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Adults Teens
Teen Activity Kits @ MPL FAQ’s What is a Teen Activity Kit? These are teen-focused kits filled with different themed activities, such as card games and tricks, duct tape crafts, puzzles and brain teasers, creative writing and more. Who can check them out? These are recommended for ages 10-18, but anyone in good standing (with fines less than $20.00) can check them out. How many/how long can they be checked out for?
Posted: Nov 25, 2019
Adults Children
What are Launchpads? We now have 30 Children’s Launchpads, funded by the Marion Public Library Foundation. Each is a tablet that comes preloaded with 10 educational apps for children. No Wi-Fi is required and there is no access to the internet included.
Posted: Nov 20, 2019
Adults Children
Looking for that next picture book that your kids will fall in love with? Here is a list full of ideas for you. 
Posted: Nov 18, 2019
Adults Children Teens
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.
Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Adults Children Teens
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
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

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