Summer Programs

2022  SUMMER READING PROGRAM at the Garnavillo Public Library 

READ Beyond the Beaten Path 

The summer program sign up begins June 1, 2022.

  • The sign up for the summer challenge will begin on June 1st, 2022.  Come into the library and sign up for the program and tell us how many books that you plan on reading for the summer program. Come check out all the grand prizes we have on display at the library for the 2022 program. 


  • Contracts will be available at the circulation desk. Librarians will fill out the information and then the child will sign the contract, the contract stays at the library.The reading log will also stay at the library and for every book that you read you will be given a sticker to add to the reading log page. Contracts must be completed by August 6, 2022  to have your name put in for the grand prize drawing in your reading level.


  • There will be a BONUS / SPECIAL drawings this year – sign up for this every time you come to the library to check out books. We are planning on having some “Grab & Go craft activities” that you take home and assemble.
  •  We are planning on having  in-library programs that we are hoping can be held outside in the lot to the North of the Library building.  The candy jar guessing game event will be an activity that you will be able to sign up for during the summer program.
  • Everyone who signs a contract will receive a bag of "GOODIES” at the end of the program. All prize drawings will be on August 9, 2022. Updates can be found in the newspapers, Facebook and on our website. 

Come to the library to sign up for the program or send an email to the

  •  Stay tuned for more information that will be posted here on the library website or on the Garnavillo Public Library FACEBOOK page.  All programs are on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. 

PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR THE SUMMER          Check out the Library FACEBOOK page for photos.

  • June 8: Shane Wahls presents "Wild to Mild"  There was 41 children and 12 adults that attended this program about wild horses.
  • June 15: "Let's Take a Hike" with NaDyne Meyer. There was 25 children and 8 adults that attended this program about hiking. 
  • June 22: "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" with the Librarians. There was 35 children and 10 adults that attended this program and decorated a pet rock.
  • June 29: "Zumba with Kerry" presented by Kerry Martin. There was 30 children and 8 adults that attended this program and enjoyed the Zumba workout.
  • July 6: No program -- but come in and check out books and grab a Take & Make craft packet
  • July 13: "Planting the Seed" with the Clayton County Extension Office. 29 children and 7 adults attended this program.
  • July 20: "Reptiles and Amphibians" with the Osborne Naturalist Program