As written in our June 19th “Statement on Racial Injustice,” the Marion Public Library is committed to improving for our staff, patrons, and community every day. This commitment to action is built into our core Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Initiatives. Please click the image below or the following link to read how we do and will continue to support racial and social equity in our library and community: https://marionpubliclibrary.org/commitments
Snippets from the Stacks
Like many of you in our community, our hearts are breaking because of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We have struggled with finding and articulating the right words to explain our sorrow, rage, grief, and compassion. One of our roles as a public library is to make sure that all feel welcome and to provide space and resources for education. On Juneteenth, this day of celebration and reflection, we wanted to share a statement and some resources.
Posted: Jun 19, 2020
Couldn't make it to one of our community input sessions? You can watch a live recording of one of the sessions so you'll still get all the details on the design of the new building. Click here to watch.
Posted: May 13, 2020
Wander the world with these interesting titles and start planning your next outdoor adventure.
Posted: May 2, 2020
"Lisa Wingate’s previous novel
Posted: Apr 28, 2020
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Happy National Bookmobile Day! To celebrate, here is a cutout activity! And here is a coloring page.
Posted: Apr 22, 2020
Here are a few titles that celebrate libraries and librarians. And here are a few more.
Posted: Apr 21, 2020
ALA has posted the top ten most challenged books from 2019, as part of the release of the 2020 State of America's Libraries Report. You can find the list of the challenged books here. If you'd like to see the full report, you can find it here.
Posted: Apr 20, 2020