There has never been a more exciting time in our history, nor a stronger partnership committed to building the new Discovery Center.

The Board of Directors of Mill Pond Learning Foundation, the Osceola Public Library Board and the Osceola Village Board are pleased and honored to affirm their unequivocal support for the project, with MGI Consulting enlisted to spearhead the fundraising efforts, and SEH Architects selected to design the facilities.

Together, we will create a state-of-the-art Discovery Center to serve our growing community and future generations.


Mill Pond Learning Foundation, Inc.

Mill Pond Learning Foundation is public-private partnership with the Village of Osceola. The mission of the Mill Pond Learning Foundation is to promote, raise funds for, and provide project leadership in the development and construction of a new facility to replace the current library in the next three years.


The Village of Osceola

The Village of Osceola is proud to be partnering with the Mill Pond Learning Foundation. The Village of Osceola, located on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, was originally settled in 1844. A collection of buildings dating from the 1880s forms the core of downtown and contributes to Osceola’s small town charm. Located less than 40 miles northeast of the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Village enjoys a perfect balance of recreation, tourism, business and industry. It is an attractive place for families to live, work and do business.

The Village’s elected officials, businesses and residents welcome you to our community! To learn more please visit our website.


The Osceola Public Library

The Osceola Public Library has been serving the Village of Osceola and surrounding communities on both sides of the St. Croix River since 1870. The current, undersized library has nearly twice as many card holders as its population, has more than 34,000 patron visits a year and already offers non-traditional programs to the community—all in 3,100 square feet.


MGI Fund Raising Consulting, Inc.

MGI has helped more than 1,500 not-for-profit organizations across North America raise more than $1.5 billion for capital and endowment campaigns. Clients have included institutions in a wide range of disciplines, including health care, education, religion, human services, libraries, and the arts.

MGI‘s fundraising services strengthen development programs and your ability to deliver on your mission. We guide you through all phases of the development cycle—including building the base of the annual fund, energizing major gifts and planned giving programs, and planning a campaign. Our persistence and expertise match your passion. Together, we translate donor loyalty into action and dreams into achievements. We design Winning Strategies for our clients.

Visit for a more detailed overview of MGI’s services.


Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

SEH is a 100% employee-owned company providing engineering, architectural, planning and environmental services to public and
private clients throughout the country. SEH’s more than 700
employee-owners deliver valuable solutions in the Buildings, Energy, Environmental, Infrastructure, Transportation and Water Markets. 
Our collective purpose and body of work is focused on Building
a Better World for All of US.®

“Building a better world” embodies our commitment to improving quality of life through safer roads, bridges, parks, and trails; renewable energy and sustainable design; and cleaner air, drinking water, rivers, and lakes. “For all of us” means we design customized solutions for our clients, including the residents and businesses in the communities we serve, employees in the companies we serve and citizens of the world.

“It has been exciting to see the mission and vision of the Discovery Center come together through collaborative efforts on the part of the village, the library and civic leaders. Thanks to this unique public-private partnership, the Discovery Center promises to be much more than a library - it will be an informative hub and community gathering space for the benefit of all.”
— Bob Wolf, Vice President, Mill Pond Learning Foundation