018 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 28th, join us from 1:00-4:00 pm for a day full of fun for the entire family!!!! We'll have a bounce house, face painting, outside carnival games, firetruck and K-9 unit, as well as snacks and more! 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. 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.
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, August 6, at 6:00 pm and registration is required! This program is open for ages 11+
Color around the World – Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night-Coloring around the World Adult Summer Reading at The Garden City Public Library! 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 + Tuesday, June 19 – New York Tuesday, July 10 – Rome Tuesday, July 17 – Delhi Tuesday, July 24 – Beijing
Open Mic - Share your talent at the Garden City Public Library Open Mic! Whether it’s poetry, a short story, music, stand-up, or something completely different, we’re giving you the mic Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 PM. Patron discretion is advised, adult content, ages 14+ are welcome to attend or participate. Registration is required to perform, call (734) 793 -1830. Please indicate what type of performance piece you will present and the estimated time it will take to perform. Patron discretion is advised, adult content, ages 14+ are welcome to attend or participate. Registration is required to perform, call (734) 793 -1830.
Yoga on the Library Lawn - We're bringing back the popular Summer Reading program, Yoga on the Library Lawn! Join us Thursdays in August at 6:00 pm (8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30) 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. Dress comfortably. Extra yoga mats will be available or you can bring your own. Ages 14+ are welcome to attend, Vince Spadacini will lead each class. Dress comfortably. Extra yoga mats will be available or you can bring your own. Can't make it Saturday? Yoga on the Library Lawn will be Thursdays in August at 6:00 pm (8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30). Ages 14+ are welcome to attend, Vince Spadacini will lead each class.