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Welcome to the Garden City Public Library

Our 2022 Summer Reading Program begins June 20th. Come into the library to sign up for our adult, teen and youth programs. Your summer will be filled with fun daily and weekly programs. The adult crafts will be available for pickup all week. Youth Crafts will be available on Mondays to craft with us in person…or at home during the week. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on program times. And join us on July 31st for our end of Summer Reading Bash.

Monday-Make It & Take It Crafts

Tuesday-Tween Crafts and Games

Wednesday-StoryTime

Thursday-Family Night

Friday-Lego Club

Friday-Outdoor Book Garden


End of Summer Reading Bash 2022-Vendor Application

Sign-Ups for vendors (craft, art, food, flea market, etc. sellers) are open for the Garden City Public Library’s End-Of-Summer Reading Bash Car Show.

The event will take place outdoors at the Maplewood Center soccer fields (31735 Maplewood, Garden City) on Saturday, July 30th from 1 – 4pm with setup beginning 45 minutes before. Vendor fees are priced at $10 and the money goes towards the Library Building Fund. To apply download and complete the Vendor Application Form.


Classic Car Owners: Save the date, the Garden City Public Library will be bringing back its classic car show complete with vendors, raffles and kid’s entertainment on July 30th from 1pm to 4pm. Registration to show your car is free and will open on June 13th. We can’t wait to see you there!


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.   

All returns must be put in the book drop.   They will be quarantined before being checked in, so you may see them on your patron record for a few days after returning. 

Remember, we are a FINE FREE LIBRARY. You do not have to worry about fines while returned materials are being held for their 1 week quarantine

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


WHAT’S NEW

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

Do you like to color?

May 5th is National Astronaut Day…celebrate it with our, out of this world, coloring sheet.

Color our free coloring sheet featuring our resident astronaut, Commander Kim. Grab your crayons and markers and enjoy a day of coloring. Free to download.

Preschool Story Time

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