Garnett Public Library programs designed to meet the needs of our library patrons. From book discussions, readers advisory, public access internet, an adult reading program, events, school outreach programs, youth reading programs, story times, and other kids activities throughout the year. The library strives to develop and grow strong minds of readers of all ages. See details about our ongoing programs below and visit our Calendar Page for upcoming events.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

If you have a child that is preschool age (birth to not-yet-enrolled in kindergarten) the library has the perfect program for YOU!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help children grow comfortable with reading, before they start school. You and your child will keep track of the books that they read every day/month/year, and earn rewards while you read.

Sign up any time the library is open. Just ask a staff member at the front desk to help you get set up.

Questions? Call Charlotte (785) 448-3388 or email us at

Book Discussions

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Now Meeting in Person!

The Garnett Public Library hosts one book discussion each month, during the months of  January through October.  The discussion in held at 7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  The selected book is available up to 4 weeks in advance at the library. 


Questions? Talk to one of our staff members at (785) 448-3388 or reach out to us on Facebook using the link at the top or bottom of the page. .

Storytime for Preschoolers

Storytime IconStorytime is held on Tuesdays at 10:00am  in the Archer Room at the library.

Please check out our StoryWalk® on the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail. It starts on the south side of Park Road. Walk along the trail and enjoy a children’s book as you go. A great way to enjoy reading and exercising at the same time!

This project was made possible by a Dream Grant from the Southeast Kansas Library System, donations from Brummel Farm Service, The City of Garnett, The Friends of the Garnett Public Library, The Friends of the Library Margaret Weber Memorial Fund, The Friends of the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, and a special thanks to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for allowing us to use the trail.
The Storywalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kelllogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Remember When Wednesdays

Every second Wednesday of the month we have a program called “Remember When Wednesdays.” Join us to talk about the past and enjoy some tasty refreshments. This program will take place at the Garnett Public Library in the Archer Room at 10AM. Please join us!

Adult Reading Program

During the winter months the Garnett Public Library has an Adult Reading Program to promote reading among our patrons. Anyone over 18 can join. This is a free program with lots of opportunities for community gathering. Prizes throughout the program are available as well as grand prize! Any questions please contact the library.

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program is a youth program offered by the library to promote literacy among our younger patrons. Beginning in June and ending in late July, the summer reading program offers a chance to beat the heat, read and win some great prizes. Contact the library if you have questions about how to participate.

Garnett Public​ Library

125 W 4th St
Garnett, KS 66032

► Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-5:30
Tue & Thu: 10:00-7:00
Sat: 10:00-2:00

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(785) 448-3388
(785) 448-3936

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