The mission of the Garden City Public Library is to inspire life-long learning, advance knowledge, and
strengthen our community.
Since its founding in 1961, the Garden City Public Library (GCPL) has taken pride in inspiring life-long learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening our community through:
- A quality collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and other educational materials.
- Innovative programs and classes for children, teens, and adults.
- A competitive selection of online services.
- Access to wifi and computers.
These amenities, coupled with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, have helped make the GCPL the Idaho Library of the Year for 2015.
The Garden City Public Library has a collection of over 55,000 new and popular titles and serves around 450 people each day. The library is also part of the LYNX! Consortium, a network of libraries throughout Ada and Canyon counties and including a handful of libraries in other parts of southwestern Idaho. This network affiliation allows the patrons of member libraries to request physical materials and enjoy a variety of services from other libraries in the consortium. Follow the link to learn more about the library’s policies.
The Garden City Public Library aims to be a place where families and friends can feel comfortable engaging with each other, the community, and the written word. This is why our website proclaims us as “Not A Quiet Library.” Whether reading the paper and gazing at the Greenbelt, singing through a story time, or watching a YouTube video, we hope our library users will feel like they’re coming home.