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COVID-19 OPERATING 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, please wear a face-mask 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:


September 14, 2021 Library Board Meeting: Official notice


REGISTER FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD: CLICK HERE


Financial and Home Ownership Education (FHE) Free Webinars

Each month, Michigan State University Extension hosts free money management webinars. Watch in the convenience and safety of your own home, using the Zoom app. Just click the link below for a list of the webinars and days offered.

Webinar Pre-Registration is required. Go to mimoneyhealth.org Click Online Classes, to register.


NEW ITEMS

Young Readers Program

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!

Our kickoff event will feature different stations where you can enjoy fun activities and learn more about TALK. You can also stop in the library to sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The ages for this program are 0-5 but older siblings are welcome to come too!

If you are interested, please sign up with this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D48A4A92BA5FC1-talk

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


Electronic Content

Announcing a new great checkout now available on Hoopla. Craftsy is the leader in step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts. hoopla’s Instant collection now includes more than 140 hours of how-to instructional content from Craftsy courses in baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, and sewing. Fine tune your craft — or start a new one! Hoopla is a free app that comes with your Garden City Public Library card. Need help setting up Hoopla? We can help you.


Mobile Services

We now have Chromebooks and WI-FI hot spots that can be checked out for 1 week. They can be checked out separately or together, according to your needs. There are no renewals and no holds can be placed on the equipment. Simply come in and ask to check them out. When returning, please bring the equipment back into the lobby/library. DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DROP BOX.

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. During this COVID-19 closure, take advantage of our downloadable content
Download Destination, Hoopla, and these FREE educational opportunities and activities for children:


Youth Programs

Read Across America

Announcing our latest reading program! Come along with Miss Kim and Read Across America.
Starting Monday, August 9th, maps and craft kits will be available to pick up to participate.
You’ll get a custom designed Miss Kim US map and passport with state stickers to keep track of your travels across the USA.
Complete your passport and earn a cool prize. Program ends September 10th.


Preschool Story Time

Join us outside each week, weather permitting. We’ll share stories, songs and silly dances. Bring your own chair/blanket or sit on one of our colorful pads provided. Sign up here each week.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48a4a92ba5fc1-preschool4


What is Take it and Make it?

Every Monday, we’ll have new, fun kits for kids to “take” home and “make.” What’s inside the kit? You’ll get a newsletter of all the national holidays that happen during that week. We’ll pick a few fun holidays and create 2-3 crafts based on those holidays or events. You’ll get all the supplies and instructions too. The only supplies you might need from home are glue, tape, markers or crayons…and your creativity, of course! Kits are available on Monday in a limited quantity, but can be picked up any day. So, come to the library and grab your youth Take it and Make it kit.

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