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From the Skeleton’s Mouth – Spooky Tales You Absolutely Need This October

September 30, 2021

Hey there horror fans, this is Kimi and I’ll be sharing some spooky materials to chill your bones all the way through October! I don’t know about you, but horror has always been my grisly cup of tea. Ever since I was a kid, I grew up watching horror films (Chucky was my favorite movie as a child. I swear I’m now a mostly sane individual.) I would frequent the school library shelves searching for chapter books about ghosts, vampires, and werewolves (totally before Twilight was cool by the way.) No joke, I was called voodoo girl by some rather...

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Summer Reading is Here!

June 1, 2021

Summer Reading 2021 will be taking kids, teens, and families on quests of their choosing through City of Muscatine parks. Musser Library will be teaming up this year with Parks and Recreation to get families into the library and back out into the sunshine in search of fun, challenges and prizes. “Summer Quest 2021” encourages all ages to read for pleasure, and to build their brains as well as their bodies during vacation from school. As always, participants may read books to earn prizes; and this year they can also choose to select a Summer Reading Quest to unlock clues...

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Bob Dylan’s Birthday Month

May 3, 2021

Most patrons of Musser Public Library would be surprised to learn that of the two Americans who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the 21st Century, one of them is my greatest musical hero, Bob Dylan, who was so honored in 2016.  Arguably the most influential American artist of the 2nd half of the 20th Century, Dylan will turn 80 on May 24th, an event that has already spawned a new round of books and celebrations. For anyone wanting to learn the facts of Dylan’s life and career, among the biographies available I’d recommend Howard Sounes’ 2001 Down...

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Library Appreciation Week

April 2, 2021

April is finally here!  April is National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021) and the theme is “Welcome to Your Library.” This theme promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology,...

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Craft Month

March 10, 2021

For most, March is the month that offers whispers of hope through warm breezes that winter is finally fleeting. The snow retreats from the edges of our yards, and from beneath the wilted and browned grass, flowers begin to protrude from the earth. March is certainly a month full of growth and new beginnings, so why not try a new hobby or perfect one that already interests you? That’s right, for us here at the library, March designates Craft month! Our monthly display is now filled with various craft books. So, if you’re aiming to master knitting or perhaps looking...

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Spring Is On Its Way

February 26, 2021

After a memorably cold February, the weather is finally starting to take a turn for the better. And with the change in seasons comes a few more changes at the library. As Covid numbers continue to improve in Muscatine County, we are adding back a few more services that have been on hold for the past several months. Here’s what’s happening beginning March 1st: Room #301 (the large program room on the 3rd floor) will now be available for reservation. Group size will be limited to 25 people and masks are required in the room for the duration of the...

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eMagazines Get a New Home!

January 27, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 3,000 Popular Magazines Now Available for Download through Musser Public Library Readers can enjoy popular titles and more through the Libby reading app  Muscatine, IA – January 27, 2021 – Musser Public Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting https://rivershare.overdrive.com/rivershare-musser/content.Top titles include Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Newsweek and many other popular publications supplied by ZINIO (previously available through the RBdigital app). Digital magazines have...

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Goodbye 2020!

January 11, 2021

Hello and welcome to the new year! The staff here at Musser Public Library is excited (as everyone else is) to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in 2021 with our favorite people, aka YOU. We want to try something new this year by starting a monthly blog post where library related topics/staff interests will by highlighted by certain staff. We want our patrons to get to know us better, so in turn we can serve you more efficiently! Check back each month for something new! We wish you the best for this year, The Staff at Musser Public Library

Meeting Rooms!

October 3, 2020

Happy October! The library has made a few recent changes to increase access to our services along with one or two other items of interest… New library hours are: Monday thru Thursday, 10am-9pm; Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm; Sunday, 1pm-3pm. Monday through Thursday, the Children’s area will be unstaffed after 7pm so if you need any materials from that area, just ask at the Service Desk. We’ve opened up a few more meeting rooms, which now include #104(Capacity=12), #201(Capacity=4), #203(Capacity=2), #204(Capacity=2), #205(Capacity=2), #206(Capacity=2), and #316(Capacity=4). You can make reservations on the Room Reservation page. We’ve added more yearbooks to our online...

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