“Baby Start” Online

On Thursday, April 16, the Garden City Public Library will host “Baby Start,” which will be presented online by A Time for Kids! This special “Baby Start” is for infants ages birth – 17 months. This recorded session will include songs, fingerplays, and stories. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. “Baby Start” has been presented, recorded, and hosted by A Time for Kids. For more information about A Time for Kids, visit their website.

Please register beginning April 8 at 10:00 AM via Eventkeeper to participate in this virtual program. If you cannot find your library card to register, please apply for a digital card by visiting nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application. (more…)

Library Remains a Vital Community Resource During Pandemic

Though the library building is closed, the Garden City Public Library has been working to provide the community with information, education, and entertainment through its website, its Facebook pages, and Nassau’s Overdrive collection, the Nassau Digital Doorway. The Library’s digital resources are available 24/7 with a valid library card. New copies of eBooks and digital audiobooks are being added for adults, children, and young adults to the Nassau Digital Doorway daily. Checkouts have increased during this time of social distancing, so additional copies of popular titles will continue to be added. (more…)

Digital Library Cards for Online Access

The Garden City Public Library, in conjunction with the Nassau Library System, is offering residents without an existing valid library card the opportunity to get a Digital Library Card to access ebooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language courses, test prep, and more. Apply for digital access today at https://nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application.

If you do have a valid library card, use that one, it works just fine online and there is no need to apply for another. There is also an option if you have a valid library card but do not know the barcode that the system will send the number to you. (more…)

Library Board Approves Children’s Room Design

At a Special Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees on Monday, March 16, architect Saverio Belfiore, AIA, Vice President of H2M architects+engineers presented a revised concept design for the Library’s Children’s Room and Circulation area. After a brief discussion, the Board approved the design unanimously (by three Trustees in attendance and through 2 email votes). This concept design will be submitted to the Village Board of Trustees for approval and funding in the Village of Garden City 2020-21 Budget Capital Plan.


Keeping Children Busy at Home

Although this April may not be like any others we have experienced in recent times, we know that we will get through this with each other’s help!  The Children’s Librarians continue missing their patrons while they are working from home to come up with some fun and educational activities to keep you busy. There are virtual museum and zoo tours, online games, eBooks, and places to investigate from your home. Check out an eBook or digital audiobook on Overdrive, or download the free Libby app.

Additional digital content for children is being added everyday. Browse our online databases specifically for children. You can access TumbleBooks, Sesame Street eBooks, Novelist K-8, Tutor.com, TumbleMath, and CreativeBug, to name just a few of our online resources. Let your imagination soar and be entertained at the same time. Explore virtually and learn as you go! (more…)

Make Staying Healthy Fun

As adults, we know the importance of washing our hands to stay healthy and safe in this world. Children only learn what we teach them. In the current world, we need to make our children aware of the importance of staying healthy, but we need to do it without scaring them. Now is also great time to catch up on reading and share stories with your children.