A Short Story Dispenser has been making a tour of Iowa libraries before it returns to its home at the University of Iowa. Marion Public Library will serve as the last stop on the literacy kiosk’s “Creative Corridor” tour. The kiosk will be hosted at MPL throughout the month of April. Users can choose the timeframe they’d like to read (anywhere from 1-5 minutes) and then a free short story or poem will print out on eco-friendly paper for them to enjoy. The dispenser is located at the front of the library, near the self checkout area.
News for Adults
Grant will allow Librarians to Lead Book Clubs with Underserved Teens Marion Public Library has been selected as one of 100 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Posted: Sep 13, 2018
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Supporting a culture of safety and health through awareness, education, and skill-building, Marion Public Library is standing up against violence. On Sept. 1, 2018, Marion Public Library will become a No Hit Zone and will join a growing number of organizations and communities across the nation that have put similar programs in place. A No Hit Zone is an environment that supports a culture of safety and health where: No adult shall hit another adult No adult shall hit a child No child shall hit an adult
Posted: Sep 1, 2018
Please join the library staff and Board of Trustees as we welcome new library director Hollie Trenary. Learn the details here.
Posted: Aug 10, 2018
We encourage you to share the library's newly completed 3-year strategic plan; we hope this will help us cross the bridge to a new library facility. In the meantime, stop in to the Friendliest Library in the World and let us share our staff and services with you!
Posted: Jul 16, 2018
Learn more about Encore Cafe' - register and get this month's menu.
Posted: Jul 14, 2018
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The library's annual report for FY2016-17 is available! We are excited to share our successes. Printed copies are available in the library: just ask!
Posted: Feb 6, 2018
The planning committee for the annual community-wide reading program known as Linn Area Reads has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue for the 2018 edition of the program. The committee invites everyone in Linn County to come together to share this powerful book through discussions and programs.
Posted: Jan 28, 2018