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 - 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!
Tech Talks - Do you have questions about the tech in your life? 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, April 23rd at 7:00 pm for "Tech Talks" with Julie Slabaugh! This is an informal, question and answer format, so bring your device(s) and your questions on how to use 'em! Unable to attend? Tech Talks will also be on May 14th.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular roll playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, April 24 and May 22 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.
Teen Escape Room - Hey Teens! Have you ever wanted to try an escape room? Well, Garden City Public Library has good news for you: we're hosting one! For free! Join us on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-7:00pm. In that hour, your mission will be to escape the room! You'll use clues, teamwork and your own ingenuity to succeed. This event does require registration so either stop by the Library or call at (734) 793-1830. This program is for ages 11-18
Food for Fines, Food for Thought - FOOD FOR FINES IS BACK! Monday, March 19th through Saturday, April 28th, Patrons can bring nonperishable items to the library in exchange for fine forgiveness. For every 1 can/container of food $1 in overdue fines will be forgiven from the patrons account. Collected food will go to Our H.O.M.E Pantry here in the Maplewood Community Center. Drop off food to the Circulation Desk during the G.C. Library's normal operating hours for service.
DIY Graphic Novel - Do you love comic books? Have you always wanted to make one of your own? Garden City Public Library has the event for you! Help us celebrate National Comic Book Month by making you own graphic novel and doing various comic crafts! Join us on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00-7:00pm. This program is for ages 18 and under and requires registration. Either call the Library at (734) 793-1830 or stop by. We hope to see you there!
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 third meeting will be on Monday, May 7th from 5:00pm-6:00pm and registration is required! This program is open for ages 11+
Family Nutrition - Garden City Public Library is welcoming a special guest from our very own community! Key Nutrition will be coming to the Library to talk to families about adopting a healthy lifestyle. This event will be on Saturday, May 12th from 1:00-2:00pm and healthy snacks will be provided! To register in advance, either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830. Bring the whole family for this all ages event!
Lego Club - Join the Garden City Public Library Lego Club in our brand new time! Kids ages 5 and up can join us at the library on Monday May 14th from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm to make their own Lego masterpieces and show off their best work in our display case. Legos will be provided. We will also have Lego books for you to look at (or checkout) to spark your imagination. No registration is necessary. Just drop on in.
Kindness Rocks - Everyone's favorite summer activity is coming back: rock painting! Join us at the Garden City Public Library on Thursday, May 24rd from 6:00-7:00pm 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.