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In 2008, Marion conducted a community visioning process called Imagine8. Its purpose was to identify the civic projects most needed to realize the future of Marion as one of Iowa’s fastest growing cities.  Expansion of the current library was identified as one of the eight most important projects.
Posted: May 13, 2014
Spring is a little late this year but it’s an exciting season for the library. Last fall the library’s Renovation and Expansion (R&E) Committee identified features required of a library designed to serve the 21st century needs of Marion. They also took on the task of identifying the look and feel of a library best suited to Marion’s unique character.
Posted: Apr 13, 2014
Have you seen our new Teen Reads section of the website? Find lists of award winners and readalikes. For example, the Divergent movie is in theaters now and the books are hot!
Posted: Apr 11, 2014
Adults General Teens
Come into the library between April 5 and April 12 and play Dash for the Stash! This Money Smart Week program will award a $1000 IRA to one lucky winner! Come in, find the four posters, learn from them about investing, and scan the QR codes on your phone to answer quiz questions. (There are web addresses for playing on your computer or other mobile device, too.) You get two chances to win for each correct answer!
Posted: Apr 4, 2014
Adults General Teens
We've announced our 2014 Out Loud! Series authors and hope you are as excited as we are about their visits!
Posted: Apr 2, 2014
Adults Children General Teens
We expected our computer upgrade to take a couple of days -- but it went really smoothly (thanks to the IT staff at the Cedar Rapids Library). We're back up and ready for you. Stop in if you need to get to your email or access the internet. And thanks for your patience as we work to serve you better. 
Posted: Apr 1, 2014
Adults General Teens
Jennifer Wilson, author of the 2014 Linn Area Reads selection Running Away to Home, will speak in the beautiful new Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Library on Saturday, March 29. You can learn more about Wilson and her wonderful book at the program website. Be sure to register to attend Jennifer's presentation! We are so looking forward to sharing her experiences with everyone who has been enjoying reading her book this spring!
Posted: Mar 17, 2014
Adults General Teens
This program has been cancelled.
Posted: Mar 10, 2014