Welcome to The Garden City Public Library

We have audition packets available for the Garden City Summer Theatre’s production of Annie. Ask a reference librarian for your packet today!

Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading Bash Vendor Applications

Save the date! July 29th is our annual End of Summer Reading Bash. Applications are open for our Flea Market and Craft Vendor space. It’s only $10 to sell your wares and be part of our fun, family event. Download and complete the application below.

Kids Summer Reading Program



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:


Craft Classes and Programs

Free Online Workshops

May Programming

Series: Older Americans Month

This month is Older Americans Month. Join these themed classes on GetSetUp that will allow you to discover new passions and invite purpose and creativity into your life.

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Series: National Mental Health Month

Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of our minds in the same way we take care of our bodies. Join GetSetUp for a series of classes designed to give your mind the attention and care it needs. 

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Spanish: Empezando el Día con Estiramiento y Tonificación

Join this session with GetSetUp, conducted completely in Spanish, for the perfect way to start your day. You will learn to wake up your muscles, stretching and strengthening them, so they are ready for the day ahead. 

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Series: Photography Month

In honor of National Photography Month, GetSetUp will be hosting a series of classes to help beginners and enthusiasts alike improve their photography skills. Join a fun and informative series of classes that will take your photography skills to new heights!

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Coping with Grief and Loss

In this Stay Well workshop series, clinical mental health counselor Zeinab Moussa continues to discuss emotions experienced by those who are grieving, and engages participants in drawing, writing, mental exercises, and relaxation techniques to help them cope.

Register for Mondays at 6 p.m. https://bit.ly/40niYCY.

Register for Wednesdays at noon: https://bit.ly/3KYmGNt.

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.


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:


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