We will be closed Saturday, June 3rd for Chingawassa Days and
Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day.
KSN Summer Road Trip: 1st stop Marion
KSN will be stopping at Marion Monday, June 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. They will be setting up outside the Marion City Library.
In celebration of the TV station coming, we will have lawn games set up for kids to enjoy, a bouncy house will be here as well as several Marion businesses. Kari of Kari’s Kitchen will have sample pastries; Tammy, representing The Historic Elgin Hotel, will be serving sample chocolates, and handing out popsicles and water; Rachel from CB Baked Goods will have free cookies; face painting will be offered by Megan from Bill and Essie’s BBQ; St. Luke Hospital’s Dinky Ducks will be here; the Tap Truck will be offering Root Beer; and the Library will be serving hot dogs and chips.
Roy Patton will be providing live music in the library’s Gazebo.
Everyone is welcome to come out and have a chance to meet the KSN crew and possibly be on television!
Marion City Library Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program theme this year is “Bee Kind”
June 12—July 14
Ages Pre-school – 8th Grade (completed)
Stop by the library to register.
Read Books! Win Prizes!
Jeff Quinn Magic Show
Wednesday, June 14 @ 3 p.m. at the Marion Community Center
Jeff Quinn is an award-winning magician from Omaha, Nebraska. His show features magic tricks, plenty of audience participation and great family-friendly humor. As a bonus, some tricks have messages about friendship and kindness- which is our theme for the summer reading program!
Everyone is welcome to this free program sponsored by the Marion City Library
Adult Bingo Card:
Adult reading challenge begins June 12 through August 4 .
Adults (freshman in high school and older) will be given a Bingo Card with 16 reading categories on it. For each book row that you complete, you may enter your name into a drawing for a $25 gift card. You may complete as many cards as you want.
Children Bingo Card:Kids reading bingo runs July 17–August 4.
For each row on the Bingo Card that you complete, you will receive a prize. This challenge starts after the Summer Reading Program ends. Preschool through eighth grade may participate.
During the month of June, in downtown Marion businesses, the book “A Little Spot of Kindness” by Diane Alber will be featured. A fun story about the power to choose kindness! From saying please to sharing toys, your child will learn how to spread kindness in everyday situations at school and at home! Join a little SPOT on a journey as he SPOTS kindness and shows children a fun way to remember to be kind too!
Start the story at Brooken/Robson’s Law Office, continue to other businesses and end the story at CB Bakery. After you walk and read the story, stop by the library and get a spot to remind you to be kind!
“Bee Kind” Workshop
Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room.
Children will be stuffing a plush bee, wishing on and inserting a rainbow wish star into the bee, zipping it closed and taking it home. Reservations are required by June 23rd.
Cost of the bee is $10.00.
Wednesday Movie Matinees
All movies will start at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Children are encouraged to bring pillows to sit on. Movies are subject to change if not available.
July 5 ** PG ** 97 min.
In this fun-filled family adventure, a hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem… cats hate dogs!
July 12 ** PG ** 1 hr. 42 min.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed comedy adventure, “Strange World,” introduces us to three generations of the legendary Clade family as they attempt to band together and navigate an uncharted, treacherous land beneath their world. The voice cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, a family man who finds himself out of his element on an unpredictable mission; Dennis Quaid as Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father, Jaeger; Jaboukie Young-White as Searcher’s 16-year-old son, Ethan, who secretly stows away in search of the adventure he’s always wanted; Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade, an accomplished pilot and Searcher’s partner in all things; and Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal, Avalonia’s fearless leader who spearheads the exploration into the strange world.
July 19 ** PG ** 1 hr. 47 min.
When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle – a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps, the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.
Hours of Operation
Monday 10 to 5
Tuesday 10 to 5
Wednesday 10 to 5
Thursday 10 to 5
Friday 10 to 5
Saturday 9 to 1
101 Library Street, Marion, Kansas 66861
Janet Marler, Director
Please Join Us In These Programs
Help children love to read by giving them their own books to read.
For more information call 620-947-3184 (opt 5).
Talking Books is a program run by the state.
Any Kansan that is certified as print impaired can apply for the service.
Contact us to learn more.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This is an ongoing literacy program to help kids to start reading and is available online.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a Marion City Library Card
For new patrons, the director or staff member may ask for the last three (3) months paid bill receipts with a current address displayed on it. (Driver’s licenses will not be accepted.) The patron must then fill out an application card, and a reference should be given of a business person in Marion, or if not known, a reliable person in Marion known to staff. The library shall be free to the use of the residents of the library district, subject always to the rules and regulations as the library board may adopt. The library board may extend the use and privilege of the library to nonresidents of the municipality upon completion of the application process.
How do I use Marion City Library Online Catalog
Using Marion City Library’s On-Line Card Catalog
Visit the Marion City Library and get a library card and number from the staff.
After you have received your card, go to the library’s webpage, http://marion.lib.nckls.org, click on card catalog on the right side of page.
You can search the card catalog from this page by typing in title or author. The page will be displayed showing if it is available or not. If there is a reserve list for that title, you will receive item in order of list.
LOG IN: This is in the upper right-hand corner. (You need to log in to your account to place a hold on items.)
USERNAME: YOUR 4 DIGIT LIBRARY ACCOUNT # 1_ _ _ (The staff can tell you your number if
you don’t know it)
PASSWORD Type in USERPASS the first time you log on
Then create the password you want-You MUST remember this password for
Click on My Account to view your items checked out.
On this page will be displayed items out, items on reserve, items lost, items on ILL, history of items checked
out and any fines accrued.
Be sure to log out when finish
How do I use Sunflower eLibrary
To use the Sunflower eLibrary, you must first have a valid library account with the Marion City Library. (To get an account call the library or stop by.)
- Search for Sunflower eLibrary in browser.
- To sign in, select Marion City Library from the drop-down list of libraries.
- Enter your library card number.
- Enter the last name of your account using a capital letter at start of name.
What is an eCard from the State Library for?
The Kansas Library eCard provides access to digital library services available to all Kansas residents regardless of location. Included in the services offered are Universal Classes. Universal Class offers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study. Since Universal Class offers everything from Microsoft Excel to parenting skills, you’ll be sure to find something of interest to learn. These are actual online courses with an instructor, assignments, and lecture materials. Lecture materials can be both text and video. At the end of the course, students with a passing grade will be issued a certificate. Video audit is available on many courses so you can view materials without taking the full class (no certificate for this option).
When does my eCard from the State Library expire and how do I renew it?
When does my card expire & how do I renew it?
eCards expire every 3 years. If yours has not yet expired, you will be able to login above and view the expiration date. eCards can be renewed at any Kansas library.
How do I leave a memorial for a loved one?
Memorials and honory contributions are intended to serve as a tribute to our loved ones- deceased or living. Funds may be left to the library for a variety of purposes. You can allow the library director and the library board to use the funds as they see fit, or you can create a bequest for a specific purpose. A memorial plate will be placed on the item indicating to whom the item is dedicated. You will be creating something special for your honoree, the library, and the community. Make checks out to: Marion City Library, 101 Library Street, Marion, KS 66861. Please include the name of the person or persons you wish to honor and any special request, if you have one, for the use of the money, and your name as the donor.
Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.