Muscatine library holding public auction

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – More than 100 items left over in the Musser Public Library’s move to their new location on 2nd Street have been put up for auction.

All items are available to bid on through the auction website until 3 p.m. on July 20.

Chairs, tables, bookshelves, and even a plant or two are among the items that will be available during this special surplus auction.

Click here to see a full list of the items. 

On top of the smaller items like furniture, entertainment items and plants, the old library building itself is being auctioned off.  The Iowa Avenue building will be auctioned off on July 27th at the City Council Chambers.

The new library was donated by HNI Company.  It had its grand opening on Saturday, June 30, and since then people have been coming to see what's new.

The building has 25% more space, and upgraded the public library from two floors to four floors.

"I’ve always thought the best benefit is we have 120 parking spots," said Muscatine Communications Manager Kevin Jenison.  In addition to the extra parking, the new library has 25% more space than the old one, and upgraded from two floors to four floors.

"It means a lot for the residents," he said. "The people who may want to come live in Muscatine, it gives them a place to come and relax figure out what they want to do next."

Click here to follow the Musser Public Library on Facebook and see what events are happening there.

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