Monday 10 to 5
Tuesday 10 to 5
Wednesday 10 to 5
Thursday 10 to 5
Friday 10 to 5
Saturday 9 to 1
Sunday Closed
101 Library Street, Marion, Kansas 66861
(620) 382-2442     
 Janet Marler, Director



Groovy Joe : Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin

 This fun book will be on display in downtown
business windows through the month of May.

Stop by the library and tell the staff
about the storywalk book and receive a small prize.

Brian Wendling
Juggling! Comedy! Energy!

Marion City Library is bringing Brian Wendling to the Marion Community Center on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m.

This free performance is open to all ages!

Brian Wendling is an International Jugglers’ Association champion who combines award-winning juggling, comedy and audience participation into high-energy entertainment.  His personable wit and versatility have captivated audiences as a performer at Disney World, as an opening act for the Guess Who, and as a feature soloist with the Kansas City Symphony.  He has also been named Best Stage Entertainer at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival on numerous occasions.

Summer is coming and so is our Summer Reading Program   The theme this year is “Oceans of Possibilities”.  It will run from June 13 through July 15.

Children our encouraged to read books at their own level, speed, and interests.  The program is designed for children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. It will help them to retain and improve their knowledge of reading to enable them to start the new school year ready to learn more! We also have a special program for preschool children where adults or older brothers or sisters can read to them. All children will keep a record of the books or pages read and will receive prizes as incentives to continue.  

Come in anytime after June 1st and get signed up for a summer of reading fun!  

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).

Book Club

Everyone is welcome to join us!  Last Wednesday of the month from 4 pm to 5 pm

Talking Books

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.

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading 2022

Oceans of Possibilities:

Summer Reading Program

Designed for children kindergarten through eighth grade.

Coming this summer, the program will run June 13- July 15

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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,, 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
future sessions

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

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.)

  1. Search for Sunflower eLibrary in browser.
  2. To sign in, select Marion City Library from the drop-down list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card number.
  4. Enter the last name of your account using a capital letter at start of name.

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 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.

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101 Library Street, Marion, Kansas 66861


Marion City Library
5 Star Rating

We are very proud and grateful for the award! It is our third year to receive this award!!! We thank everyone for helping us reach this goal by giving us your support, interest and cooperation in our endeavors to enrich our community.

The ratings are calculated on circulation, library visits, number of programs, attendance and internet use based on library budget and population. 

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