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Adults
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
Adults
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
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is available. Check it out today. If you would like a copy, we have some on hand at the Library, just ask any of our friendly staff for help.          
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
Adults
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
The Marion Public Library will extend hours in the month of September in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month. The Library will open on at 8:00 AM on weekdays throughout the month.   During this time, patrons will be able to: pick up holds, browse, check out materials using the self-check machine, search for materials using the online card catalog, return materials, access public computers, use printer/copier services, send faxes and access the DOT kiosk.  During this time, those who don’t have a library card will be able to sign up for one, too.  
Posted: Aug 26, 2019
Adults
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
  Stay By Bobbie Pyron Katherine Tegen $16.99 ISBN 9780062839220 Published 08/13/2019 Ages 8 to 12
Posted: Aug 19, 2019
  The Whisperer By Karin Fossum
Posted: Aug 9, 2019

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