What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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Celebrate America!

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photo of 'Celebrate America' book displayThe Garden City Public Library invites residents to "Celebrate America" by browsing the new display with nonfiction books celebrating America’s history, art, food, landmarks, natural wonders, and many other aspects of American culture.

In addition, the Library has added two other new displays for July. "Get Wild!" celebrates July as Parks and Recreation Month with books on all the recreational activities to be enjoyed in our nation’s parks.

For Francophiles, there’s a "Bastille Day" display with books on everything French, including French cooking, art, history and travel. The displays are located near the Circulation area on the main floor of the Library.

 

Guessing Game Winner

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Congratulations to our fifth-week guessing-game winner. There were 240 pieces of candy in the guessing game jar, and a third grader guessed 237, making his guess the closest that week.

For the fourth week, there were 126 superhero toys in the guessing-game jar, and two boys each guessed 125, making their guesses the closest that week.

For the third week, there were 161 pieces of candy in the guessing game jar, and a fourth grader guessed 160, making his guess the closest that week.

For the second week there were 176 pieces of candy in the guessing-game jar, and a fourth grader guessed 176.

For the first week, there were 87 superhero items in the guessing-game jar, and a fifth grader each guessed 82, making his guess the closest that week.

Each week there was a new guessing game. Residents up through Grade 5 were encouraged to guess the number of items in the jar. The child with the closest guess won.

The last game concluded on Friday, July 24. Congratulations again to the winners, and thanks to all who participated in the guessing game.

 

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 stuffed 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.

 

Summer Loans

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Whether you’re planning to relax at home or travel the globe this summer, Garden City residents are invited to borrow books for an extended summer-loan period. Garden City Public Library Summer Loans are on books from June 29, 2015 to September 8, 2015. This does not apply to new books, travel books, media (audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, etc.), young adult, large-type books and children’s school summer-reading book lists.

 

Win a Tablet

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Want to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet? Then join the Power Readers Summer Reading Club! Children entering Grades K-5 in Fall 2015 can only qualify by joining the Power Readers Summer Reading Club and submitting a book-review card by Monday, August 3 at 9:00 PM. There will be two tablets given out: one as the grand prize for Grades K-2 and one as the grand prize for Grades 3-5. To submit book review cards, you must be registered in the Garden City Public Library’s Power Readers Summer Reading Club.

Registration for the Power Readers Summer Reading Club in the Children’s Room began June 22. Non-residents can register beginning July 6. The more you read and the more book review cards you fill out, the more chances you have of winning!

 


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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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