2018 Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

June 11 – July 13

For Children Kindergarten through 8th grade completed

Preschoolers can be read to for their goals also

*Prizes will be given as goals are reached.

Flying Debris Show

Flying Debris Show

Presented by Richard Holmgren

Thursday, July 12 @ 10 a.m.

Marion Community Center

Free Admission!!!    Everyone Welcome!!!

Richard was born a jokester and learned to juggle in fourth grade gym class. It’s true, anyone can learn to juggle however Richard never stopped challenging himself to be the best. Inventing new techniques to every trick he learned. Later Richard learned that using his comedy wit in conjunction with his arsenal of creative human skills would make for a great living!

By 1994 Richard began performing The Flying Debris Show professionally. It’s an hour packed with comedy, zany stunts, and lots of audience participation. A show that is appreciated by literally all ages! Whether it be performing in an ice house at the Winter City Festival in Toronto, Canada or taking the show to remote villages in Mexico audiences love The Flying Debris Show.

Richard continues to enhance his skills along with his show. It’s a project that never ends and never should. Always thinking of the next great joke to go along with the next great stunt The Flying Debris Show is Richard’s life long passion!

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.


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.


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.