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Northwind

Gary Paulsen
Children Fiction

When sickness decimates his fishing village, an orphan named Leif flees north in a cedar canoe, journeying along a brutal but beautiful coastline.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

We want to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Research has proven over and over that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. We hope to foster a love of reading, an appreciation for the library, and healthy and happy bonding time for children and their caregivers as we encourage you along the way. Stop by the Children’s Desk and we’ll get you started!

Dial-A-Story

Enjoy this magical new service, available from any phone, 24/7. Call the number (319) 727-8100 to hear one of five classic children’s stories read by leaders in our community. Thank you to Farmer’s State Bank for making this program possible

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

In January 2020 Friends of the Marion Public Library introduced the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program to Marion.

Register below, or you can download our tri-fold brochure here; it includes a registration form.

Corporate donors please click here.

Parent, Caregivers, & Teachers

How can you support your children as they grow? Introduce them to the library at an early age!

We can pull materials for you! If you would like us to help find themed materials or read-alikes, please fill out our Materials Request Form and we will get back to you!

The Marion Library has a wealth of children’s programming and early literacy activities. We encourage you to attend programs with your children and to participate in the activities: they will learn what you model for them!

We also offer library tours for classes, troops, or whoever would like to schedule one.  On occasion, our children’s staff can do special visits. Contact the library for details.

Dial-A-Story

Enjoy this magical new service, available from any phone, 24/7.

Call the number (319) 727-8100 to hear one of five classic children’s stories read by leaders in our community.

Our July stories are:

  • Line 1: Which Was the King? by City Manager, Ryan Waller
  • Line 2: The Sailor Man by Staff Reader Sydney
  • Line 3: Winnie-the-Poo Series Week 5: Piglet Meets a Hufflelump
  • Line 4: Box-Car Children Series – Week 10: The Race
  • Line 5: Anne of Green Gables Series – Week 10: Anne’s Apology
  • Line 6: Can you name that sound? (The June sound was a stapler stapling pages together)
  • Line 7: The Shining Cow Adult Section, a Librivox Recording

Thank you to Farmers State Bank for making this program possible!

Parents/Caregivers/Teachers Online Form

We can pull materials for you! If you would like us to help find themed materials or read-alikes, please fill out this online form and we will get back to you!

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