Musser Public Library & HNI Community Center

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HNI Community Center & Musser Public Library

The HNI Community Center & Musser Public Library is a $6.16 million project that will move the library from its current location into the former HNI corporate headquarters where they will be able to provide greatly enhanced opportunities for the citizens of Muscatine. Two of the biggest pluses for the move is that the former HNI headquarters is 25 percent larger than the present Musser Public Library and there are 109 parking spaces.“That is 109 more spaces than we have now,” Bobby Fiedler, assistant director at the library, said.In addition to serving as a gateway to the downtown area, the HNI Community Center and Musser Public Library will offer multiple meeting rooms for organizations, non-profit groups, and individuals to collaborate. An outdoor performance stage was added to the project but the cost was offset by a private donation.Currently $5.84 million has been pledged which leaves the project just $320,000 short of being fully funded.

  • Repurpose the former HNI headquarters into a state of the art public library/community center.
  • Estimated cost $6,160,500
  • Currently pledged $5,837,242
  • 25% larger than current facility
  • 109 off street parking spaces
  • Will offer multiple meeting rooms for organizations, non-profit groups, and individuals to collaborate.
  • Will serve as a gateway to Downtown Muscatine that will enhance the vitality of the downtown by providing gathering and collaborative spaces, free activities, events, and life-long learning opportunities.