Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26
Christmas Holiday Events
Letters to Santa
Children may leave their letters to Santa at the library until Friday, December 8. Please make sure to include the child’s name and address so that Santa can send them a reply!
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Marion City Library’s Christmas Home Tours
The Library Christmas Home Tours will be held Sunday, December 3 from 1-5.
Tickets are $5.00. and must be purchased at the library. (Cash or check only)
Homes featured on the tour are:
Darin & Jona Neufeld
Merle & Michele Flaming
Roger & Janell Holter
Cheerful Lakeside Cabin hosted by Matt & Jenna Meyerhoff
Kari’s Kitchen (ticket will allow you 1/2 of any drinks the day of the tour)
Refreshments at the library in the Santa Fe Room are included with the ticket.
*This is a fundraiser for the library.
We appreciate all of the homeowners for opening their homes and all those who attend the event. Thank you!
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).
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.
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, http://marion.lib.nckls.org, 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
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.)
- Search for Sunflower eLibrary in browser.
- To sign in, select Marion City Library from the drop-down list of libraries.
- Enter your library card number.
- 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.
Memorials and honory contributions are intended to serve as a tribute to our loved ones- deceased or living. Funds may be left to the library for a variety of purposes. You can allow the library director and the library board to use the funds as they see fit, or you can create a bequest for a specific purpose. A memorial plate will be placed on the item indicating to whom the item is dedicated. You will be creating something special for your honoree, the library, and the community. Make checks out to: Marion City Library, 101 Library Street, Marion, KS 66861. Please include the name of the person or persons you wish to honor and any special request, if you have one, for the use of the money, and your name as the donor.
Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.