Parents/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 this online form and we will get back to you!

The Marion Library has a wealth of children's programming and early literacy activities (see our EventsStory Time, and Reading Program pages). We encourage you to attend programs with your children and to participate in the activities: they will learn what you model for them! Remember to be attentive, turn off your cell phones, and don't talk during the stories.

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.

Online Resources for Children
The Library subscribes to some very helpful databases, including:

Explora Primary from Ebsco

Tumblebooks: online animated talking picture books for kids.

Pronunciator: Learn languages through native conversations. Basic courses for travelers and complete courses for more advanced learning.

The Digital Public Library of America has access to digitized information and archives, and features interesting online "exhibits" that change regularly!

This is an award given by the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Digital Media 

 

Home School Resources

Please visit our Outreach Services page for information on resources available for our home school families.

Upcoming Events

Dec 02
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Virtual
Adults
Dec 04
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Online
Teens
Dec 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Online
Teens
Dec 14
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marion Public Library, Conference Room
Adults
Dec 15
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Ave
Adults
Dec 17
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Ave
Adults