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Every book its reader, every reader its book. There are some on the list that you will likely love, and some that you may roll your eyes at, but these are the books that kept our staff learning and laughing last year. Without further ado, here are the Marion Public Library Staff Picks from 2020!
Posted: Jan 15, 2021
In collaboration with Marion Independent School District, the Marion Public Library is excited to provide student library cards to every student in the Marion Independent School District! Rather than a physical card, students will have a library account number that includes their student lunch account number. Students will use this library account number, and a pin number, to access print materials from Marion Public Library, Cedar Rapids Public Library, and Hiawatha Public Library, as well as digital materials and online resources through Marion Public Library.
Posted: Dec 23, 2020
In collaboration with the Linn-Mar Community School District, the Marion Public Library is excited to provide library cards to every student attending Linn-Mar Schools! Rather than a physical card, students will have a library account number that includes their Student ID number. Students will use this library account number, and a pin number to access print materials from Marion Public Library, Cedar Rapids Public Library, and Hiawatha Public Library, as well as digital materials and online resources through Marion Public Library.
Posted: Dec 23, 2020
As written in our June 19th “Statement on Racial Injustice,” the Marion Public Library is committed to improving for our staff, patrons, and community every day. This commitment to action is built into our core Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Initiatives.   Please click the image below or the following link to read how we do and will continue to support racial and social equity in our library and community: https://marionpubliclibrary.org/commitments  
Posted: Aug 1, 2020
Like many of you in our community, our hearts are breaking because of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We have struggled with finding and articulating the right words to explain our sorrow, rage, grief, and compassion. One of our roles as a public library is to make sure that all feel welcome and to provide space and resources for education. On Juneteenth, this day of celebration and reflection, we wanted to share a statement and some resources.
Posted: Jun 19, 2020
Adults
Couldn't make it to one of our community input sessions? You can watch a live recording of one of the sessions so you'll still get all the details on the design of the new building.    Click here to watch. 
Posted: May 13, 2020
Adults
Wander the world with these interesting titles and start planning your next outdoor adventure. 
Posted: May 2, 2020
Adults
"Lisa Wingate’s previous novel
Posted: Apr 28, 2020

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