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…)

The Digital Library is Always Open

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Library building is closed; however, patrons can access our digital library, which is open 24/7 through our website. Visit the website to become more familiar with all of the digital services available for all ages to enjoy from the comfort of home. The digital library offers access to downloading books and magazines, to streaming music, to online learning resources, to job-search resources, to links to tax forms, to name just a few of the many resources available to you with your library card.

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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.

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New Hold Options for eBooks

The “Auto-Checkout” feature on the Nassau Digital Doorway site has been replaced with a new “Hold Redelivery/Deliver Later” option that gives users more control over their holds so that they can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for them. Now NDD users can have a reserved item “delivered later” if they are not ready to read it but still wish to remain in the wait queue. Here’s how it works:download ebooks - OverDrive

After receiving notification that a hold is available, the user can opt to:

  1. Borrow the title within 3 days;
  2. Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy; or
  3. Cancel the hold.

If the user takes no action during the hold-pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, the hold will be canceled.

View the video explaining this new feature.

Language Instruction for Children

Muzzy OnlineCreated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and marketed by Early Advantage, the award-winning Muzzy Online language-learning courses target a child’s “window of opportunity” years to learn a second or even a third language. Loveable Muzzy and his fun friends guide the child on the journey to learning any of eight new languages.

Muzzy has become an internationally recognized program and has won numerous awards such as: the Parents Choice Gold Award, the iParenting Media Award, American Association of Teachers of German, and the English Speaking Union Award.