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 For the safety of library staff and your neighbors, we ask that you do not use the library as a gathering place at this time. We are happy to assist you to find and retrieve materials, answer reference questions and offer short term computer use. Thank you for keeping our town safe!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Library website: www.garnavillo.lib.ia.us               Library email: garnavillolibrary@gmail.com

Phone # 563-964-2119


  • Come in and sign up for the 2024 Summer reading program and let us know how many books you hope to read this summer. The library will have 7 in-library story time gatherings. All programs will be on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30.
  • The first program is on June 12 at 10:30 AM with Liz Tuecke presenting “The Great Bear Adventure”.       
  •  ​The second program is on June 19 at 10:30 AM with Deputy Matt and the K9 dog, Rexo. 
  • The third program is on June 26 at 10:30 AM with the Osborne Nature Center presenting the program ... The Garbage Monster and the 3 R's.
  • The fourth program is on July 3 at 10:30 AM with Little Critters Adventures with Ms. Lu.
  • The fifth program is on July 10 at 10:30 AM with Sadie Hefel presenting Yoga for Kids. 
  • The sixth program is on July 17 at 10:30 AM with Books, Banjo & Bingo , The Addie Ant Adventure.
  • The seventh program is on July 24 at 10:30 with Going on a Treasure Hunt with Mrs. Meyer. 

Just a reminder: You do not have to be at the Wednesday programs to sign up for this summer event, it is just an added bonus. Hope to see you at the library.

Check out the "Summer Program" box at the bottom of this page for more information about the 2024 Summer Reading Program. Check out our FACEBOOK page for pictures taken during the programs.

                                          GENEALOGY WORKSHOP 

Interested in learning more about your ancestors?  If yes, here's an opportunity for you! 

The Garnavillo Historical Society and Garnavillo Public Library are co-sponsoring a genealogy workshop on Wednesday, June 19, at the Garnavillo Public Library from 6:00-8:00 PM.   David Beck will do a brief presentation highlighting various free and subscription genealogy web sites, including ancestry.com.  June Wolter, Garnavillo librarian, will highlight the library's available genealogy resources. Jane Thein will share what's available at the Garnavillo Museum.  The remainder and bulk of the evening will be spent providing hands on help to participants with their own research and questions. Computers and wi-fi will be available.  Participants can bring their own laptop or use one of the library's. 

Class size is limited to 10.  To reserve your spot, or for more information,

call the Garnavillo Public Library at 563-964-2119.



The Garnavillo Public will be accepting non perishable food items, personal supplies and cleaning supplies for the Clayton County Food Shelf. If you would like to donate, just bring in your items and put them in our designated box set up for the County food shelf. The librarians will make sure that the items in the box are delivered to the food shelf.   🛒                         Thank you for any support that you can give to this project.