Holiday Recipe Swap

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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North Pole Event

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Reservation Appreciated – Questions: Contact Trinitie at 715-754-5368 or email



RETURN TO: Marion Public Library 120 N Main Street, Marion – Please return by Dec. 7th!

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Harry Potter Party

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Marion Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Party on December 14th!

~Anyone of all ages is welcome to attend

~Games, crafts, movie, and snacks

~Come in costume if you'd like! 

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Congratulation Sharon!

Congratulations Sharon on 30 years of service with the Marion Public Library!  

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our library!  Celebrating you!

Monday, October 26, 2015
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City of Marion Honors Community Volunteers

Do you know someone in our community that reflects the following qualities?  Do you know someone that is helping to build a positive community and makes Marion a better place to live? 


  •   Individual lives in Marion or the surrounding area.  
  •   Displays a volunteering spirit in our community.    
  •   Volunteers their time and talents freely with purpose, kindness and compassion for others. 
  •   Does not expect, nor receives economic compensation for their volunteering efforts.
  •   Offers continuous involvement through activities that supports a positive community.

This Community Volunteer Recognition will be presented to one individual each month by the city of Marion.  Stop in the library to pick up a form or download the form here /sites/ and return to the Library.

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Look what's new in the Children's Section!


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New York Times Bestsellers--Top 10 Children's Picture Books

The New York Times Best Sellers: Children's Picture Books

For the Week of November 30, 2015


THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) A reunion of wayward colors. (Ages 3 to 7)
THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)
THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW, by Lora Koehler. Illustrated by Jake Parker. (Candlewick.) A diminutive but determined plow trains hard for the moment a big storm arrives. (Ages 3 to 7)
WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, by Dr. Seuss. (Random House.) A Seussian look at children and their fascination with animals. (Ages 4 and up)
THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES, by B. J. Novak. (Dial.) Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images. (Ages 4 to 8)
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE, by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House.) A celebration of future possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)
I REALLY LIKE SLOP!, by Mo Willems. (Disney-Hyperion.) Gerald the elephant bravely takes a taste of Piggie's favorite food. (Ages 4 to 8)
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle.) As the sun sets, hard-working trucks get ready for bed. (Ages 4 to 8)
PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8)
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Need computer help?  Want to learn how to use FaceBook, access e-mail, search Google or Pinterest, or download e-books from InfoSoup?  We can also help with basic computer skills.  Call to make an appointment at 715-754-5368 or stop in at the checkout desk and ask for assistance.

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Book Sale! Stop in and purchase gently used books, DVDs and VHS tapes. Books 10 cents each or fill a brown bag for $1.00. Books for sale located in the lower level by the elevator or in the lobby.



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Weekly Events for kids

Come to the library!


Storytime  Miss Le Ann will read stories to you anytime!  Just ask!

Craft table  Do the weekly craft at the craft table near the computers.  Always something fun for you to create and take home!  New craft each week.



Walk-In Playgroup- 9:30am-11:00am Walk-In Playgroup is in the lower level of Marion Public Library.  Children from birth to age 5 are welcome to attend with their parents.  Playgroup includes free play, storytime, crafts, and activities.  Feel free to drop by whenever you can- it is not required to attend the entire session.


Contact Le Ann at the library at 715-754-5368 or e-mail her at for more information!



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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!

Upcoming Events

Library Playgroup Nov 25 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Library Playgroup Dec 2 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Holiday Recipe Swap Dec 7 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Library Playgroup Dec 9 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
North Pole Event Dec 11 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry Potter Party Dec 14 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Library Playgroup Dec 16 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

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