Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Closings

December 24
December 25
December 31
January 1

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snowy Day Closing

Due to snowing and blowing the Marion Library will be closed today, 12/14. We plan to reopen tomorrow if weather conditions improve. Stay warm. Stay safe.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


If an ereader is on your Christmas wish list, be sure to tell Santa to check-->here<-- for information about which ones are Overdrive compatible, which means they could be used with our library system, owwl2go.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Holidays

Please return wrapped angel tree gifts with original tag from tree by December 10.

Books & Bites (kids 4-6th grade book club) will meet on Sun. December 12 at 1:00 for book discussion and a movie.

Community knit donations are now being collected in the library.

Join us for storytime in December, Wednesday mornings, 10:15-11:00 AM:
  • 12/1
  • 12/8
  • 12/15

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 25 in honor of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday from 2:00-6:00 PM, regular hours.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Annual Community Knit Donations

There is a great, local need for cozy clothing items in our wintery weather. Many hands make light work and together we can make a difference. Last year our library patrons were very generous with their time and talent, so let's do it again! Use your knitting skills to warm community members who could use something special. Your donations will be distributed by the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

2009 donations

Friday, November 12, 2010

Community Angel Tree


Tags will be available beginning November 17.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Books & Bites

What:  kids book club
When:  Thursday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), 1:00 PM
Who:  grades 4 - 6
Where:  Marion Community Room

Enjoy ice cream, book discussion and participate in our paperback swap.
Bring as many gently used paperbacks as you wish to swap.

Please visit the library or call to sign up at the desk.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Beware of Library Ghosts

We had a spooky visitor today at storytime. We never know who-oooooooo will drop by!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Sale Success

Thank you for supporting our annual book sale and making it a success!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Annual Sale

Please support our book and pie sale to benefit the Marion Friends of the Library.
Friday 10/22, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10/23, 9:00 AM - noon

Volunteers are needed to work a small shift at the book sale or to bake! 
Call or visit the library to sign up.

On Friday 10/22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM visit the history bus-eum!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Columbus Day

Yes, we will be open on Monday 10/11!

Kids, since there is no school on Columbus Day come to the library at 1:00. There will be a paperpack swap and the first meeting of a new book club for grades 4-6 called "Books & Bites." Pizza will be served. Please call or visit the library to sign up for the book club. Space is limited.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Time to Migrate!

Change is in the air this week for the Pioneer Library System. Your patience is requested as we switch to a new way of serving our patrons. It may feel like we are running at half-speed for a few days as you will not be able to log-in to your online account or place holds. Starting Thurs. 10/7 we will return to full service. Thanks for understanding while we work out the kinks!

Monday, September 27, 2010

WWII POW Exhibit at the Library

Did you know that the current camp on the corner of Rt. 21 and Walworth Rd. used to be a WWII prisoner of war camp?

Housed in a bus made into a mobile museum with a 21-seat theater,


illustrates this unknown story through narrative texts, artifacts & media.

Stop by the Library on Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM to visit this history "bus-eum."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Change Will Do Us Good

On October 7, 2010 a new OWWL catalog will take flight powered by Evergreen.

Due to the changeover, you will be unable to place holds and access library card account information from 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 3 until the launch on Thursday, October 7.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fall Storytime

Sign up in the library for fall storytime, which begins on
Wednesday, September 22
10:15-11:00 AM.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mini Book Sale

Visit the Marion Business Fest to benefit our local Food Pantry.

Saturday, August 14
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Book sale to be held at Jenny's House on Main St. (future home of history museum). Proceeds will benefit the Marion Friends of the Library group.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Reading Salute!

We have finished another great season of SUMMER READING! Thank you for participating in our library's Make a Splash! and Make Waves programs. These events are made possible by our Friends of the Library Group. Are you a member?

Very special thanks go to the Sturtz's and Amalia VanHall of GS Troop #327 for helping with craft-n-snack time, Amanda Ebert for her enthusiastic creativity and Gyotaku program, and to Chrissy & Zacharay Nelson for making Lego Day a huge success!
Thank you to Judy Casler, Mark's Pizza, Cam's Pizza and PJ's Ice Cream for generous donations for our summer reading weekly prize drawings.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Special Presentation

Apple A Day Storytime Program
promoting healthy habits, good choices and self esteem. 
A light snack will be provided.
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2:30

Living and learning through literature. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Movie Day

Friday, August 6 at 2:30
Shark Tale and popcorn!

Friday, July 30, 2010

August Book Club

Join the book club as they meet for discussion on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lego Day

Thank you to Zachary for making Lego Day a huge success! Everyone had a lot of fun.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Teen Choice Award

Last week we had a blind taste test in the library for kids to rate four different local pizzas. Each cheese pizza was given a score between 1 - 10 in the categories of sauce, cheese, crust and overall tastiness.


 Amazingly, Mark's Pizza aced every category (fair and square, honest!).


The kids proudly signed award certificates and presented the manager of Mark's with these prestigious honors!

Monday, July 19, 2010

More Summer Reading Fun


This week in the library:
Board of Trustees meeting 
Community is welcome to attend.
July 20, 7:00 PM

Programs for kids preschool - 4th grade:
a come and go program where children can create a simple craft project and enjoy a quick snack (parents, please stay)
July 20,  2:30 to 4:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of stories and sing-along fun.
July 21, 7:00 to 7:30 pm

July 23, 2:30 to 4:00 pm 

Programs for 5th grade and up:
Bring your appetite! Please sign up at desk so we know how much food to order.
July 22 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Last Tuesday the kids made rain gauges at our snack-n-craft program - just in time for an afternoon of heavy showers!

On Thursday the teens tried their hand at Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. See their creative work on display in the teen area in the library.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Summertime Fun in the Library


The Bubble Man's visit was a splashing success. The kids were impressed and entertained!


"Capt'n Blue" read stories of high seas pirate adventures for PJ storytime.


Graffiti day was a hot one, but the big kids cooled off with rootbeer floats when their "work" was done.



There's more fun where that came from next week!
Craft-n-Snack (preschool-4th grade)
a come and go program where children can create a simple craft project and enjoy a quick snack.
July 13 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of stories and sing-along fun:
July 14 7:00 to 7:30 pm

SPLASH AND CREATE (5th grade & up)
Gyotaku - Japanese fish prints
July 15 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Finding Nemo: July 16 2:30

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

PJ Storytime Begins

Join us Wednesday evening from 7:00-7:30 PM for our long-standing tradition of pajama storytime. A favorite!

See right sidebar for upcoming summer reading storytime sessions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

4th of July Closings & Bubbles

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 3 and Monday, July 5 in celebration of Independence Day. 

Then, kick off our summer reading program and Make a Splash with the Bubble Man!

Fun for the whole family on Tuesday, July 6, 4:00-5:00 PM.

An extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, the Bubble Man presents visual comedy and quick wit.

Sign-up your kids up for summer reading through July 2.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sign Up For Summer Reading

Visit the library from June 23 - July 2 to sign up for our FREE summer reading program with activities for kids of all ages. Participants will receive a themed tote bag with goodies, a calendar of events and have their picture taken for our summer display.

Thank you to our Friends of the Library group for supporting our programs.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

Sign-ups begin next Wednesday, 6/23  for the Marion Library's FREE summer reading program. Our first event will be a visit from The Bubble Man!

Join us on Tuesday, July 6 from 4:00-5:00.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coming Soon...

Summer Reading programs at the Marion Library!
sign -up June 23 - July 2, 2010.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Memorial Day

As a reminder, the library will be closed on 
Saturday, May 29
Monday, May 31
in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring Clean Up

As the saying goes, Many hands make light work.
We need help keeping our library beautiful.

 Please volunteer on Saturday, May 22 at 9:00 AM for a quick outdoor clean up.  

Library Trustee, John Bovet has generously volunteered his time and service, but could use a few strong people to help out. Please contact Tracy if you will join his efforts!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Audio Books For Kids

 Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson

Audio books have gained popularity recently. Here are just a few of the advantages that audio books have over normal hardcover or paperback books:

1) You can make constructive use of dead time - time that would be otherwise impossible to fill with a normal book.

2) Go green! Audio books don't need trees to be cut down.

3) With mp3 player functions such as mid track resume you can pick up where you left off or find a place easily again.

4) You can listen to an audio book when it's dark.

5) Get the kids to sleep easier - With an audio book you can simply play it for them until they fall asleep.

 Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne

Is your child a reluctant reader? Sometimes children avoid reading  and do not get the practice they need to improve their skills. Encourage reading by pairing books with unabridged audio books. Mixing things up by adding audio books you can try different strategies that might help:
  • Word recognition is reinforced by following the book as the aduio book plays.
  • Try listening to a chapter and then read it, which my help with understanding the main idea better.
  • Try  reading a chapter and then listening to it. This could help to check understanding.
 Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan

So why not check out some of our library's audio books and find out for yourself how useful and how fun they are. Of course, they're not just for kids! There are also loads of free audio books available for downloadright to your own computer at OWWL2go. Questions? We can help!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Book Club Selection

The book club will meet on Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM to discuss The Help, by Kathryn Stocket. 
Visit or call the library to reserve a copy for yourself.