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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 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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Summer Update

July 30, 2020

As summer rolls along, road construction near the library is winding down. We are delighted that the new traffic circle at 2nd and Mulberry has finally opened and 2nd St between Cedar and Walnut has also reopened! That means it’s much easier to get to and from the library from all directions now. The constructions crews are still wrapping up some of the landscaping and other details but the roads are open and the library looks forward to seeing more of you come visit. We are still operating on a modified schedule in light of the Coronavirus pandemic which means...

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The Library is Reopening June 1st, 2020!

May 28, 2020

The Musser Public Library & HNI Community Center is excited to announce that as part of our Phased Reopening process, we are opening our doors to the public again on June 1st, 2020 at 10am! We will have reduced services (all the details can be found here) as well as reduced hours (M-F 10-6pm, Sat 10-2pm, & Sun 1-3pm). All the meeting rooms and study rooms will also be closed until further notice. All programming and events are also canceled until further notice. We have to limit the number of patrons and staff in the building to 5o people at...

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Library Update

May 7, 2020

We are happy to announce that we have successfully begun our Contactless Curbside Pickup. We’ve been busy getting materials off the shelves and scheduling pickups to get them to you. It’s a delight to see our patrons again and get back to a small semblance of normalcy. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we get this new-to-us service off the ground. There’s still a few hiccups here and there but overall, things are running smoothly.For all the nuts & bolts, check out our Curbside Delivery FAQ.    And we are closely monitoring the situation in the state as...

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Contactless Curbside Pickup Starting Monday, May 4th!

April 30, 2020

We are excited to announce that we are starting Contactless, Curbside Pickup, on Monday, May 4th! For all the details visit our Curbside Pickup FAQ. Starting this Friday, patrons will be able to place holds on only Musser items and once you are notified they are ready, you have to call (563-263-3065 ext. 1) down to the library and schedule a pickup time. Pickup times are: M-F 10am to 4pm Saturday 10am to 2pm Sunday 1pm-3pm The pickup point will be located at the North entrance of the library. When you call we will explain how it all works or...

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