Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response & Community Information


Latest News

Update 5/21/20: Musser Public Library & HNI Community Center to reopen June 1st, 2020

Update 5/20/20: Gov. Reynolds issues a Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Virus

Update 5/13/20: Gov. Reynolds issues a Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Virus

Update 5/7/20: Gov. Reynolds issues a Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Virus

Update 4/29/20: Musser Public Library announces new Contactless Curbside Pickup Service. Visit the Curbside Pickup FAQ for more details.

Update 4/22/20: The State of Iowa releases their new website, TestIowa.com, to provide quicker access to Coronavirus Covid-19 testing for Iowans exhibiting symptoms.

Update 4/6/20: The Library will remain closed through April 30th, 2020 per the most recent proclamation by Governor Reynolds

Update 3/30/20: Iowa releases a new website detailing recent COVID-19 Information

Update 3/25/20: Iowa Community Mitigation Strategies

Update 3/17/20: Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

Covid-19 Response & Information

The City of Muscatine is closely monitoring the ramifications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to evaluate our community’s health condition, we are meeting regularly to review the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local authorities in order to make proactive adjustments to our preparedness and response plan. 

At the Musser Public Library we value our role as a community resource serving as a gateway to life-long learning, offering a diverse spectrum of innovative services, materials, and programming. During the coming days, library and city staff will continue to work toward providing as many services as possible while observing health and safety recommendations of local authorities.

Based on administrative decisions, the library will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through May 31st, 2020, reopening on June 1st, 2020, subject to change as the situation evolves. All public library programs, meeting room reservations, and outreach will be temporarily suspended for the duration of the closure.

All overdue fines will be waived during this period. Due dates on materials currently checked out have been extended to June 15th, 2020 for all items. You can continue to return materials that are due, to the outdoor book drop located in the alley behind the library. Library Card Expiration dates have also been extended out to June 30th, 2020.

The Library WiFi network (Musser Public Library) will be available 24/7 during this time and can be accessed directly outside the building depending on your devices’ connectivity strength. The password for the network is musserpl

All Meeting Room Reservations scheduled through June 15th, 2020 are canceled and the library cannot accept Room Reservation requests during our closure period.

The Library building will be closed to the public but library staff will be available and are reporting for work Monday through Friday 8-5PM, Saturday 10-2PM, & Sunday 1-3PM, and can be contacted by email at refmus@muscatineiowa.gov.

Please continue to follow the Library’s social media outlets and website for future updates. Watch our Facebook for information about online programming. The library offers a wide selection of digital materials that can be accessed remotely, online and at any time, including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, The New York Times, and more. Visit www.musserpubliclibrary.org and click on the “Downloads” menu.

Event & Program Updates

All events, programs, and all public meeting and study rooms are canceled or closed until further notice. Please check back for the most recent information.

General Resources on Coronavirus: