Volunteer or Donate!

A library is the true heart of the community. 

It is the logical place to invest resources designed to nurture individual growth and excellence in Garden City. 

At the same time, the services a library provides are the main attraction for most patrons. We try our utmost to provide everything our patrons need, but there is so much more we would like to do for our community. That's where you come in. 

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Garden City Library. Whether you enjoy working on computers, reading stories, or helping people find the information they need, there is a place for you! 


Library Wish List:

- Patio and amphitheater on the river side of the building! 

Interested in donating?  Contact the Garden City Library Foundation at (208) 472-2948 or visit: http://gardencitylibrarypatio.afrogs.org/ 

Volunteer Opportunities:


The library offers a wide array of programs throughout the year, and could use a wide variety of help to pull them off. The type of help that we need will change with the programs, so please check back with us often.

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please call us at (208) 472-2944 

Summer Reading Program

Each year, the children of Garden City are invited to a reading adventure that last all summer long! There are games, storytellers, speakers, clowns, and fun times for everyone. Volunteers are crucial to this program. The storytellers, craft or activity leaders, as well as those who register the kids are all volunteers. This is a great opportunity to influence young minds toward a life of reading 

Bells for Books

For many years now, this program has served the children of Garden City every summer without fail. The Swiss Cow Bells on the outside of the bus attract the children, but the books, snacks, storytelling, and nurturing provided by our volunteers and staff keep them in the program from year to year. There is also a lot of work behind the scenes that goes on during the winter. Volunteers sort, process, stamp, shelve, and enter information into the computer database. 

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We always have need for volunteers to dust shelves, put away books, enter data into our computers, and to help patrons find information. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up today! 

If you have any questions, please call us at (208) 472-2944 

Donations and Contributions 

Material Donations

Cleaning the house (or the garage)? Bought the latest bestseller but don't need it now that you've read it? Upgrading your movies to DVD and don't need your VHS tapes anymore? The library is always delighted to accept donations. If you have some books, movies, or CDs you'd like to donate, please bring your donation to our front desk. We'll be happy to give you a receipt for tax purposes. 

Financial Contributions

If you would like to donate in person, please come on in. You are also welcome to mail your donations. While use of donations is always subject to the decision of the library director, if you would like your donation to go directly to a particular program or purpose, just tell us in the Notes box and we'll do our very best to accommodate. A donation to the Garden City Library Foundation qualifies as a charitable donation for tax benefits. It also qualifies for an extra Idaho Tax credit of one half the total contribution, not to exceed $500 for individuals, $1,000 for joint, and $5,000 for corporations. Additional information is availble see attached file below called "What a Deal".   

GoodSearch / GoodShop: Use Good Search (http://www.goodsearch.com/) and GoodShop to donate money to the Garden City Library by selecting "Garden City Library" as your charity.  The library receives money for each search and  purchases you make while logged into Good Search/GoodShop.

Buy tickets for the Albertsons Boise Open and choose Garden City Library as your charity.  http://www.albertsonsboiseopen.com/ 

Last updated: December 2, 2013 - 3:34pm by GCPLstaff