Welcome to the Garden City Public Library!

Library in the spring.

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 ebooks via Download Destination (powered by OverDrive), magazines via Zinio, and movies, music plus much more via Hoopla.  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
#GCreads2017 - Make reading your New Year’s resolution; join the staff of the Garden City Public Library in a 2017 reading challenge. Set your own pleasure reading goal for the year. Post your goal and track your progress with us, using the hashtag #GCReads2017 and by tagging us @gardcitymichlib on Twitter and Instagram. You know best how busy you … Continue reading
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Come one, come all, stressed adults, we hear your call! Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night! There will be a multitude of coloring sheets provided, as well as crayons, markers and other materials. You can also bring your own supplies. New coloring pages each week! Ages 14 +
Anime Club - Hey Teens! The Garden City Public Library has an event coming up that might be perfect for you: Anime Club. On Thursday, April 27th , join us at the GCPL from 6-7pm as we enjoy a topical anime perfect for this month: Your Lie In April. We really hope you can make it! Register in advance at the Library or give us a call at (734) 793-1830.
R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, You can do it! - Do you Recycle at home? Did you know there is a FREE, voluntary curbside pickup and 65 gallon rolling bin waiting for you to begin? Just contact DPS at (734) 793-1800 to get your bin and begin recycling! Unsure of what can be recycled? A list of complete items that can be recycled can be … Continue reading
SUMMER READING SPONSORS & DONORS - Are you part of a local business or organization looking for ways to reach out to the community? Look no further! Summer Reading at the GC Library is right around the sunny bend and we need sponsors and donors to help deliver another successful fun-filled summer programming lineup to our community. Last year we had over 450 participants and expect this years numbers to increase by at least a minimum of 100 participants based on our growing patronage. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring an event for Summer Reading, please call (734) 793-1830 or email Youth Librarian Erin Look, look@gardencitylib.org
Teens SYNC - Looking for more free audiobooks? Allow us to introduce you to SYNC. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program geared toward teens that gives listeners two complete audiobook downloads each week from April 27 – August 16, 2017. Audiobooks are available in pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Two free books each week, now through August 16, that's over 30 FREE audiobooks!
Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com. Free downloads kick off first with The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, a masterclass in innocence and corruption that has endured for over 100 years. The second title is The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a terrifying psychological thriller that will keep you guessing long after you’ve finished the book.
Percy Jackson Party - On Thursday, May 4th, Garden City Public Library is throwing a Trials of Apollo party!! Join us from 5:30-7:00 as we celebrate the release of Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy. We'll be featuring fun crafts, a cool trivia contest AND putting teams together to on an actual quest just like Percy Jackson and his friends! If this sounds awesome, register in advance at the Library! Or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Lego Club - Join the Garden City Public Library Lego Club in our brand new time! Kids ages 5 and up can join us at the library on Monday May 8th from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm to make their own Lego masterpieces. Legos will be provided. We will also have Lego books for you to look at (or checkout) to spark your imagination. No registration is necessary. Just drop on in.
Pajama Storytime - Garden City Public Library is hosting a Pajama Storytime! On Thursday, May 11th, join us from 6:30-7:30 pm for fun stories and a brief film. This program is for kids ages 10 and under and kids are encouraged to wear their comfy PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend! To register in advance, please stop by the Library or call at (734) 793-1830.
Calligraphy - Come to the Library Monday, May 15th starting at 6:00 PM to practice your fanciest pen strokes and create a sampler to decorate your home. Supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own. Ages 14 + are welcome to attend this free adult program.
Afternoon Explorers Club - Are you ready for an Afternoon filled with fun and adventure? Then you're ready for Afternoon Explorers! We'll now be having the event from 4-5pm at Garden City Public Library. Join us on Monday, May 15th as we welcome a special guest to show us: The Science of Diapers. To register for this event, either drop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Origami Yoda Program - On Thursday, May 18th, Garden City Public Library is hosting a special Star Wars themed program based on the best selling series by Tom Angleberger: Origami Yoda! From 6:00-7:00pm, come make your own Origami Yoda and other Star Wars crafts at the Library! To register for this program, either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Video Game History: Metroid - On Monday, May 22nd beginning at 6:00 pm, stop in for Video Game History – Metroid with local nerd Gabe K.; learn how this 30-year-old series changed the way players look at protagonists in successor video game series. * Ages 14 + welcome *
CALLING ALL CLASSIC CAR OWNERS! - Do you have a rockin' ride that needs a place to show it's shiny wheels off? We've got just the event! We are looking for classic car owners of all types to show their treasured transport at the GC Library's end of the Summer Reading Program event on Saturday, July 29th. This event marks the closing of our all-ages Summer Reading Program and will be a fun-filled, family occasion with food, games, crafts, a 50/50 raffle held by the Friends of the Library, and of course, a fantastic showing of classic cars! Cars will be in the Library Parking area, on the Balmoral side of the building. Interested in showing your ride? We have space to fill! Contact Lisa at: (734) 793- 1830 31735 Maplewood Street Garden City, MI gardencitylib.org kleinert@gardencitylib.org