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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Dog Days of Summer

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animated graphic of dog barking and wagging tail with books, pencil, and appleEnjoy the dog days of summer by reading a good book about dogs! We have books on specific breeds, like the series Little Dogs Rock, by various authors; Eye to Eye with Dogs, by Lynn Stone; or Dogs, by various authors. We also have books with general information about dogs, such as The Complete Dog Book for Kids, by the American Kennel Club; The Life Cycle of a Dog, by Angela Royston; and Dogs: How to Choose and Care for a Dog, by Laura S. Jeffrey. If you’re interested in a chapter book about dogs, you can read The Fast and the Furriest, by Andy Behrens; Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven, by Graham Salisbury; or the series The Buddy Files, by Dori Hillestad Butler. For picture books about dogs, you can check out Jules Feiffer’s Bark, George or the series Biscuit, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; and Spot, by Eric Hill; plus many more.


Summer Reading Lists

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Although the Summer Reading Program is now over, the Tweens 'n’ Teens Room still has copies of books on the Summer Reading Lists from Garden City Middle School and Garden City High School, as well as many private/parochial schools. The Library offers audiobooks on CD and Playaway as well as downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for some of the reading-list titles.


Highlights From Children’s Literature

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The Children’s Department will exhibit “Highlights From Children’s Literature” from August 1-29 in the showcases on the main floor. The display includes popular children’s books paired with corresponding dolls and stuffed animals.

Characters and titles in the exhibit include the caterpillar from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, the Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and many more. 

Exhibit funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Labor Day Holiday Hours

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The Garden City Public Library will be closed for the holiday as follows:

Saturday, August 30 - Closed all day
Sunday, August 31 - Closed all day
Monday, September 1 - Closed all day

Back-to-School Books

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Animated graphic of rocking apple with pencil and "Back to School" placardGet ready to go back to school by reading a good book! You can read some picture books about the first day of school, such as First Day, Hooray, by Nancy Poydar; Mr. Ouchy’s First Day of School, by B. G. Hennessy; or My First Day at Nursery School, by Becky Edwards. For more general picture books about school, you can check out the books School Lunch, by True Kelley; How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen, or Never Ride Your Elephant to School, by Doug Johnson. For chapter books about school, you can check out Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar or the series My Weird School, by Dan Gutman, or Ghostville Elementary, by Marcia Thorton Jones, plus many more.

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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed