Friends of the Garden City Public Library

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Tee-Shirt Fundraiser

Check out our latest fundraiser! We are selling these fabulous tee-shirts for $7 (S, M, or L), $9 (XL), or $10 (2XL or 3XL). Stop by the Library during business hours to get yours. Quantities are limited but if we run out of your size, you can place a pre-order for our next batch. Buying in batches keeps the cost down, enabling us to sell at a reasonable price and still raise funds. Show off your support for the Library in style!


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.

Becoming a Friend, allows you to support your local library and give back to your community. Some tasks performed by the Friends include, but are not limited to:

  • Sorting donated materials which will be stored for future sales
  • Setting up, staffing, and cleaning up the used book sales
  • Assisting with special fundraising
  • Distributing Friend’s and Library publicity
  • Contacting prospective members and encouraging them to become active in the Friends
  • Volunteering to work on special projects which enhance the quality of service at the library

The Friends can always use an extra pair of hands. If you have just a few hours to spare, we would appreciate your help. 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 and to actively participate in projects.

How to join:

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

Be Informed

Come back to this page for periodic updates. Stay connected by following us on Facebook, signing up for the Library’s quarterly newsletter, and join us for our quarterly meetings (Jan., Apr., Jul., & Oct.)

Upcoming Events:

Friends 4th Quarter Meeting: In preparation for our Fall Book Sale, we will be meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Meetings start at 7 pm and are held in the Maplewood Community Center. If you are interested in being more active in the Friends, this is a good place to start.

Fall Book Sale: This year, the Fall Book Sale will be held from Monday, October 21 – 23. As usual, Monday and Tuesday hours will be 9 am – 8 pm, and Wednesday (Books by the Bag) will be from 9 am – 6 pm.

Silent Book Club: Joins us for this new type of book club the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. We will come together, talk about books for 15 minutes, read silently (whatever you want!), talk some more about books and go home. Easy peasy! No pressure to finish a book or find a copy of the book everyone else is reading. We will provide tea and water.

Crafters’ Corner: Knit Night has evolved! Do you scrapbook, crochet, paint, etc.? Bring your special project to work on while enjoying great company! A small craft will be provided at each meetup if you don’t have a current project. On the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm.

Calendar of Events: Click this link to see our full calendar of events for 2019.

Friends Tote Bag Fundraiser

Who doesn’t need a few extra tote bags? Why not get some of our stylish Friends of the Library tote bags? They are available in 2 colors (burgundy or green) and feature our logo on one side for $3.50 each.

2019 Friends Board of Directors

President: Barbra Reddy
Secretary: Sandie Enders
Treasurer: Caroline Skiver
Directors: Carol Lewthwaite, Laura O’Connor, Kevin Davison