We are so pleased to be able to offer Playaway audio books to our patrons, starting Monday, November 4th. What is a Playaway, you ask? It’s an audio book that requires no WiFi, no CD player, no paid subscription, and no downloads. You simply put a AAA battery in the top of the Playaway, plug in your headphones, and you can listen to your audio book. Playaways are small, perfect to take on your run; tuck into your pocket when you’re walking the dog or getting your to-do list done at home.
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The Marion Public Library, along with the two other libraries in the Metro Library Network, will be accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue materials. All food items collected will go to the HACAP Food Reservoir.
Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Marion Public Library piloted an extended access hour in September. Library Director Hollie Trenary commented, “We constantly get feedback that we need to open earlier on weekdays. The hour of extended access is a solution that allows us to expand library service with minimal budget impact. Many patrons already have a self-service library experience as they come in to conduct simple tasks like using computers or picking up holds.”
Posted: Oct 29, 2019
There is renewed interest in a little known group of women who, during the Great Depression, became known as the Horseback Librarians. These woman delivered books, pamphlets, comics, magazines, and newspapers to the folks of rural Kentucky. Riding horses and mules, they trekked countless miles through treacherous terrian to deliver materials to folks who lived in isolated areas. Created by Eleanor Roosevelt, this program brought books to those who had no other opportunities for learning and literacy.
Posted: Oct 23, 2019
We've received some great feedback about our September Extended Access Hours. We'll overlay your thoughts with some additional data points. We'll then be making a recommendation to our Board regarding next steps on October 14th. In the meantime, we will be resuming our normal operating hours during the weekdays and will open at 9:30 AM.
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
As of August 23rd, the library has issused an RFQ for construction management. For further details, please see this document: cm_rfq_2019-mpl_v.1.pdf
Posted: Aug 26, 2019
Brave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani. Kelly says, “A good book for women to own their worthiness but not perfection.” Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Kimberly says, “An interesting read but it would be the best fit for a working woman with a family.” The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell. Kelly says, “A chilling tale of a woman who believes she has the power to hurt with the garments she sews. A story of loss and the strength of a woman who has gone through suffering.”
Posted: Jul 30, 2019
Amanda Recommends: The Mapmaker’s Apprentice and The Apothecary’s Poison by C.J. Archer The Mapmaker’s Apprentice: This book follows the Watchmaker’s Daughter. We learn more about the London guilds and their efforts to thwart craftsmen who are magical. The search for Chronos also continues and we learn more about Matt and India’s past. A good second book in the Glass and Steele series.
Posted: Jul 25, 2019