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
Employment Opportunity - The Garden City Public Library seeks an enthusiastic candidate for the position of LIBRARY AIDE –  PART TIME.  Apply at the Human Resources Department in City Hall (6000 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135). Library Aide Click here for a PDF of the official job posting Duties Library Aide is responsible for answering general reference and … 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!
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.
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 6:00-7:00 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.
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, October 8 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!
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!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover - The Garden City Public Library knows that you love coming to the library so much that you want to share that experience with your favorite stuffed animal friend! On Thursday, October 11 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, you'll be able to do just that. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Library for a night of stories and crafts and then, leave them overnight for a fun slumber party! You'll pick up your plush buddy the next day and see pictures of all the fun they had!
Maker Monday - Join the Garden City Public Library on Monday, October 15 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 spookiest holiday of them all, Halloween! 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, November 19.
Spooky Suncatchers - Get super spooky and creepily creative with this holiday inspired craft afternoon! Join the Garden City Public Library in our creepy craft program for adults, where we will make spooky suncatchers out of old medical slides on Saturday, October 20 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Ages 14 + welcome to attend this drop-in program. No registration is required; materials will be provided, just bring your crafty and creative Halloween holiday spirit!
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.
Memento Mori Necklaces - Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 - 7:45 pm, join the Garden City Public Library in this certainly creepy craft where we will be harvesting animal bones from owl pellets and using them to create very unique and unusual jewelry. Ages 14+ welcome to attend. Supplies are limited. Registration is required for this program; please call (734) 793-1830 or stop in to the Library to reserve your space for this festive and investigatory craft today!
Origami Craft Night - NOTE: THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED - On Thursday, October 25, Garden City Public Library is hosting Origami Craft Night! Interested in learning a new twist on an old craft? From 6:00 - 7:00pm, join us for a night of folding and flipping fun! Ages 11+ are welcome to attend this teen program. Registration required for this program; to register either stop by the Library Circulation Desk or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Hardcover Crafts - Join the Garden City Public Library on Friday, October 26 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm for another installment of Hardcover Crafts! We will be recycling hardcover books into purses and journals at this hands-on activity. Materials will be provided but patrons can bring extra fabric or craft supplies they'd like to use to decorate their projects. Ages 14 + are welcome to get crafty at this program. No registration required.
Halloween Carnival - Time to get spooky! On Saturday, October 27, Garden City Library will be throwing its very own Halloween Carnival. Join us from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for creepy crafts, ghoulish games, spooky snacks and lots of candy! This year we're featuring a special guest: Little Creatures who will bring their creepy crawly show from 2:00 - 2:30 pmand we'll also have plenty of awesome carnival style games to play for small prizes! Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and show off their Halloween-y side. To register in advance, please stop by the Garden City Public Library.
Halloween Jazz Concert - Come to the Library on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and enjoy a live performance where you can kick off your shoes, get jazzy, and jive! So wear your costumes, grab your dancin' partner and those two-steppin' shoes, and join us for an evening of good times and ghoulishly great jams. This event will be open to all ages of the public. No registration is required, we will see you there! Light refreshments will be available.