Welcome to the Garden City Public Library!

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The Garden City Public Library has been serving the residents of Garden City (Michigan) as a resource of traditional and evolving library services for over 90 years.

The Garden City Public Library is your place for books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, computer access, and free Wi-Fi.  Throughout the year, we offer a variety of free programs for all ages.  The Garden City Public Library provides access to e-books via OverDrive and e-magazines via Zinio.  Using your Garden City Public Library card, you will have access to these services from anywhere at any time!

Click the tabs above to explore our Library services, event calendar, and many useful resources.  We are happy to serve you!  For questions about the Library, please feel free to call us at (734) 793-1830.

News, Events, & Programs
e9cc_portal_bookends Teen Craft Night - Teens! We need your help! We have bookends in the Teen Section that need to be painted by YOU. The Garden City Public Library is hosting a Teen Craft Night on Thursday, April 28th, from 6:00-7:00pm. Don't worry, your efforts will be rewarded: FREE PIZZA will be served to all who attend and participate! Space is limited, so all we ask is that you register in advance at (734) 793-1830.
hitchcock2 Alfred Hitchcock Saturday Matinee: The Birds - "Do you happen to have a pair of birds that are... just friendly?" Make plans to watch how this line foreshadows unruly behavior from the enchanters of the sky at this month's ALFRED HITCHCOCK Saturday Matinee viewing of the classic The Birds on Saturday, April 30th starting at 2pm. Patrons 14 and up are welcome to join the library for snacks and the matinee. Keep in mind material may be objectionable to some audiences.
food for fines FOOD FOR FINES Program - Garden City Public Library has their FOOD FOR FINES Program underway, and will continue to accept donations until close at 8:00 pm on MONDAY, MAY 2ND. You too can help support Our H.O.M.E. Pantry and dissolve your fines at the same time! For each can donated the Library will waive $1 in overdue fines. If spring cleaning is on your list in the next two weeks, take a peak in the cupboards and see if you have any non-perishables that could assist with this program and drop them off at the Library circulation desk. Here is why our patrons are the best: So far the Library has delivered 173 lbs of food to Our H.O.M.E. Pantry on behalf of the FOOD FOR FINES Program! That averages to nearly 30 individuals having a full day of hearty meals (about 6 lbs./person) that otherwise may not have been available. Thank you to those who have already participated, let's keep up the wonderful work! We would like to personally thank Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan for the opportunity to participate in this program, while allowing us to directly donate to Our H.O.M.E. Pantry.
Stop in for our viewing of the original trilogy on May 4th! “MAY THE 4TH” BE WITH YOU – STAR WARS DAY - Join us at the library for an all-day viewing of the original STAR WARS trilogy! Viewing begins at 1:00 PM on May 4th. We will kick off with Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), followed by The Empire Strikes Back, and wrapping up the day with Return of the Jedi. Snacks will be provided, you just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! This event is open to all ages, so bring along the friends who love the 4th as much as we do!
Capture2 “REVENGE OF THE 5TH” STAR WARS PARTY - Who doesn't love a good Star Wars party? Not the Garden City Public Library, that's for sure! Come celebrate 'Revenge of the 5th' with us! On Thursday, May 5th the Library will be hosting a Star Wars party. From 6:00-7:00pm, join us for themed games and crafts all centered around that galaxy far, far away. Registration is required so please call at (734) 793-1830
darksoulsgabeapproved Nerd Night: Dark Souls - Learn from the best, converse with other gamers on strategy, explore the gameplay and history of the action role-playing video game series Dark Souls with local gamer aficionado, Gabe Kleinert on Monday, May 9th, at 6:00pm. Topics of discussion for the evening will include the game's story, its world design, its effect on other games and game culture, and what sets it apart from any other game in the world. Heard this game was difficult? Gabe will shed light on how this reputation is untrue and harmful to the gaming community. "When I first started playing Dark Souls, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It's set a completely new standard for what a game can be, and as strange as it may sound, it's made me grow as a person by playing it. I hope I can introduce some new people to the series, and dispel the myth that it's 'too difficult' to get into." This event is open to patrons 14 years of age or older and will have Mountain Dew and Doritos provided. Please call to register for this event (734) 793-1830.
shakespeare Shakespeare Performance & Workshop - All ages are welcome to the Shakespeare Performance & Workshop on Saturday, May 21st at 12:00pm at the Garden City Public Library! The Royal Oak Water Works Theatre Company will be coming to Garden City to perform excerpts from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. This event was made possible by the generous Elaine Irvin Award which was granted to the Garden City Public Library. The Shakespeare DVD collection has expanded as well, along with literature pertaining to his works and the bard. Join us for this spectacular performance and to celebrate the literary genius and his world.
smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2488901. Amazon Smile - The holidays are approaching.  Give to the Garden City Library Building Fund while shopping for gifts. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Garden City Library Building Fund every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and … Continue reading
1558590_818629151507846_5140565271178263215_n Michigan Activity Pass Welcomes Two New Partners - Great news! The Garden City Public Library is pleased to announce that the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is gearing up for the 2015-2016 season. MAP (Michigan Activity Pass), available to all library card holders, is pleased to welcome two new partners to the program this season. Both Sheplar’s Mackinac Island Ferry (St. Ignace & … Continue reading
bookmyne_logo BookMyne Mobile Device App - The Garden City Public Library is excited to announce that we have partnered with the mobile device app BookMyne.  Patrons can now browse our shared catalog, place and cancel holds, view their accounts, view digital bookshelves, and download electronic resources through their iOS or Android devices. Additional Features: BookMyne is multi-lingual, supported in English, Arabic, Bengali, Simplifed Chinese, Traditional … Continue reading