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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Training for Teens & Tots Storytime

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Everyone’s looking forward to summer this year! Summer means enjoying the Garden City Pool. Every summer, the Young Adult Department of the Garden City Public Library, in cooperation with the Recreation Department of the Village of Garden City, conducts a storytime at the pool on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and the first week of August.

To be a teen volunteer in this program, you must attend a training session at the Library. Everyone entering Grades 6-12 in September 2014 is invited to be a volunteer.  Only first-time volunteers are required to be trained.

The training is scheduled as a two part program to be held on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Thursday, April 17 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. If these dates do not fit into your schedule, please call the YA Librarian Marge Kelly at 742-8405 x242 to arrange a mutually convenient time for training. Snacks and beverages will be provided and a 15 minute break will be given.

Registration begins Monday, March 3 on EventKeeper. This program is limited to 20 Young Adults.

This program has been funded in part by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

GCPL Celebrates National Library Week

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The Garden City Public Library joins libraries in communities in schools, colleges, and communities across the country in celebrating National Library Week from April 13-19, a time to remind the public about the contributions that libraries, librarians, and library workers make to their communities. This year’s theme of National Library Week is "Lives Change @ Your Library."

Service to the community has always been the focus of the Garden City Public Library. While libraries have always served as trusted places where people can access information, the Garden City Public Library has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of every member of the community. Today’s libraries are more than just book repositories. The Library offers opportunities for children and adults alike to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams by providing access to books and periodicals, eBooks and audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs, workshops, computers, and other informational resources.

Open the door to change - visit your library for materials and services for students and adult lifelong learners. You can access specialized electronic resources, borrow museum passes, and get recommendations on the best books to read. The place to be is @ your library.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. For more information, visit the Garden City Public Library at 60 Seventh Street or call 516-742-8405.

 

Easter Holiday Hours

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The Garden City Public Library will be closed on:

Sunday, April 20, 2014.

 

3 Apples Book Award

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graphic of red, yellow, and green applesThe nominations are in! Come to the Library and vote for one of the 15 nominees for the 3 Apples Book Award, a New York State Children’s Choice Award!  Children in grades 3-5 can vote for their favorite for the Children’s Choice Award, and children in Pre-K through Grade 2 can vote for their favorite for the Young Reader’s Choice Award. Voting can be done in the Children’s Room. One vote is allowed per child. Votes will be taken until Friday, April 18 at 5:00 PM, so vote today.

 

National Autism Awareness Month

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April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Children’s Room is spreading awareness with a book display on autism. Titles include My Friend Has Autism, by Amanda Doering Tourville; A is for Autism, F is for Friend: A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco; and Russell’s World: A Story for Kids About Autism, by Charles A. Amenta III; among others. The Library also has created the book, I Visit the Garden City Public Library, a social storybook for children with autism on visiting the Garden City Public Library, which can be viewed or checked out at the Library as well as viewed online. Stop by the Library and check out a book on autism this month!

 
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