Friends of the Garden City Public Library

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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held in the activity room located in the library hallway at 6 pm.

The quarterly 2024 meeting schedule is as follows:

January 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

October 15, 2024


The mission of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library is to help the Garden City Public Library serve as a community resource that provides all residents with free access to a broad array of quality materials and programs that meet their personal, educational, and recreational needs. We also work to promote understanding and appreciation of the library and seek support through monetary gifts, and gifts of books and other material.


The Friends of the Garden City Public Library accepts donations of Recent Books, Audio Book CDs, Music CDs, and DVDs. Donations should be clean and in good condition. 

We DO NOT accept:

  • Damaged books with broken bindings, missing or torn pages, soiled, moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text.
  • Manuals over 5 years old.
  • Magazines, periodicals, or academic journals.
  • Textbooks or encyclopedias
  • Non-commercially produced media (aka home videos/recordings).
  • Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in.
  • Audio cassettes or VHS Tapes
  • Large quantities of books unless by appointment

All donations are accepted without condition, and immediately become the property of the Friends of the Library. They cannot be returned. Some donations may be added to the Library’s collections. The rest will be sold in our annual book sale or recycled. Donations added to the collection may be withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current.

We accept donations during the Library’s regular business hours at the Circulation Desk. Please do not bring more than two (2) boxes per visit.

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, the library will provide one. We cannot, however, assign a dollar value to your donation.

Become A Friend

Becoming a Friend, allows you to support your local library and give back to your community. 

What We Do 

The Friends of the Library help the Garden City Public Library in many ways by raising funds through our Used Book Sales, memberships, and donations. Funds we raise go back to the library to help fund programs, materials, and special events.


Looking for a way to connect with new people while supporting the Garden City Public Library and GC community? Volunteer with the Friends! Opportunities include:

  • USED BOOK SALES:  Setting up and running the sales.
  • BOOK SORTING: Help sort donations.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS: Vendor Shows and Volunteering at Library programs.

Membership in the Friends of the Garden City Public Library is open to all adults wishing to join. Members are encouraged to attend quarterly membership meetings (Jan., Apr., Jul., & Oct.).

Become a Member Today! 

Joining the Friends couldn’t be easier! Just fill out and return the membership form and drop it off at the Library with a suggested donation of $5, or mail it to: FRIENDS c/o Garden City Public Library 31735 Maplewood Street, Garden City, MI 48135

Becoming a member gets you a punch card for one (1) free book a month from the Friends Used Book Shop (ask for yours at the Circulation Desk).

Stay Informed

Come back to this page for periodic updates. Stay connected by following us on Facebook and join us for our quarterly meetings 

Scan the QR Code below to sign up for our monthly newsletter with all Library and Friends of the Library news!


2023 Friends Board of Directors

President: Kaitlyn Perry
Treasurer: Caroline Skiver
Directors: Carol Lewthwaite, Kevin Davison

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