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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


  • June 1st.    Sign up for the Summer Reading Program starts.
  • June 8 at 10:30 AM     "Wild to Mild presented by Clayton Ridge School Superintendent, Shane Wahls. Attending this program were 40 children and 12 adults.
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  • June 15 at 10:30 AM   "Let's Take a Hike" presented by NaDyne Meyer. Attending this program were  25 children and 8 adults. At the end of this program, Shane Wahls brought his mustang horse,Starbuck for the children to see and they were able to pet the horse.
  • June 18 from 11 AM - Noon .....     Father's Day Craft Hour:
    Craft items were made to give to their Dads for Father's Day.
  • June 22 at 10:30 AM   "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" by the County Librarians. Attending this program were 35 children and 10 adults. All the children decorated a "Pet Rock" and a box to take home and share with their family.
  • June 29 at 10:30 AM     "ZUMBA KIDS with Kerry Martin. Attending this program were 30 children and 10 adults.


  • July 6  NO PROGRAM but come in and pick up a "Take and Make" crafts available in the front lobby.
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  • July 13 at 10:30 AM  "Planting the Seed" by the Clayton County Extension Office. Attending this program were 29 children and 7 adults.
  • July 20 at 10:30 AM "Reptiles & Amphibians" by the Osborne Naturalist Program.
  • CONTINUE TO READ! Summer Reading Program contracts must be completed by August 6 to be entered into the grand prize drawings. All other library contest / games will end on Saturday, August 6 at 2 PM.
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  • Check out the Garnavillo Public Library FACEBOOK page for pictures  and videos posted of the 2022 Summer Reading Programs.

    NON- READER LEVEL: Girls:  Lily Hubbard and Sydney Berns. Boys: Vincent Baker and Paxton Wiedner

    EASY READER LEVEL: Girls: Maeve Mueller and Nora Coughlin. Boys: Greyson Alley and Matthias Elliott

    JUVENILE READER LEVEL:    Girls:  Jayda Werger and Naomi Coughlin. Boys:  Jonah Coughlin and Donte Howell

    BEAR COUNT CONTEST WINNER: Kena Johnson guessed 250 bears and the amount in the jar were 254 bears.

    BONUS BOX WINNERS: Ages 0 - 4: Jackson Kuehl. Ages 5 - 8: Avery Ostrander. Ages 9 - 13: Emery Ostrander. Ages 14 - Adult:  Jessica Werger


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.

Dry Cleaning .... pick up and drop off site.

The Library is now accepting items to be dropped off for the Decorah Cleaners to pick up.  The cleaners pick up the items on Tuesdays but items can be brought in during library hours and placed in the holding location at the library.  Talk to a librarian if you have any questions about this service.