Building Marion's Future




Construction Manager Selected! 

Busch Construction was selected as the construction manger for the project.


RFQ for Construction Management

As of August 23rd, the library has issued a Request for Qualifications for construction management. That document can be found here: PDF icon cm_rfq_2019-mpl_v.1.pdf


Updated Needs Assessment

The library completed an updated needs assessment (as of January 1, 2019), as part of the New Building Project. Read more about the master plan for the new library now! Click on the presentation file below for more information. This presentation was given at the January 10, 2019 City Council Meeting. The final needs asssment report for the library is also noted below. 


Facility Master Plan

Read through the presentation that was given to the Library board of Trustees about the overall plan recommendations for a new facility by clicking on the link below. This information was prepared by Engberg Anderson Architects. 

 File master_plan.pptx


Needs Analysis

Review the actual needs analysis report that was compiled by Engberg Anderson Architects. This information is what formed the recommendations for the new building project. PDF icon report_190117.pdf


Frequently Asked Questions 

Questions? We may have answered them for you already. PDF icon Read through our frequently asked questions about the new building project now.  




What are Launchpads? We now have 30 Children’s Launchpads, funded by the Marion Public Library Foundation. Each is a tablet that comes preloaded with 10 educational apps for children. No Wi-Fi is required and there is no access to the internet included.
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:17am
Looking for that next picture book that your kids will fall in love with? Here is a list full of ideas for you. 
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:53pm
We are so pleased to be able to offer Playaway audio books to our patrons, starting Monday, November 4th. What is a Playaway, you ask? It’s an audio book that requires no WiFi, no CD player, no paid subscription, and no downloads. You simply put a AAA battery in the top of the Playaway, plug in... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:25pm