May 2023 (1)

Reminder: Overdrive to Libby move. The OverDrive app will be removed from app stores. New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby. Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) will still be able to use it without disruption. All users can continue to access the Library’s digital collection website, The OverDrive app will sunset at the end of April 2023. Summer Reading fun June 1 - July 31 ​There may be several weeks to go before school lets out, but Marion Public Library and Let's Read 20 have already been hard at work in planning a great lineup of summer programming for kids and families! Summer Reading Fun will run June 1st through July 31st, when kids and teens up through age 18 can sign up to earn prizes for reading through the summer. Story Time and Baby Time will be back as usual, in addition to offerings for creative writing, Family Fun craft nights, sign language, and robotics. Visiting performers will bring engaging events with Whiz Bang Science, a family magic show, music from The Spoon Man, and don't forget our annual birthday party for our mascot Swoop! Check out details on our web calendar as we continue to add great programs for the summer. for a full list of programming throughout the summer! New LR20 book walk planned/installed by OSUM students. ​May 1 ribbon cutting marked the opening of the newest book along the Marion Tallgrass Trail. This bilingual book, Our Town, was the class project for Dr. Nikole Patson's OSUM Language Development students. From selecting the book to preparing it for posting and then physically putting up each page spreads into the stanchions, the class At each stanchion readers are encouraged to scan the QR code to see/hear a video of the book spread being read in both English and Spanish. This project took the Let's Read 20 permanent book walk to the next level of being interactive and inclusive for readers. The walk also included additional informational features about childhood literacy and learning. Here is a sample of one of the page spreads you will find along the Marion Tallgrass Trail.