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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Memorial Gifts to GCPL

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From time to time, the Garden City Public Library responds to requests from patrons about memorials, gifts, and endowments to the Library in honor or memory of someone. One manner of gift giving to the Library is to choose a book or media item as a gift. The book may be purchased by a patron and given to the Library in someone’s memory, or money can be given to the Library to make a purchase in someone’s memory. The chosen item will have an acknowledgement of the gift giver and the name of the person being honored adhered to the item.

Many public organizations are the beneficiary of endowments from the public. In the past, when the Library has received such endowments, the Library has worked with the family heirs to identify specific projects they believe would reflect the named individual’s interest or desire as a long-lasting testament. When large endowments have been made, plaques have been installed to commemorate the gift.

To learn more about any of these giving opportunities, please contact Library Director at 516-742-8405 or by .



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The Library will be holding two interactive programs with PlayHooray on Wednesday, April 22. The first program will be held at 10:00 AM for children ages 6 months to 17 months and the second program will be held at 11:00 AM for children 18 months to 29 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Registration begins Monday, April 13 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Due to limited room capacity, only one child and one adult will be allowed in per registration. Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Babysitting Workshop

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animated graphic of dripping baby bottleRegistration is underway on Eventkeeper for the ever-popular "Babysitting Workshop." The "First Aid Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. The "Safety Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM. When you register for the first session, you are automatically enrolled in the second session. Confirmation will only show one date. Certificates of completion will be awarded to those attending both sessions.

Participants will learn the responsibilities of babysitting in this two-part workshop. The "Safety Session," conducted by Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation and Detective Richard Pedone, focuses on safety issues at the parks, the pool, and in the home. The "First Aid Session," conducted by JoAnnTanck, RN and Georgette Basso, RN, focuses on the care and health of young children. Participants are asked to bring a doll so they may practice the proper ways to hold a baby while feeding or diapering. Nutrition, illnesses, and accidents will be among the topics addressed.

The "Babysitting Workshop" is limited to 30 young adults. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


April is Poetry Month

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Come by the Children’s Room and celebrate Poetry Month by reading some books about poetry and poets. We have poetry on a wide array of topics, ranging from dinosaurs and school poems to poems about nature and sports. If you’re looking for popular children’s poets, check out the work of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. You can also read poetry from around the world as well as the work of classic literary poets, including Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and Langston Hughes. If you’re interested in learning about the life of a poet, check out one of our biographies on famous poets Walt Whitman and Phillis Wheatley, plus many more!


Family Jeopardy Night

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Does your family have what it takes to win Jeopardy? Children in Grades 4-5 and their parents or other special adult can compete in this trivia competition on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM.

Registration is required and begins Monday, April 13 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. One registration per family. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.


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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: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
May 10 & May 24.