What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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Library Enhances Travel Collection

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animated graphic of jet airliner flying through clouds with 'Great Vacations' painted on fuselageThe Garden City Public Library is enhancing its travel collection to include travel DVDs with its nonfiction travel books. The Library has also been updating its collection of travel guidebooks, which includes recently published books by Fodor’s, Frommers, Rick Steve’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, D.K. Eyewitness Travel and others. The travel collection is located on the main floor of the Library with the nonfiction call numbers 910 – 919. Stop by the Library to check out the travel collection to help plan your summer vacation experience.

Don't get caught sounding like a tourist while you're overseas.  Before venturing outside the US, be sure to polish up your language skills with Transparent Language Online. TLO is a rapid-learning system employing flashcards with audio to help the user memorize words and phrases. Pronunciation analysis compares your speech with that of a native speaker, and assessment tests identify areas for improvement. There are 90 language courses available. 

Transparent Language Online works with Windows and Mac computers, and apps are available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.


Guessing Game Winner

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Congratulations to our first-week guessing-game winner! For the first week, there were 87 superhero items in the guessing-game jar, and a fifth grader each guessed 82, making his guesses the closest that week.

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

Congratulations again to the winner, and thanks to all who participated in the first week's game.


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!


Baking with the Baking Coach

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Do some baking with the Baking Coach on Tuesday, July 14. We will be making "Ice Cream Cone Cookies" for children ages 2½ to 5 (not entering Kindergarten in Fall 2015) and an adult caregiver at 11:30 AM, "Ninja Turtle Cupcakes" for children entering Grades K-2 at 1:00 PM, and "Superhero Cupcakes" for children entering Grades 3-5 at 2:30 PM.

Registration is required and begins Monday, July 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. Each child participating in the program will need his or her own Library card to register for the program. 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. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 Please notify a Children’s Librarian if your child has any food allergies.


Crayon Drip Painting

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 Art teacher Liane Mallon will conduct a "Crayon Drip Painting" workshop on Monday, July 6, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM to create works of art with crayons that have been melted using a simple hair dryer. In keeping with the Summer Reading Club theme "Unmask!," these creations can be super heroes or whatever the artist desires.animated graphic of bouncing, blue crayonanimated graphic of bouncing, yellow crayonanimated graphic of bouncing, red crayon

Registration is already underway on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 25 young adults.

This program has been funded through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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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