Kids drop your letters to Santa in the Santa Letters box at the library between November 29 and December 11. Remember to include your full name and address because Santa is planning on replying to you!
Santa will be visiting the library on Saturday, November 30. Children can come and go between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to meet Santa and make a Christmas craft with staff members.
Marion City Library will be hosting Frosty the Snowman Christmas Home Tours on Sunday, December 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of the tickets for this fundraiser is $5.00. Tickets with maps may be purchased at the homes the day of the tour or at the library during regular hours.
There will be four homes beautifully decorated for Christmas on the tour this year, plus refreshments at the library.
Homeowners are: Chris & Paige Costello, Dr. Randolph Whitely, Doug & Lori Heerey and Stan & Karen Williams.
Need more information, call 620-382-2442.
We will be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26. We will also be closed Wednesday, January 1. We wish you all Happy Holidays with family and friends!
We are proud to announce, after three years of receiving a 4-Star Rating from the Library Journal, we have been awarded a FIVE STAR rating!!!!
This is the highest rating that can be achieved.
The ratings are figured on circulation, library visits, number of programs, attendance and internet use based on library budget and population.
There were only 12 libraries in the state of Kansas who received any rating and only 10 libraries in the nation in our budget range that received 5 Stars!
We are very proud and grateful for the award and want to thank everyone for helping us reach this goal by giving us your support, interest and cooperation in our endeavors to enrich our community.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program is an ongoing early literacy program to get children ready to start reading. Studies have proven that young children who have been read to regularly build the skills they need in order to learn to read. If anyone reads to your child just 1 library book a day for a year, they will have listened to 365 books!
After the children have registered at the library, they will receive a reading chart to record their books. When they complete their first 100 books they will receive a book bag and their next reading chart. The children will receive a prize for every 100 books read till they reach 1000. At 500 books, the child will have a library book dedicated to them that will remain in the library and be a reminder to your family and all the families in our community about the importance of early literacy!
Let’s see what we can accomplish together to benefit our children.
Come join this lively group the last Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm. Discuss what you’ve been reading or sit back and listen to what they’ve been reading!
If you would like to receive emails from the library containing information about upcoming library events, new books, movies, etc., please supply the staff with your email address. Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.
Do you know anyone who would benefit from the Talking Books program?
Talking Books is a program run by the state. Any Kansas citizen that is certified as print impaired due to a visual or physical condition may apply for Talking Books Services. Such conditions may include permanent or temporary blindness, vision loss, physical condition or reading disability. Contact staff to learn more about the service.