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The Metro Library Network, in partnership with Reading into Success, is pleased to present the third annual One 2 Read Program for second-grade students in the MLN service area. (One 2 Read is sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Library and Friends of the Marion Public Library.) This initiative will benefit every second grader in College Community, Cedar Rapids Community, Linn-Mar, Marion and the parochial school districts, as well as Marion Homeschool students.
Posted: Mar 5, 2019
Read this article to find out more about the return of the prize!
Posted: Mar 5, 2019
Do you have questions about the status of the new building project? We may have answered them for you already. Read through our frequently asked questions about the new building project now.
Posted: Mar 1, 2019
Linn Area Reads is an annual community reading program across the Metro Library Network, Barnes and Noble, and rural Linn County public libraries.  This is an opportunity for patrons to come together and explore culture and community resources through the lens of a shared reading experience.  Our committee selected Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. 
Posted: Feb 25, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – February 9, 2019 – The planning committee for the annual community-wide reading program known as Linn Area Reads has selected Dreamland by Sam Quinones for the 2019 edition of the program. The committee invites everyone in Linn County to come together to share this powerful book through discussion and special programs.
Posted: Feb 12, 2019
For the Love of Bookmarks
Do you use a bookmark when you read a book? What do you use for a bookmark? I recently weeded my home library and found all sorts of things to mark the pages in my books: receipts, utility bills, notes, postcards…everything but an actual bookmark. It got me thinking about bookmarks, and how people either really love them, or never think about using them. I have a great love for acquiring bookmarks—so many clever sayings and artwork; and now, so many interesting ways to mark your page in a book.
Posted: Feb 1, 2019
Check out this recent article published by the Marion Times about the library and library services in Marion!  Library needs assessment presented to Council by Robyn Ireland, Correspondent · January 24th, 2019 
Posted: Jan 25, 2019
The Gown
  Another snow day today…perfect for curling up with a good book. Historical fiction has always been one of my favorite genres, and I couldn’t wait to read The Gown by Jennifer Robson. World War 2 has ended, but England continues to struggle in the aftermath. One bright light: the engagement and upcoming wedding of Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) to Philip Mountbatten.
Posted: Jan 23, 2019