What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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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 .

 

Scan Photos & Documents

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Photo of BookScan stationHave a hard copy you would rather not retype? Want to digitize a photo to attach it to an email? The iVina BookScan Station is the answer to those many pleas that have fallen on our ears. Library patrons can scan items to a Word, JPEG, or PDF file and save them to a USB flashdrive. Don’t have a computer at home? Sit down in our Computer Lab, insert your drive, and work with your files.

Patrons may purchase a USB flashdrive for $6.75 (the Library's cost) at the Circulation Desk.

 

Lions Club Grateful for Collection of Eyeglasses

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The Garden City Public Library is a collection site for used eyeglasses for the Recycle for Sight Program, which is run by a local Lions Club. The Lions Club has expressed its appreciation to Library Board Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich and the Library for continuing to serve as an ongoing collection site for the Recycle for Sight Program. The glasses are reprocessed and distributed to those in need worldwide. A box is provided for the used-eyeglass collection near the interior doors of the Library.

 

Renew Items Via Text Message

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If you are signed up for SMS Alerts, you will receive simple-text messages to your cell phone to remind you that you have items that are due soon, overdue, or on hold. If you reply with the word renew, the system will respond with one of two messages:

  1. "Your items could not be renewed" (if no items are eligible for renewal), or
  2. "(x) of (y) items were renewed" (if some or all items are eligible for renewal).

Items that are not eligible for renewal include overdue items, items with holds waiting, or items already renewed. Patrons who owe fines for previously returned materials may not be able to renew materials using this feature. Should you wish to pay fines online by credit card, visit ALISweb.org, log in to your account, and click on "unpaid fines and bills."

To sign up for SMS Alerts, log into your library account, click on “Modify Personal Info,” enter a mobile-phone number, and click on the “opt in” link. Charges from your cell-phone service provider, if any, will apply.

 

Library in Your Pocket

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Sitting in front of a computer is beginning to feel like free time. Most people are so busy these days that if they’re sitting, they’re in a vehicle – and no doubt staring into that ubiquitous oracle, the smartphone (but not if they’re driving, of course).

animated graphic of hands using smartphoneUnless your destination is the Library, consider getting there via smartphone or other mobile device. If you access the Library website on a Droid or iPhone, you will automatically be served a simplified version of our pages more suitable for a tiny screen.

The Library catalog (ALIScat) also has a mobile version called AirPAC. Using the mobile site, you can do a simple catalog search or check your library account.

In fact, while you’re logged into your library account, consider signing up for SMS Alerts. SMS Alerts will send simple text messages to your cell phone to inform you that you have items due soon, overdue, or on hold. To sign up for SMS Alerts, log into your library account at , click on “Modify Personal Info,” enter a mobile phone number,” and click the “opt in” link. Your service provider’s message charges apply.

Many of our electronic resources have apps for mobile devices. With OverDrive Media Console for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, or Windows Phone 7, you can take along a shelf full of books from the Nassau Digital Doorway in your pocket. The BYKI Online language-learning system also has mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.

Wherever you are, your library is there for you.

 


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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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