Monday, June 30, 2008

Read Books In Your EMAIL

Library Launches Online Book Club —

Finding a Great Book to Read Just Got Easier.

So many books, so little time. For all those busy people, the Marion Library has a new service: an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically. Each day, Monday through Friday, the library emails subscribers a portion of a book that takes about 5-minutes to read. They're able to read two or three chapters from a book during the week. If they like a book, they can check it out of the library. Each week the library features new books.

With 11 book clubs to choose from, there's something for everyone. Patrons can read Fiction, NonFiction, Romance, Business, Good News, Teen, Mystery, They can also listen to Audio Books in their email and there's even a PrePublication Club. You can start reading books in your email before they're even published. Now you can discover great books, even if you're too busy to visit the library.

This new service makes it easy for people to get back into the habit of reading. It only takes 5-minutes a day and it's fun.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Join the Fun!

Our list of summer readers is growing!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Catch the READING BUG!

Sign up June 23 - July 3 for our summer reading program!

We have many activities planned, goody bags for all and weekly prize drawings as our way of encouraging our young patrons to keep reading over summer vacation.

Can you find me hidden in the library?

And the fun is not reserved for kids only! We will also do weekly prize drawings for adults and invite you to participate in our adult summer reading advisory, where you can let us know what you're reading and give us your two cents about it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This week we visited the elementary school to encourage students to continue reading over summer vacation and to join us for our summer program, "Catch the Reading Bug."

Our own Cheryl Blue entertained the kids with her energetic presentation of the fun things we have planned and along with a sneak peek of a silly storybook she plans to share at pajama story time, Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs, by Megan McDonald. Eewww! Gross!
So, will she eat one? Come to story time(s) to find out!

We have lots of activities planned, including a live butterfly release on July 22. We'll also offer an old favorite - craft and snack times.

Sign ups begin next Monday, June 23!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Meeting Reminder

As a reminder, the Board of Trustees will meet in the library this Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM.

As always, the community is welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Calling All Teens

We are now putting together a TAG.

What's that?Teen Advisory Group.

We are interested in YOUR ideas for the library. Give us your input!

There will soon be a meeting for this small group to dream up fun stuff for teens to do this summer.
Stop by the library to sign up at the desk, call or email Tracy Whitney (see sidebar).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Book Club in June

Have you joined the book club?

This month the club is reading A Perfect Day by Richard Paul Evans and will meet at the library for discussion on Wednesday June 25 at 6:30 PM.

You're invited to join the fun (and air conditioning).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Make It Easy

What else can you do with your library card?

You can check your library account online, from your home, office or school with your library card. Manage your library record, renew books online, or place holds on items to be delivered to whichever library pick-up location is convenient.

You can start by clicking on the OWWL Catalog button in sidebar of this page (look left!).

To access your account simply enter your library card number found on the back of your card along with your *pin number.
From there select My Account and you will be able to easily review your account, renew materials, and place holds on materials.

*Not sure of your pin number? Drop by the library and we'll be glad to help you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What to do with a Library Card: Idea #632

Learn how to MAKE STUFF!

Want to bake a perfect cheesecake?

How about learning to knit?

Hey, I even taught myself to knit simple projects from books I borrowed from the Marion Library. True story.

Interested in growing an incredible garden

Find helpful tips and inspiration for FREE (of course)!

The library has books that can get you started on just about any new hobby - as well as books that will keep you motivated once you are well on your way and needing new ideas.