Last week we held the first in a series of public meetings to explain the new library project and get public input. We’re still processing the public questions and comment but the slide show presentation of the Marion Public Library Project Information Meeting is ready and is posted to the Library website.
We’re ready to take the next step toward our new library and we invite you to join us. Next Wednesday, September 2 at 5:15 our architect, Joe Huberty, will lead a charrette to begin developing a vision of just what kind of library Marion needs. The focus will be on the inside, its look and feel. What kind of place do we want the library to be? What will make it the kind of place that you want to come to and spend time in?
Posted: Aug 27, 2015
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees will host a public meeting at the library from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the library building project. The Board of Trustees will be in special session, and representatives from the City and our development partner Ryan Companies will be there.
Posted: Aug 14, 2015
Adults Children General
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.
Posted: Aug 7, 2015
Adults Children General Teens
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
Adults Children General Teens
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