Every Monday 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Pick up a Reading Record each week
  • read at home
  • complete your Reading Record
  • come to the library to pick out a FREE book! 

Come to the library Mondays 1:00-2:00 p.m. and/or Thursdays 10:00 -11:00 a.m.for stories and activities relating to each weekly theme.

Chocolate Fest

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Stop by the library today and enjoy the extra special taste of Chocolate!  Yummy!

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Run to Read Color Run

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Marion Public Library and Marion Elementary School Run to Read event provides books to youth at no cost throughout the year. Please join us prior to the National Family Night Out event held in Marion for a Family Fun Color Run. This event is a family-friendly, non-competitive event for runners and walkers. This will be a 2 mile event with lots of fun obstacles and color – Make sure to wear items you don’t mind getting color on and wear protective eye wear (sun glasses, etc.).

Following the run, enjoy a free hot dog, hamburger, or brat. All we ask is that you bring a dish to pass. Plan to stick around until dusk to see the AMAZING fireworks show. You won’t be disappointed!

Run to Read Color Run Registration Form

Randy Peterson in Concert

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

This nationally-recognized children's musician will present a show full of unforgettable sing-along songs and audience participation!  Hope you can join us.

Jim Lenz, The Magic and Science Guy

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Find the Superhero in You!

International Entertainer and Presenter Jim Lenz, The Magic and Science Guy, will wow you with his combination of story presentation, exciting science demonstrations, and amazing feats of magic!

July Book Club

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general's wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake-until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule.


Stop in the library to sign-up and pick up a copy of the book or click on the book title to place a hold.

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There's more to Marion Public Library than just books!

When most of us think of the library, we think of books.  And that's true, Marion Public Library has a wonderful selection of books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction.  But did you know our library has so much more than books?  Here's some other great things we have to offer here at Marion Public Library:

-Videos and DVDs- We have an extensive collection of videos and DVDs here at the library!  You'd be surprised--we even have new releases that you'd find at the video store.  And even better--checking a video out from the library is FREE, and you can have them for a full week!

-Audio Books- Don't have time to read a book?  Have trouble seeing?  Taking a long car trip?  Audio books are for you!

-Playaway- These are the same as audio books, except they're in MP3 form.  All you need is a AAA battery and ear buds (ear buds are available at the circulation desk) and you're in business. 

-Puzzles, Puppets, Educational Toys, Video games and Books on Tape and CD- We all know what the weather has been like this week.  Are the kids bored with their same old toys?  Bring them to the library!  There's so much to choose from, they're bound to be having fun before you know it.

-Magazines- Can't afford to subscribe to all the magazines you want to?  You're in luck!  You can stop in and sit on a cozy chair and read the latest issue, or back issues of magazines are available for checking out.  The library also has newspapers for you to enjoy, too. 

-Computers and Wireless Internet- Sometimes it's hard to get internet access, or you don't have access to a computer at home.  Come visit the library, and use one of our computers, or bring your own laptop and use our wireless internet!  What better place to work on a project or online work than in the library setting. 

The best part?  All of these are available for no cost to you!  Come in soon and take advantage of the wonderful materials to choose from at Marion Public Library!


Did you know we have library bags for purchase?

Did you know they are only $3?

And...did you know if you buy a library bag, you can fill it with our used books for FREE?

That's right!  Buy a library bag for $3, and you can go to the lower level where our used books are for sale, and fill it up for free.

Come take advantage of this great deal today!

Upcoming Events

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM Jul 6 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Playgroup Jul 8 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM Jul 9 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM Jul 13 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Playgroup Jul 15 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM Jul 16 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Randy Peterson in Concert Jul 16 - 6:00 pm

Library Hours

Monday 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday closed
Sunday closed