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Comical Jugglers: the Gizmo Guys

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Join us on Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 PM for our Summer Kick-Off Show, "The Comical Jugglers: the Gizmo Guys"! This fun show is open to children ages 2½ through Grade 5 and their families.

Tickets are required. Register for tickets online beginning Monday, June 15, at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. Please include the “Number of Tickets Needed” on your registration form. Each individual needs his or her own ticket to attend.

Please arrive promptly. If you’re late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

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


LEGO Donations

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The Garden City Public Library’s Children’s Department would like to thank everyone for their generous donations of LEGO bricks to the Children’s Department’s Drop-In LEGO Club. The Children’s Department greatly appreciates these donations, which will be used during the LEGO Club’s monthly meetings and will help foster and encourage creativity in the children of Garden City who attend.

If you have old LEGO bricks, minifigures, or other LEGO parts you would like to donate to the Library for the club, please contact the Children’s Department, either by or by phone at 516-742-8405 x216. LEGO donations can also be brought to the Children’s Room at the Library.

The LEGO Club will host two special summer programs, called "Be Creative with LEGO Bricks," one for Grades K-2 and one for Grades 3-5, on July 28 at the Library, which will require registration. The LEGO Club will then resume meeting monthly in September, in which no registration is required and children are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Beanie Babies® Exhibit

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Helen Anderson of West Hempstead will share her collection of Beanie Babies®, showcased at the Library from August 1-30. Enjoy viewing 24 Ty Beanie Babies® including: Chocolate the Moose, Cutie the Doll, Adorable Annie the Doll, Fuzz the Bear, Niles the Camel, Ivan the Bear, Fleecie the Lamb, Polka Dot the Dog, Katrine the Cat, and more.

Beanie Babies® were invented by H. Ty Warner during 1993 with nine affordably priced toy animals. Each cute animal has a matching cute name. They are tuffed with plastic beans (thus, Beanie) making them less stiff and more lifelike. These appealing toys could be purchased and collected for less than five dollars a piece. Ty Warner is a generous philanthropist with millions of dollars donated to underprivileged children.


Contributors to the "Children’s Chinese Auction"

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Children’s Librarians (L-R) Laura Giunta, Barbara Grace & Donna Furey draw names for prizes during the 'Children’s Chinese Auction.'The Children’s Department would like to thank the following people for donating prizes to the Winter Reading Club "Children’s Chinese Auction":

  1. Adventureland;
  2. Anonymous donors;
  3. Long Island Children’s Museum;
  4. Children’s Maritime Explorium;
  5. Children’s Museum of the East End;
  6. Jason Riley of Green Meadows Farm;
  7. The Land of Make Believe;
  8. Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages;
  9. Oriental Trading Company;
  10. Pump It Up;
  11. Queens Zoo;
  12. Science Museum of Long Island;
  13. Garden City Public Library employees: Donna Furey, Ronnie George, Laura Giunta, and Barbara Grace.

The Winter Reading Club began on Monday, January 5, and the auction was held on Thursday, February 26. Twenty-eight prizes were included in the auction, all of which were donated, and 37 children participated, submitting 683 book review cards in total.


Download eBooks and Audiobooks

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Garden City Public Library cardholders can take advantage of the Library’s growing collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, which are available through the Nassau Digital Doorway and OverDrive, Inc. Nassau Digital Doorway Patrons can download bestselling, popular, and classic fiction and nonfiction eBook and audiobook titles as well as titles for young adults and children.

The Library’s free downloadable service is compatible with the Kindle and Kindle Fire, the Nook and Nook tablet, the iPad and the iPhone, Android devices, Windows and Mac computers as well as most other eReaders and mobile devices. All you need to borrow digital titles from the Library is an internet connection and a valid Garden City library card.

The Nassau Digital Doorway is the gateway to thousands of downloadable titles and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library to pick up printed instruction guides for downloading eBooks and audiobooks to eReaders, smartphones and tablets. New “how to” instruction guides have been prepared for Kindle, iPhone and iPad, and Nook tablet users. Instructions and how-to videos can also be found through the Help link on the Nassau Digital Doorway home page.


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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 
Sunday & Monday, May 24-25.

New hours begin June 1.