Project Summary


Garner Public Library Addition + Remodel


Garner Public Library


Garner, Iowa

Project Delivery

Lump-Sum Bid

Construction Dates



8,200 SF

Garner Public Library Garner, Iowa

DSC crews broke ground in late April 2016 on an addition/renovation project for the Garner Public Library in Garner, Iowa. A total of 1,949 SF was added onto the existing 6,233 SF building along with a new roof covering both.

The remodel created a completely new and larger library space. Built in 1979, the library received many upgrades including energy-efficient lighting, multi-media and video conferencing equipment, new carpet, and upgraded heating and air conditioning systems.

The project also included a community room with kitchenette that can be used by the community even during closed library hours, a meeting room with a genealogy alcove, remodeled public restrooms, a staff work room, and library stacks with areas designated for children, teens, and adults.

Hoping to establish a comfortable spot for patrons, a new café-like space was created with a fireplace, and for convenience outside, an exterior drive-up book drop is included. The addition has brick and stone to match the existing exterior of the library.