We have new building project flyers available to pick up in the library, or you may download one here.
News for Adults
The Marion Public Library Board of Trustees and Library leadership continue to work closely with our development partner, Ryan Companies, and the City of Marion to craft a plan for a new library that will effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the Marion community while also reflecting careful stewardship of resources. Recent Library Board decisions related to the project include
Posted: Jan 11, 2017
You are welcome here! I’d like to take a moment to confirm and endorse something I hope is already well known in the Marion community: Everyone is welcome at the Marion Public Library. Each of you and all of you have a place here.
Posted: Dec 7, 2016
We’re all about balance and change at the Marion Public Library right now. We’re trying to find the sweet spot where the community feels informed and up to date on our plans for a new library, but we don’t want to publicize too many specific—but speculative— details and then have to retract and replace what we shared when things change. And if we can count on one thing with this kind of project, it’s change. As we consider land options, infrastructure design, even things as basic as square footage requirements, each adjustment requires other alterations. We recently created a time
Posted: Oct 2, 2016
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Posted: May 25, 2016
When we started our building project a few years ago we had an important advantage; we knew what we didn’t know. Librarians tend to be rather good at that. We have to be to help people find information. The first step to asking a good question that leads to what you need is knowing what you don’t know. Until then, you don’t know what to ask about.
Posted: Feb 23, 2016
It has been a long time since the last building project update largely because we have been in what’s often called “hurry up and wait” mode. The Holidays added a bit of delay, as they usually do, but we are now close to a new phase of activity. At the time of the last report, the library staff had finished working with our architect, Joe Huberty of Engberg-Anderson, to accomplish a couple of tasks that are essential for preliminary design and cost estimating.
Posted: Feb 2, 2016
On November 11, 2015 the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees will host a public charette at the library at 5:15 pm to solicit input on the design of the new library. A charette is an interactive public meeting intended to generate ideas, suggestions and feedback. The library’s architect, Joe Huberty of Engberg Anderson, has already led two design charettes. The input from those sessions informs what he’ll bring to the third session, which will focus on the exterior design of the building.
Posted: Oct 28, 2015