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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
Just one week left for the Teen Winter Reading Program! Turn in your logs by Friday, February 13 to get your maximum chances to win one of the grand prizes! And don't forget about the party this Saturday the 14th at 1:30. We'll decorate cookies and draw for the grand prizes!
Posted: Feb 9, 2015
Adults Children General
A Step Closer to Another Imagine8 Goal
Posted: Feb 4, 2015
Posted: Jan 27, 2015
Adults General
A couple of weeks ago an enthusiastic crowd of people filled the newly renovated Giving Tree Theater to witness the unveiling of Marion’s branding direction. Guided by a team of community representatives and based on months of planning and community research, Roger Brooks International was looking for a way to help us define a unique identity for Marion.
Posted: Jan 27, 2015
Sign up for the Reading Road Trip Winter Reading Program starting January 5. Pick up your reading log at the Information Desk and start crossing off bingo squares to get Grand Prize tickets. A blackout gets a free book!
Posted: Jan 5, 2015
Last fall Marion took a step toward becoming the community envisioned by its Imagine 8 process and began planning to accomplish the Imagine 8 goal of a library that matched Marion’s growth.  Early on we identified three needs:
Posted: Dec 10, 2014
The library building project will soon take another step forward. We received two responses to our Request for Qualifications to develop a mixed-use library project that includes retail and residential components. One is from a team led by FEH Associates in Dubuque and another from a team led by Ryan Companies of Cedar Rapids. Both teams have been invited to do a presentation for the Library Board. 
Posted: Nov 5, 2014