Quilt Show

We will be hosting our quilt show this year from March 25 to April 6 during regular library hours. The display will be in the Santa Fe room and feature approximately 25 quilts and wall hangings made by local quilters. Come appreciate the talent!

Plants For Sale

Our hanging basket plant sale will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We will be taking pre-orders from April 1st to April 12. The cost of a plant is $15.00 and there will be a choice of Boston Ferns, red and pink geraniums, and flowering baskets. To place your orders, stop by the library or call 620-382-2442.

Book Sale

Mark your calendars for our annual fund-raising book sale! Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room, books may be purchased by donation. We will have gently used books and dvds on this sale. The following week, May 6, 7 and 8, the remaining items can be obtained by “Fill A Bag For A Dollar”. Don’t wait too long- the best titles go first!

Magician Jeff Quinn Program

Friday, May 31st, at 3:00 p.m., Nebraskan Jeff Quinn will be presenting a space themed magic show “Out Of This World”. Quinn’s program features astronauts; a trick that defies gravity; a tribute to the moon landing and much more. The show includes lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and all-new amazing magic! The program will be held at the Marion Community Building and everyone is invited to attend free of charge.

Marion City Library 5-Star Rating

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We are proud to announce, after three years of receiving a 4-Star Rating from the Library Journal, we have been awarded a FIVE STAR rating!!!!

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 12 libraries in the state of Kansas who received any rating           and only 10 libraries in the nation in our budget range that received 5 Stars!

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.

 

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!

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.