One Community…One Book


We have chosen the book for One Community…One Book.

“One Word That Will Change Your Life”

written by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and  Jimmy Page.

Checkout a book from the library  beginning March 17 through April 14th.

Write your word and any positive comments about your thoughts on the book on Marion City Library’s Facebook page. Or bring your word to the library and staff will add it to a display.

**There will be NO in-person discussion this year due to Covid restrictions.**

Easter Egg Hunt

Marion City Library will have their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd. It will be a little different this year. Come & Go from 10 a.m to 11 a.m.

This event is for children ages 2 – 8.

Come to the Santa Fe Room in the library to visit with                the Easter Bunny, take a picture &                   receive a bag of candy!

Thanks to the Marion Kiwanis Club for helping the library sponsor this event!!

Plant Sale

Our annual fundraising plant sale will be held Thursday, May 6th.

Pick up between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The plants will cost $15.00 each.

           Available plant choices are: 

                   Red Geraniums, Pink Geraniums, Boston Ferns and Flowering Baskets.

Pre-order your plants today!!

*Orders need to be placed by April 26th. 

We appreciate your support of the library.

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)


Open For Business

We are open for business! However, there will be some new rules in place…

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

Please wear a mask. City commissioners are requiring it.

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

Limit of 10 patrons at one time!!!

Limit your browsing time to approximately 15 minutes.

Please use the outside drop box to return all items checked out. Returned items will be quarantined for four days before being placed back into circulation.

Computer use will be limited to 2 people with a 15 minute time limit.

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, with no evening hours or Saturday hours. This may be temporary.

We will also continue offering curbside service for those wanting it.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of the above rules.

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.