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We Are Water Protectors

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We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom
Juvenile Fiction

We Are Water Protectors is a 2020 picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. The book tells the story of an Ojibwe girl who fights against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

CHILDREN SERIES RESOURCES

Regular Programs

Music and Movement

Thursdays
9:30 AM
Lowe Park
(starting September 16th)

Geared toward ages 2-5

Join in the fun with with this interactive session. Songs, stories and movement that will build early childhood skills.

Baby Time

Thursdays
10:30 AM
Lowe Park
(starting September 16th)

Newborn to 18 months

Each session is 15 minutes of lap bounces, rhymes, stories and music followed by 15 minutes of play.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesdays
10:30 AM
Lowe Park
(starting September 15th)

3 years to 6 years

Each session is 30 minutes long and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays
9:30 AM
Lowe Park
(starting September 15th)

18 months to 3 years

Each session is 30 minutes long and includes songs, rhymes and stories.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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 September stories are:

  • Line 1: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Becky McGraw
  • Line 2: Edith’s Tea Party by Librivox Recording
  • Line 3: Beauty and the Beast by Sue Gerth
  • Line 4: Book Teaser – Children
  • Line 5: Book Teaser – Young Adult
  • Line 6: Book Teaser – Adult
  • Line 7: Name That Sound! (August was a toilet flushing)

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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