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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

Announcing our First Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament. Compete against other teams to finish a 1000 piece puzzle. Call the library (734) 793-1830 to register yourself or your team of up to 6 people. The winning team gets a super awesome trophy.


Announcing another month of crafting Saturdays! Join us for the 12 Crafts of Christmas where you’ll create 4 new crafts each Saturday from 2-4pm. Call the library (734) 793-1830 to register for each class.


Expand your art skills and try engraving an animal drawing on silver foil. Call the library to register (734) 793-1830.


We’re hosting another popular late night Lego Club for kids. Join us Thursday, December 8th from 6-7pm.

Register online here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48a4a92ba5fc1-late


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 November workshops and articles.

Social Connections

Having social connections allows us to feel like we are part of something special. This November, join GetSetUp for a series of classes that celebrate this feeling and help you become more connected with others.

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Vets Supporting Vets [Club Session]

Join U.S. Army vet, Edwin Smith, in an open Community Led discussion group where veterans and any active duty military can share resources, discuss the issues that impact veterans, share job leads, and support one another.

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Hagamos 2 Sopas Deliciosas Para un Día Frío de Invierno

As winter approaches and temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup to keep you cozy. Join this Spanish class where you will learn two new delicious soup recipes. 

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In The News

11 Meaningful Ways Older Adults Can Volunteer Right Now

Volunteering can be a meaningful opportunity for anyone, especially for those later in life. Read this article for some strategies older adults can use to give back to others and their community.

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5 Ways Older Adults Can Stay Socially Engaged This Fall

Social, physical, and mental health are extremely important – especially as we get older. Read this article for some great tips on how seniors can stay busy and connected this fall. 

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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.


The MI-83 TLC Kits Project Grant

A huge thank you to Library of Michigan and Institute of Museum and Library Services for their generous grant of the MI-83 TLC Kits Project. We received the Online Programming Kit which includes a Dell Laptop, Cannon DSLR camera, a Yeti podcast microphone, several camera lens, SD cards, tripods, and a green screen.


We’re excited to use our new equipment to provide the community of Garden City with online programming and videos for both youth and adults. So, stay tuned for new and fun content on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.


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