What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New Catalog Interface

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The classic ALIScat catalog will soon be supplanted by the new Encore interface.  We have updated the Main Menu link on the left sidebar to point to the Encore version.  Although the two currently coexist and library patrons can use either one, we recommend easing into the new look while there is still a fallback position.  Use the Encore catalog to search for books and other materials in the collection of the Garden City Public Library and other members of the Nassau Library System.


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 .


Cathedral Nursery School Art

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The Garden City Public Library's Children's Department is proud to be hosting the artwork of the students of Cathedral Nursery School.  The artwork is currently on display in the Children's Room.  Stop by to see all of the wonderful art!


Tweens & Teens Movie Day

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cover image from 'Divergent' videoCome have snacks and see Divergent with your friends on the Library’s “Big Screen” on Saturday, February 28 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Based on the bestselling young-adult novel of the same name, Divergent is a fast-paced story of a teenage girl who is forced to choose between her family and a life of adventure. This movie is rated PG.


Book Donations Suspended

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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations during the month of March. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.