Summer Library Rules

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To keep the staff and our patrons as safe as possible, we will be asking that everyone abide by these following precautions:

Masks are optional.

On the front desk will be hand-sanitizer for you to use upon entering the library.

Please maintain social distancing.

Limit your browsing time.

You can now bring your returned items into the library for check-in.

Computer use will be limited to 2 people.

There will be no children’s computers available at this time.

There will be no toys in the children’s area.

Hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m Monday through Friday. Saturday hours from 9a.m. to 1p.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of the above rules.

Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails & Tales is the theme for this year’s summer reading program. Our program will run from June 11th through July 16th. The program is designed for children ages preschool through 8th grade completed. Stop by the library at any time to register your child.

Marion City Library 5-Star Rating

 

 We have been awarded our second FIVE STAR rating from the Library Journal!!!!

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 10 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.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library can help children love to read just by having print books at home. Every child enrolled will have books of their very own, at no cost to parents, thanks to Marion County Early Childhood Task Force, Families and Communities Together, Inc., and Dolly Parton. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name directly to their home until the child turns five years old and as long as they live within Marion County.

Parents or guardians can sign up a child by submitting an official registration form that can be found on the Imagination Library website.

*For more information call 620-947-3184 (opt. 5)

 

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.

*Update to this program: It is in the process of being revised so that children can still participate but with an online program. We will give further information as it is known.

Marion Library Is On Facebook

facebookFor all our Facebook users, you can now follow the news from the library! We will be posting upcoming events and new books and movies that have arrived. Just look for Marion City Library.