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Safety Precautions: The library encourages patrons and staff to wear a mask when in the library to help protect yourself and others.  We also ask that you sanitize or wash your hands before entering the main part of the library and also before leaving the library. We will have several locations in the lobby that has sanitizer available to use while at the library. We are asking that you practice social distancing while in the library building.

 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




This year we have the Elf on the Shelf making an appearance at the library. Kids if you come in and can spot where he is at, you can add your name to the Christmas basket for a chance to win a holiday gift. Just a heads up, there are other sneaky elves in the library so you need to find the real elf to enter in the drawing.

Kids that check out a library book during this time can also add their name to the basket for a chance to win a gift.  The library also has grab and go craft/ coloring items in the lobby area for the children to pick up with the Christmas theme.



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.