What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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Get the App

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screenshot of Nassau Public Libraries Mobile appThe Nassau public libraries have launched a new mobile application, which is compatible with Apple and Android devices. Library users are now able to get access to many library services in the palm of their hands. The Nassau Public Libraries Mobile app is available for download free of charge.

Users of this new app have the ability to search for materials, view events and programs, and find additional information. After a user chooses a home library, the remaining menus will change based on that library’s offerings and will remain set to the home library for future use. Patrons can search for movies, books, and more. Audio and eBooks can be downloaded directly to a mobile device for instant access.

According to Garden City Public Library Director Lisa Paulo, “The Nassau Public Libraries Mobile app provides a user-friendly interface for patrons to take advantage of all that the Garden City Public Library offers through their personal smartphone or tablet. This new service will enhance the overall library experience for our patrons.”

Through the Museum Passes portal, patrons can visit the Library webpage to view a list of available museum passes. Another key component, the Research button, sends users to online resources and homework help. Patrons have the ability to view their checked-out items and holds. Users can choose to receive notifications about their account status.

Garden City library users are invited to explore this dynamic application and connect to the services, programs, and activities at their library. Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “Nassau Public Libraries Mobile.”

 

Library Requests Patron Input

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The Garden City Public Library offers a variety of programs for adults, ‘tweens and teens, and children and their parents. If you have any programming ideas or would like to comment on the types of programs or the days and times of programs, the Library encourages you to fill out Comment Cards, which are located at the Circulation Desk. The Library Administration will take all suggestions under consideration, but cannot guarantee programming changes.

 

Playaway Launchpads

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The Garden City Public Library is excited to announce the addition of Playaway Launchpads to the children’s collection. Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded learning tablets with high-quality, ad-free learning apps to provide themed, grade-leveled, subject-based learning. Each Launchpad comes with a 7” HD Touchscreen, an Android operating system, a protective case, and over 10 pre-loaded apps. The tablets are geared to a wide range of children of different ages, from preschool up through middle school. Subjects include language arts, math, science, and more.

The Launchpads are new, innovative, educational tools to provide interactive learning and literacy for the children of Garden City. With the increased use of computers and technology in everyday life, the Launchpads will offer children an opportunity to learn vital technology skills while having fun.

The 13 Playaway Launchpads are now circulating, but they may be taken out only by Garden City adult cardholders. They circulate for seven days and are not holdable, but can be renewed once. There is a limit of one Launchpad per household that can be checked out at a time. Late fees are $2.00 per day up to $25.00, and the replacement fee is $99.00.

 

School Supply Drive for Homeless

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The Garden City Public Library is hosting a school-supply drive for the homeless now through August 10. The Library needs your help to collect new school supplies for homeless children on Long Island. The "Supply Our Students Drive" is sponsored by the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH). Each year, they pack thousands of backpacks with the school supplies they collect through this drive. The backpacks are distributed through their network of homeless shelters in late August. Last summer, they distributed over 4,000 back packs to kids in need on Long Island.

With your help, we can help LICH distribute more backpacks this year than ever before. Every child deserves to start their school year with the tools they need to succeed. A collection box is stationed in the vestibule of the Library now through August 10.

The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is a 501c3, non-profit organization based in Amityville, NY. Their mission is to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

 

Language Instruction for Children

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Muzzy OnlineCreated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and marketed by Early Advantage, the award-winning Muzzy Online language-learning courses target a child's "window of opportunity" years to learn a second or even a third language. Loveable Muzzy and his fun friends guide the child on the journey to learning any of eight new languages.

Muzzy has become an internationally recognized program and has won numerous awards such as: the Parents Choice Gold Award, the iParenting Media Award, American Association of Teachers of German, and the English Speaking Union Award.

 
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Library Hours

New hours are in bold.

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

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