About James B Lenze

Director of the Garden City (MI) Public Library from 2008-2011, and from 2013-present. Previously, Adult Services Librarian at the Garden City Public Library from 1998-2007

COVID-19 Preparedness


Stay calm. Stay safe. In the interest of public health, the Garden City Public Library has adopted the following policies and procedures: The Library’s Reopening Policy identifies 6 stages (we are currently at Stage 3):Stage 1: Closed to the PublicStage 2: Staff ReturningStage 3: Contactless Pickup and Limited Patron ServiceStage 4: Limited Lobby or Atrium … Continue reading


See what all the Hoopla is about at the Garden City Public Library! Hoopla lets you check out popular movies, music, ebooks, comics and audiobooks with convenience and ease. Stream movies, music, books and audiobooks with your Garden City Public Library card. You can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your iOS or Android device, or visit hoopla to … Continue reading

Download Destination

Download Destination (powered by Overdrive)

The Garden City Public Library is proud to offer our patrons a large collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video through Download Destination (powered by OverDrive).  You will need your Garden City Public Library card number and PIN to borrow them. (Forgot your pin? Call the Library at (734) 793-1830 for assistance.)

Need help downloading from Download Destination?

To help you get started with these e-resources, we have developed several help guides, which are listed below.  You can get more help at help.overdrive.com or by emailing downloaddestination@gmail.com


FEDERAL The IRS has informed us that the only forms they will be sending public libraries this year are: Form 1040, Form 1040A, and Form 1040EZ.  They will not be sending instruction booklets, any of the schedules, or any other specialized forms.  If you need instructions, schedules, or other forms, the IRS provides the following options: … Continue reading

Flowers Planted

Thank you to all the Friends and volunteers who cleaned up our flower beds and planted annuals at the Library today! It looks lovely. Thank you also to Barsons Greenhouses for selling great annuals at a great price.

Special thanks to Nancy Bailey who organized and supervised the event for the third year straight.

Below are some pictures of the new flower beds and planters. We will update these throughout the spring and summer. Come back often.

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Born To Read!

It is never too early to share your love of reading with your child.  That’s why we have started our Born to Read program sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Library. Bring in your newborn baby or baby’s birth certificate and you will get to select a FREE Board Book! Plus, you will also receive … Continue reading

Fax Service

The Garden City Public Library is pleased to offer faxing service for a nominal fee.  For best results, all documents sent must be single-sided, contain no staples, and have no torn or jagged edges.  Standard letter or legal sized paper is best. Charges: $1.00 per page to send $0.50 per page to receive The Library’s  fax number is … Continue reading