Welcome to The Garden City Public Library

COVID-19 OPERATING SERVICES

THE LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR ALL REGULAR SERVICES

You can still request items through our online catalog or by calling the Library (734) 793-1830. 

For the safety of our staff and other patrons, face masks are suggested and maintain 6 feet physical distance. 

Do not come to the Library if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick.   

Information about the Library’s COVID preparedness and response, including current stage of reopening, can be found here:

WHAT’S NEW

Winter Craft Classes and Programs


Free Online Workshops for Adults

We have teamed up with GetSetUp to provide hundreds of live online classes to keep older adults mentally, physically and socially active. Classes are interactive, easy to join, offered day and night and free for the adult aged 55+.

Check out these February workshops and articles.

Celebrate Black History Month

Join GetSetUp throughout February as they celebrate Black History Month. In these classes, you will learn about and have the chance to honor the tremendous impact that African Americans have had on our history.

View Series: https://www.getsetup.io/series/celebrate-black-history-month 

Heart Health Month

This February is Heart Health Month! Learn new ways to focus on and improve your heart health with classes on healthy eating, active living, managing stress, and more!

View Series: https://www.getsetup.io/series/american-heart-health-month 

Craft Skills: Valentine’s Day Special 

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it is time to get creative! Join a class with GetSetUp and make thoughtful gifts for the special people and friends in your life. 

View Class: https://www.getsetup.io/classes/craft-skills-valentine-s-day-special/_yyKeFjhx 

How Smart Home Technology Improves Quality Of Life For  Active Agers

#SmartHomeTechnology is revolutionizing the way active agers live their lives. From increased safety and security to improved convenience and independence, smart home devices are improving the quality of life for seniors. Read this article to find out more. 

View Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2022/11/16/how-smart-home-technology-improves-quality-of-life-for-active-agers/


Fit Bits

Summer is here and it’s a great time to exercise and track your progress. We have Fit Bits available to check out on loan for 28 days. The kit includes one fit bit, one charger and an extra wristband. Just download the app to your phone to easily track your steps, calories, sleep and more!

These kits are made possible through the “Resolve to Stay Active: A Fitbit for Your Community” award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.


Early Literacy

Garden City Public Library is excited to announce two new programs focused on early literacy: Text and Learning Kindergarten (TALK) and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Text and Learn For Kindergarten (TALK)– Parents and caregivers will children ages 0-5 will receive two text messages a week suggesting activities that can be easily incorporated into daily routines. These activities will be based around the five practices to build essential pre-reading skills: reading, singing, talking, writing and playing!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten-Can you read 1,000 books before you go to Kindergarten? Of course you can! Participants get to place a rocket ship on our bulletin board to keep track of their progress. Every 100 books read gets you a prize! When you finish, you get a free book and a certificate!



Building Fund

The Garden City Library Building Fund is raising money to construct a new building to house the Garden City Public Library, including all the necessary furniture and equipment needed for a modern library. Whether your donation is $5 or $500, you will help ensure the community has a modern space for new moms to connect at baby story-times; for elderly people to attend events and make new friends during a time filled with difficult life transitions; where teens can meet up after school in the library’s teen space; and where readers can discuss current events.

Let’s do this together!

Click here to donate https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Garden-City-Library-Fund


Mobile Services

We have Chrome Books and WIFI Hot Spots available for check out. Our new equipment was funded in part with a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.



E-Content

We are dedicated to helping patrons even when we are closed. Take advantage of our downloadable content by using these FREE services with your library card: Download Destination, Hoopla, Libby and these FREE educational activities for children:


Free Youth Services

Join us every Wednesday at 11 am. We’ll share stories, songs and silly dances. Always free! We stream live on Facebook and upload the video later that day to enjoy. Click here to watch:

https://www.facebook.com/gardencitypl


If you are having trouble with our online services, email us at library@gardencitylib.org