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Adults Children Teens
We are so pleased to be able to offer Playaway audio books to our patrons, starting Monday, November 4th. What is a Playaway, you ask? It’s an audio book that requires no WiFi, no CD player, no paid subscription, and no downloads. You simply put a AAA battery in the top of the Playaway, plug in your headphones, and you can listen to your audio book. Playaways are small, perfect to take on your run; tuck into your pocket when you’re walking the dog  or getting your to-do list done at home.
Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Adults Children Teens
The Marion Public Library, along with the two other libraries in the Metro Library Network, will be accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue materials. All food items collected will go to the HACAP Food Reservoir. 
Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Adults
Marion Public Library piloted an extended access hour in September. Library Director Hollie Trenary commented, “We constantly get feedback that we need to open earlier on weekdays. The hour of extended access is a solution that allows us to expand library service with minimal budget impact. Many patrons already have a self-service library experience as they come in to conduct simple tasks like using computers or picking up holds.”
Posted: Oct 29, 2019
Adults
There is renewed interest in a little known group of women who, during the Great Depression, became known as the Horseback Librarians. These woman delivered books, pamphlets, comics, magazines, and newspapers to the folks of rural Kentucky. Riding horses and mules, they trekked countless miles through treacherous terrian to deliver materials to folks who lived in isolated areas. Created by Eleanor Roosevelt, this program brought books to those who had no other opportunities for learning and literacy.
Posted: Oct 23, 2019
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is available. Check it out today. If you would like a copy, we have some on hand at the Library, just ask any of our friendly staff for help.          
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
Adults
We've received some great feedback about our September Extended Access Hours. We'll overlay your thoughts with some additional data points. We'll then be making a recommendation to our Board regarding next steps on October 14th.  In the meantime, we will be resuming our normal operating hours during the weekdays and will open at 9:30 AM. 
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
The Marion Public Library will extend hours in the month of September in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month. The Library will open on at 8:00 AM on weekdays throughout the month.   During this time, patrons will be able to: pick up holds, browse, check out materials using the self-check machine, search for materials using the online card catalog, return materials, access public computers, use printer/copier services, send faxes and access the DOT kiosk.  During this time, those who don’t have a library card will be able to sign up for one, too.  
Posted: Aug 26, 2019
Adults
As of August 23rd, the library has issused an RFQ for construction management.  For further details, please see this document:  cm_rfq_2019-mpl_v.1.pdf
Posted: Aug 26, 2019

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