Public/private partnerships offer a new and exciting way to achieve civic goals at lower cost and avoid public debt, but they are a new way of doing things and there can be misunderstandings about them. An article appeared in the August 6 edition of the Marion Times about the Plug Into Your Community Event sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce, MEDCO, the Marion Blue Zones Project, and the City. The purpose of the event was to help people become more informed about what’s happening in the City. Unfortunately, most of the information in the article about the library project is wrong.
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Posted: Aug 7, 2015
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For several years now, the Library Board of Trustees has been working from the direction provided by the community during the Imagine 8 visioning process in 2009. Expanding the library was identified as one of the 8 most important goals for making Marion a better place to live. The process started with 1800 ideas. We’re finally getting around to making the library happen.
Posted: Jul 23, 2015
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Last date to take the survey was July 19, 2015: thanks to those of you who participated! When you plan for a new library facility you need to look beyond your current needs and try to envision what the community will be like in 20 years. We started down that road last year when we developed an assessment of the features needed in a new Marion library, one designed to serve a city of 60,000 in 2035.
Posted: Jun 29, 2015
What is the mixed-use library project and where did the idea come from? When considering the future of library service for Marion, the Library Board of Trustees identified three basic needs:
Posted: Jun 5, 2015
In May we’ll take another step forward in the planning process for our new library.
Posted: Apr 27, 2015
When we partnered with Ryan Companies to plan a new mixed-use facility for Uptown Marion we developed three goals: Build a flexible library space to meet 21st century library needs – one capable of quickly adapting to change; Make the Library the centerpiece of Uptown Marion’s identity and future – take advantage of our traffic and turn it into activity that drives economic development; and Add taxable value to the community that will contribute to future funding. We’re now taking the next steps to achieve these goals.
Posted: Apr 14, 2015
We've got something going on just about every day the week of March 16 - 20, from a Learn to Code class to movies.
Posted: Mar 3, 2015
The American Library Association has announced new award books for 2015! If you're looking for something new to read, check out the updated Printz Award books, given for excellence in teen fiction. Starting to feel like you're outgrowing the YA section a little, or just looking for a new challenge? Try the Alex Awards, a list of adult books that are also great for teens. And check out the Teen area for our display of Rainbow List Books, suggested fiction and non-fiction that has GLBTQ characters.
Posted: Feb 16, 2015