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Winter Reads to Kick Off 2019
My reading habits can be affected by a number of factors, including current events, personal interests, the local community, and suggestions by friends and library patrons. One of the biggest factors, however, is the environment outside! I love to read seasonally--beach reads in the summer, spooky books in the fall, and snowy, magical books in the winter. Take a look at some of the winter books on my TBR (to-be-read) pile for the first months of 2019!  
Posted: Jan 7, 2019
You are invited to provide input and feedback on the library. Thoughts about the collection, programs, facility and role of the library in our city are welcome. This is a great time to share, participate in open conversation and be sure your voice is heard. If you don’t know about all the services the library has to offer, this is also a great time to stop in and ask a question. This is an ongoing session held the fourth Monday of each month from 4:45-5:15PM at the Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Avenue, Marion, Iowa 52302.
Posted: Jan 2, 2019
Holiday Cooking Help at Your Fingertips
It is that time of year when we’re all scrambling to bake treats, plan a big family meal, or create a satisfying dish for a potluck. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re like me, and you like to try out new recipes. The Marion Public Library has you covered! Not only do we have an extensive cooking magazine collection available for checkout, we’ve got cookbooks specifically centered around the winter holiday season.
Posted: Dec 19, 2018
CITY OFFICES TO CLOSE IN OBSERVANCE OF UPCOMING HOLIDAYS: Marion City Hall and other City offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular business hours resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26. City offices will also be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Regular business hours resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Police, fire and other critical City services will continue to be provided.
Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Holiday Titles: Cozy Up and Settle in!
There are many holiday novels published in the months leading up to December. We've read (well, devoured) two titles that are sure to put you in a festive mood!  One Day in December by Josie Silver
Posted: Dec 13, 2018
We've been introducing some changes in Your Library. It's no secret that we're out of our space in our current building. In order to better curate your library experience, you'll see us clearing, cleaning and rearranging a bit. Our collection, services and programs will continue to meet your needs as we make these adjustments. If you have any questions about our updates, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!
Posted: Dec 7, 2018
Short Stories for Long Laughs
Epic stories can be very satisfying, but sometimes a silly short story can leave a reader feeling great. Short stories are good for reluctant readers, kids who have shorter attention spans, or in times when stopping and starting the story will be happening frequently. A book of short stories is nice to have in the car when running errands or when a caretaker needs a short break to themselves to get certain chores done. Here are three books, a combination of audiobooks and print books, that will lift your mood and give you a bit of brain break.
Posted: Dec 6, 2018
New Marion library still chapters away. Busy facility expected to outgrow its new space, too. By Molly Duffy, The Gazette Friday, November 30, 2018
Posted: Dec 3, 2018