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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

Fall Craft Classes and Programs

This week, we’re hosting a cool teen craft night centered around banned books.

Sign up required

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48a4a92ba5fc1-halloween

Let’s get spooky, Garden City Public Library style!

On October 20th @ 6pm goth-folk musical duo Charming Disaster will haunt the new Library Activity Room for one night only!

Join us for our very popular Lego Club every Monday from 4-5 pm. Our new activity room is located in the hallway near the thrift store.

Free Online Workshops for Kids and Adults

These workshops are provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and run during the month of September.

It takes time for children to develop emotional intelligence — the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions. Parents can play a key role in this development by helping their child learn the words and feelings associated with various emotions. This series of four online workshops paves the way by involving family members in creative art projects centered around identity, self-awareness, and emotional expression.

The workshops are led by clinical mental health counselor Zeinab Moussa, who has children of her own and loves to get families talking, especially while making art! Her professional background includes providing behavioral and mental health services, special education, and art education.

To participate, all you need is an Internet connection to Zoom and some white paper, scissors, and crayons, markers, or pen/pencil.

Register for as many sessions as you like! All are free of charge. Click here to REGISTER.


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 our senior community.

Check out these September workshops and articles.

Pain Awareness Month: Your Guide to Better Health 

Join GetSetUp for a series of classes to understand the sources of pain as we age and what you can do to feel better.

Nutrition: Baking Basics – Sugar and Sweetener Options 

Join GetSetUp for a class where you will learn about different sugars and sweeteners, their nutritional differences, and how to use them.

Technology: How to Have Fun With Your Family on Snapchat

Snapchat is a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Join GetSetUp to learn how to use Snapchat to connect with your friends and family. 

Spanish Classes on GetSetUp

Join GetSetUp for classes solely in Spanish. This is your opportunity to grow and become stronger in your language. GetSetUp is constantly adding new classes to the series page so be sure to keep checking!

Get Hired: Keywords To Use On LinkedIn And Resume Sites

Did you know that words have a powerful impact on both your job search and how potential employers filter your resume? Find out more about how to make sure your job search profile is on point. 

Article: 5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

Read this article, published in Forbes, to find out about lifestyle choices and daily habits that can keep your brain sharp well into old age.

The Library of Michigan and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to support the ability of older Michigan residents to access live, online virtual classes on a variety of topics such as technology, meditation, brain fitness, art, cooking, financial planning, aging in place, and more. 

It’s easy to sign up by simply clicking the link below. You’ll setup an account and have access to all the online classes available.

https://www.getsetup.io/partner/michigan


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

Do you like to color?

To celebrate summer reading, color and cut out the Mermaid Miss Kim Paper Doll. You only need crayons or markers, some tape and your imagination for an under the sea adventure. 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