Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Be Merry

The library will be closed Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 in honor of Christmas. 
We will also be closed Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 in celebration of the new year.
We enjoyed a visit from local preschoolers, who walked to the library to sweetly sing carols for us. They even brought us cookies. How lucky are we?!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Warm Hearts

Thank you to our talented patrons who generously donated time and skill for our community knit drive. What a success! It warms my heart to think of the kindness that has been extended to our neighbors. The donated items will be taken to Newark-Wayne Community hospital to be shared with those in need.


"We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa

Friday, November 27, 2009

Angel Tree

The Marion community angel tree is ready in the library.


Please return wrapped gifts by December 10.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ~Seneca

The Marion Library wishes a very happy Thanksgiving to all of our patrons.

As a reminder, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in honor of the holiday.

Look for the community angel tree starting Monday, November 23.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Free Download: Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter

Kids are curious about H1N1 too. There is a free fiction book which talks about the pandemic. This download from Stone Arch Books will only be available until January 1, 2010.

For information click -->
here. <--

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Community Project

Knot Only Knitters is a weekly library group that invites you to participate in a charity project for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. There is a need for ADULT hats, scarves and mittens this season.

Bring/send finished projects to the Marion Library by Friday, Dec. 18.

Any favorite pattern will do, but if you are looking for ideas here are simple patterns for knit and crochet projects, perfect for beginners:

Suits Everyone Fits Everyone Hat

Chemo cap

Beginner hat

Rolled brim hat

Super simple hat

Simple Skateboarder Hat

Easy Mittens

Vicki’s Mittens

Beginner Garter Stitch Scarf

Double Dropped Scarf

Simple Crochet Scarf

For more patterns suggestions see discussion thread on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day

Yes, the library will be open on Veteran's Day. However, storytime will not be held since school is closed.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Chances are, if you're not on Facebook already, then you're likely to be getting on it pretty soon. Whether it's your kids or your neighbor (or those old friends you just reunited with at your high school reunion), people around you have been nagging you to sign up, set up a profile, and start "social-networking" with all your friends. Social-networking sites such as Facebook (and MySpace, Bebo, LinkedIn, etc) are increasingly turning into the first place people go when they get on the Internet, as these services offer e-mail, chat, music players, photo sharing, and so much more beyond just staying in touch with your Friends.
Sign up for the library's facebook 101 class on 11/24 and set up your profile, learn how to add pictures, send messages, deal with privacy settings, and more.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Storytime fun...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Party On

For storytime this week children are invited to wear a costume for a little Halloween fun.
Join us this Wednesday morning, 10/28 from 10:15-11:00.

I would like to thank the community for a successful book and pie sale! Your support of the Marion Friends of the Library group is much appreciated. Thank you to those who donated and/or purchased books, and to those who baked delicious pies or other goodies. And of course, thanks to those folks who bought and ate them! : )
You know what they say, "Many hands make light work." Here's a shout out to the volunteers who set up, worked the sale and/or tore down the sale. You were very helpful and also greatly appreciated!

T. Whitney

Friday, October 16, 2009

Book Club

Join the library book club on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM as they meet to discuss The Senator's Wife, by Sue Miller.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, October 2, 2009


We are looking for volunteers to assist with the upcoming book sale later this month. Please stop by the library to sign up at the desk.

Setup will be Wednesday, October 21 in the evening and the book & pie sale will run Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Thank you for your help!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Bring your favorite little person(s) to the library each Wednesday from 10:15-11:00 AM, beginning September 23.

Monday, September 14, 2009

This Week

There will be a board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 PM. The community is welcome to attend.

The knitting group will kick off fall with a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6:00. All are welcome!

Coming soon... storytime - Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00 AM beginning Sept. 23.

Friday, September 11, 2009

October 23 & 24

to benefit the Marion Friends of the Library

We are looking for volunteers to assist with sale and to bake.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Labor Day Closings

The library will be closed on Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7 in honor of Labor Day.
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Storytime

Storytime will resume on Wednesday mornings beginning September 23, 10:15 - 11:00 AM. The first 15 minutes are designated for acclimating the children and helping them select and check out out books.

Visit the library or call to sign up: 926-4933

Monday, August 24, 2009

End of August? Already?!

Monday, August 24, 6:30 PM
Parent/Child Massage Class
Marcie, a local licensed massage therapist will teach you massage techniques to help your child deal with common childhood ailments such as earaches, growing pains, sinus/chest congestion and lymph drainage to boost immunity.
Please wear comfortable clothing (t-shirt & shorts) and bring a pillow and a blanket.

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30
Book club
Local Author, Michael Pealo will join the book club as they meet to discuss his new novel, "August Storms."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Reading Comes to a Close

As our annual summer reading program wraps up I'd like to share a few images of just some of the fun we had:

The Marion library would like to especially thank M&T bank for their generous contribution to the library. Their donation to our summer reading program made it possible for us to offer more programs, prizes, books and snacks than ever, which was awesome!

There are also many wonderful volunteers who helped make our programs run seamlessly. Shout outs go to Kacey Sturtz and her Girl Scouts Troops #212 and #327, Andy Sippel, Paula Rinella Matt Royer and Lacey Gardner. Oh, and thank you, Cami & Martha. : ) We would never have managed without all of you!

Julie Rinella, Broderick Walker, Amanda Ebert, Brett Gunio, Stephanie Fisher and Laura Passmore generously shared their time and talents with the kids to provide fun and enriching programs.

Thank you to local businesses for generous donations of gift certificates for terriffic weekly prizes including, Marks Pizza, Kutz Salon, Our House Restaurant and PJ's Ice Cream.

Also, many thanks go to the patrons and families who generously donated sidewalk chalk and snacks to feed the little darlings at craft-n-snack. Thank you to Seneca Foods for the donation of Apple Chips.

As you can see, this has been a community effort. Well done, everyone!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Savings This Summer

Like to save money? Do you know about OWWL2Go?
Here's a reminder about how you can download audio books for free, which was featured on the news recently.
Click --> here <--
Another reminder:
tomorrow, 8/7 at 2:30 we are showing High School Musical 3 for the kiddos.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Magical Evening

What an awesome time we had with Moreland the Magician and his Be Creative in the Library Show!

This little guy didn't know how magical he was!

Magical (talking!) Mrs. Write gave us tips about creative writing...

"This card will work in fffffffforty-two libraries!"



It's hard to believe this is the last week of scheduled summer reading activities! Friday, 8/7 is movie day. Please join us for High School Musical 3 - and of course, popcorn at 2:30!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Moreland the Magician

coming Monday, August 3, 6:30 PM...

by David Moreland!

FREE entertainment for the whole family
  • comedy
  • magic
  • storytelling
  • puppetry
  • audience participation
sponsored by M&T Bank

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Craft-N-Snack Fun

Tie-Dyed Shoelaces...

We've been able to dodge the rain for the last couple of craft-n-snack sessions and hold the programs outside, which has been a good thing since we've been a bit messy!

Kids ages pre-k - 4th grade are welcome to join us next Tuesday, July 28 2:30 - 4:00 for our last craft-n-snack gathering.

Other upcoming Activities...

Book signing TONIGHT, Wednesday July 22, 6:30 PM - local author, Michael Pealo will present his new novel, August Storms

Saturday Aug. 1, 11:00 AM - The Family Book Club will gather for discussion, activity and refreshments. There is still time to join.

Monday Aug. 3, 6:30 PM - Moreland the Magician will visit our library!

Wednesday Aug. 5 - Red Cross Blood Drive in the community room

Friday Aug. 7, 2:30 - 4:00 - Movie Day, showing High School Musical III

Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekly Winners!

Congratulations to our summer reading weekly prize drawing winners for last week:

Emily Brown
McKenna Short
Sienna Kelley
Julie Welch
Will Pietarinen
Phillip Collon
Laura Pinkney
Michelle Czerniak
Jon Lonneville
Jason Lonneville
Madelaine Kemp
Meredith Kemp
Kimberly Kemp

There are lots more wonderful prizes to be given away. Visit the library each week to enter the summer reading drawing! Thank you to PJ's Ice Cream, Marks Pizzeria, Our House Restaurant and Kutz Salon for their generous donations of gift certificates.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Savings at the Library

A great reminder!

click here --> Savings at the Library

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Express Yourself With Photography


A special thank you to Broderick Walker, who shared his time and talents with our teens and tweens yesterday. His enthusiasm for photography made a great impression on the kids and they had fun trying something new by posing as a model, experimenting with lighting and getting to compose a portrait with photo equipment they've never used before. Very cool!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Book Signing

We are proud to be hosting a book signing by Marion's own Michael Pealo on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30.

Join us to learn about Michael's inspiration for his new book,
August Storms, Journey of an Abused Woman

He will introduce his new book at the library, give us a brief overview and answer questions before signing copies.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Be Creative & Express Yourself


Summer reading activities have begun! Children visited the library on Tuesday for a watercolor tropical fish painting and a snack.

On Wednesday we had PJ Story time with Mrs. Blue and special guest, Mrs. Rinella, who brought her guitar for sing-along fun.

Thursday was the day teens learned about graffiti style art and applied their creative skills to the sidewalks of downtown Marion. While the theme Urban Art might be a stretch for our quaint, little village... um... well, you get the idea! After the fun we cooled off and celebrated our artistry with rootbeer floats in the community room. Before the rains comes again, I hope you get a chance to see the kids' work.




Friday was a great day to hang out, munch popcorn, and watch Happy Feet.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thank You to M&T Bank

Tracy Whitney, Kim Jackson from M&T, and Mr. Tasber's 2nd grade class

The library would like to thank M&T bank for their generous contribution of $500 to our summer reading program. Because of this we are able to offer more programs than ever! We're offering craft-n-snack days, story times, activities for middle-schoolers, movies days and a book club. Plus, there will be a magical guest in August with some tricks up his sleeve...

Thank you, M&T Bank!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Read For Adventure

Congratulations to Sophie Cordova, Marion Library's lucky winner of the Read For Adventure (humongous!) prize basket from the Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County. There were some fabulous prizes stuffed in that tote bag!

Everyone else, better luck next time as there will be another chance for you to win a new prize basket in the fall... Keep reading and visit the library for more details.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th of July Closings

In honor of Independence Day the Marion Library will be closed
Friday, July 3
Saturday, July 4.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Family Read

This summer we invite you to participate in the Family Read Book Club (formerly known as the mother/daughter book club).

Visit the library to sign up and each participating family will receive a complimentary copy of The Van Gogh Cafe, by Cynthia Rylant. Enjoy the book together and the club will meet on Saturday August 1 at 11:00 AM for discussion, activity and refreshments.

Please sign up by July 2 so books can be ordered.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hunt For Golden Paint Brushes

Summer Reading sign-ups begin tomorrow, June 24 and continue through July 2. This summer we are offering 2 programs:

BE CREATIVE, for kids Pre-K - 4th grade
EXPRESS YOURSELF, for kids 5th grade and up

Children will receive a goody bag and a calendar of events. There will also be weekly prize drawings for patrons of all ages. All you have to do is visit the library to enter each week.

During the week of sign-ups kids are invited to hunt for golden paint brushes, which are hidden inside the library. Small prizes may be chosen by those lucky enough to find one. GOOD LUCK!

A special thank you goes to M & T bank, who has given the Marion Library a generous grant for our summer programs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Coming Soon...

Summer reading sign-ups will begin on June 24 and will continue through July 2.

There will be more information shortly. We have a lot of fun programs and events in the works!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kids Freestyle Friday

Friday, May 29 - after school
Games, puzzles and unplugged fun...

  • Bring a snack to share if you'd like.
  • Be sure to have your parents' permission.
  • Take a note to school with you if you have permission to walk to the library.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Memorial Day Closings

This is a reminder that the library will be closed on
Saturday, May 22
Monday, May 25
in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Graphics

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trailworks Presentation

Please join us in the community room next Wednesday, May 20 as Trail Works, Inc. presents information to our community about the trails in Wayne County and their current "Passport" to family wellness program, sponsored by Wegmans.

Share your "trail adventures" pictures with our library Facebook group or email them to me!
I'll start:


This picture of my daughter and me was taken earlier this spring on our first adventure, the Palmyra Wetlands trail. Am I glad we don't need winter coats and hats anymore!

PASSPORTS are still available in the library.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day

There are lots of library activities planned for the month of May. Have you joined our Facebook group?

How about joining the Book Club? This month's selection is Bread Alone, by Judith Ryan Hendricks. The group will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 for discussion. Reserve your copy soon. All are welcome.

Storytime continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:15.

Kids Movie Day
Friday, May 15 - after school.
We'll be showing Bedtime Stories.

Knot Only Knitters :
Mondays May 4 and 18, 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
Tuesdays May 12 and 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
All are welcome.

Trailworks Presentation
Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM
All are welcome.

Kids Freestyle Friday
Friday, May 29 - after school
Games, puzzles and unplugged fun...

We will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Read With Your Ears

Need something to listen to? Borrow or download an audiobook for your next road trip or commute.
Click HERE to browse the Pioneer Library System's OWWL 2 Go online catalog.

With downloadable books available from the library, you can listen to audiobooks on your computer, using your digital audio device (mp3 player/ipod) or by burning CDs.

The library also has a large collection of books on CD and on cassette tape to check out.

All free with your library card!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Got Your Passport?


We have plenty! Stop by the library to pick one up in order to participate in Trail Works' Passport to Family Wellness program.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kids' Movie Day

Friday, April 3
3:30 - 5:00PM

  • Bring a snack to share if you like.
Later this month, April 24 - we will have kids' Freestyle Friday in honor of Turn OFF TV Week. Come after school and have some unplugged fun in the community room: games, puzzles, etc... and of course snacks.