Annual Christmas Home Tours

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Home Tours

Join us for our annual fundraising event on Sunday, December 2 from 1 p.m. to   5 p.m.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from the library or at the homes the day of the tour. A map to the homes is included on the ticket.

Enjoy touring four homes decked out in holiday joy! 

Our homeowners this year are:

Ed & Jean Hett

David & Jami Mayfield

Arlie & Gina Overton

Kelly & Susan Robson

Refreshments are included with the price of the ticket at the library!

 

Kids Events for Christmas

Letters to Santa…

Bring  your letters to Santa in to the library between November 26 and December 10 and the staff will be sure to forward them on to the North Pole.

Christmas Crafts with Santa Visit…

Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., children may come and meet Santa and make a Christmas craft with library staff. This is a come and go event.

Cookies, Cocoa & Christmas Stories with Santa…

On Monday, December 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., children may come visit with Santa and enjoy cookies and cocoa while listening to Christmas stories. This is a come and go event.

Early Literacy Program

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.

 

Book Club Meetings

 

  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!

Marion Library 4-Star Rating

We are proud to announce for the 3rd year that Marion City Library has received a 4-Star Rating from the Library Journal!

The rating is figured on circulation, library visits, number of programs, attendance and internet use based on library budget and population. Ratings are given on a 3-5 star rating, with 5 being the highest.                                                                                                              

There were only 12 libraries in the state of Kansas who received any rating. 

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.

 

Information by email

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.

Talking Books

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.