Friends of the Garden City Public Library

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Tee-Shirt Fundraiser

Check out our latest fundraiser! We are selling these fabulous tee-shirts for $7 (S, M, or L), $9 (XL), or $10 (2XL or 3XL). Stop by the Library during business hours to get yours. Quantities are limited but if we run out of your size, your can place a pre-order for our next batch. Buying in batches keeps the cost down, enabling us to sell at a reasonable price and still raise funds. Show off your support for the Library in style!

Mission:

The mission of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library is to help the Garden City Public Library serve as a community resource that provides all residents with free access to a broad array of quality materials and programs that meet their personal, educational, and recreational needs. We also work to promote understanding and appreciation of the library, and seek support through monetary gifts, and gifts of books and other material.

Becoming a Friend, allows you to support your local library and give back to your community. Some tasks performed by the Friends include, but are not limited to:

  • Sorting donated materials which will be stored for future sales
  • Setting up, staffing, and cleaning up the used book sales
  • Assisting with special fundraising
  • Distributing Friend’s and Library publicity
  • Contacting prospective members and encouraging them to become active in the Friends
  • Volunteering to work on special projects which enhance the quality of service at the library

The Friends can always use an extra pair of hands. If you have just a few hours to spare, we would appreciate your help. Membership in the Friends of the Garden City Public Library is open to all adults wishing to join. Members are encouraged to attend quarterly membership meetings and to actively participate in projects.

How to join:

Joining the Friends couldn’t be easier! Just fill out the membership form and drop it off at the Library with a suggested donation of $5, or mail it to:
FRIENDS
c/o Garden City Public Library
31735 Maplewood St.
Garden City, MI 48135

Forms are available online through this link, or at the Library. Just ask one of the helpful staff.

Be Informed

Come back to this page for periodic updates. Stay connected by following us on Facebook, signing up for the Library’s quarterly newsletter, and joining us for our quarterly meetings (Jan., Apr., Jul., & Oct.)

Upcoming Events:

Membership Drive: This Valentine’s Day week, show your love for the Garden City Public Library by renewing your membership of joining the Friends. A membership table will be setup at the Library from Tuesday through Thursday, February 12-14, 2019.

Friends 2nd Quarter Meeting: In preparation for our Spring Book Sale, we will be meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Meetings start at 7pm and are held in the Maplewood Community Center. If you are interested in being more active in the Friends, this is a good place to start.

Spring Book Sale: This year, the Spring Book Sale will be held from Monday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 17. As usual, Monday and Tuesday hours will be 9am – 8pm, and Wednesday (Books by the Bag) will be from 9am – 6pm.

Calendar of Events: Click this link to see our full calendar of events for 2019.

Friends Tote Bag Fundraiser

Who doesn’t need a few extra tote bags? Why not get some of our stylish Friends of the Library tote bags? They are available in 2 colors (burgundy or green), and feature our logo on one side. There are still plenty available at the Library for the low, low price of $3.50 each.

2019 Friends Board of Directors

President: Barbra Reddy
Secretary: Susan Trottier
Treasurer: Caroline Skiver
Directors: Carol Lewthwaite, Laura O’Connor, Kevin Davison