Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Closing

The library will be closed:
Saturday, December 31
Monday, January 2

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed 
Saturday, 12/24 - Monday, 12/26
Saturday, 12/31 - Monday, 1/2.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Warm Hearts

2009 donations
Locally, there is a current need for cozy clothing items, specifically adult hats, mittens and twin-bed-size blankets. 
Purchased items and/or handmade items are being collected at the library.
Many hands make light work and together we can make a difference. For the past two years our library patrons have been 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 to the residents of 1 South.
Any favorite pattern will do, but if you are looking for ideas here are simple patterns, perfect for beginners:
Simple cap

Beginner hat

Rolled brim hat

Super simple hat

Simple Skateboarder Hat

Easy Mittens

Vicki’s Mittens

Beginner Garter Stitch Scarf

Simple Crochet Scarf

Friday, December 9, 2011

Storytime Celebration

Our fall preschool storytime group celebrated the last gathering of the season with stories, songs and cookie-frosting!

Storytime will begin again later in the winter for preschool-aged children and babies/toddlers. Details to come!

Visit the library to choose from our collection of popular Christmas movies, adult holiday fiction, audio books and children's favorites.

Reminder: Wrapped angel tree gifts are due in the library this week.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Breakfast With Santa

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast in the community room.
Saturday, December 3 from 8:00 - 11:00 AM.

A partnership with the Marion Friends of the German club to benefit Germany trip 2013.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Remember the Angel Tree

There are still paper angels to be chosen.

Please return wrapped gifts, with tag included, to the library by December 8th.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Closing


The library will be closed on Thursday, November 24.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Angel Tree 2011

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out." Frank A. Clark

The community angel tree is ready in the library! Please choose a paper angel tag from our tree (we keep 1/2 tag, you keep 1/2 tag) and return it with wrapped gift by December 8.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Club

The December selection is The Gift, by Cecelia Ahern. The group will meet on December 21 at 6:30 PM for discussion. All are welcome to join!

If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be?

New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern spins a witty, warm, and wise modern-day fable of love, regret, hope, and second chances.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This Week in the Library

  • Monday 11/14, 6:00-8:00 PM - Knot Only Knitters
  • Tuesday 11/15, 7:00 PM - Board of Trustees meeting. Community is welcome.
  • Wednesday 11/16, 10:15-11:00 AM- Preschool Storytime, "We are Thankful"
  • Wednesday, 11/16, 6:30 PM - November Book Club Discussion
tree of gratitude
Visit the library to share what you are thankful for by writing on a slip of paper and adding it to our community display.

  • Angel Tree tags will be available next week.
  • December Book Club selection is The Gift, by Cecelia Ahern

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Knot Only Knitters

The library knitting group will now be gathering on MONDAYS from 6:00-8:00 PM. All are welcome to attend. 

You don't have to be a knitter to join. Bring whatever project you are working on whether it's crochet, cross-stitch, etc...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Halloween Storytime with Mrs. Blue

Friday, October 28, 2011

November Book Club

The book club will meet on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick.
All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Book & Pie Sale

Please support our annual book and pie sale to benefit the Marion Friends of the Library.

 Friday, October 21 

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


 Saturday, October 22 

9:00 AM - Noon

  • Volunteers are needed to work a short shift at the book sale and/or to bake.  Visit the library, call 926-4933 or email to learn more about volunteering.

  • This is the major fundraiser for the group, which provides funding for the library’s annual summer reading program.

  • We are currently accepting donations of books in very good condition for the sale.  Please, no encyclopedias, old text books or outdated reference materials. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Creepy Stuff for Teens

Do you love a good fright? What are some of your favorite scary books to read?

You might like:
Bad Girls Don’t Die Katie Alendar 
Once upon a time, a child was mocked to a violent, sad death. Now, it seeks revenge!

Clay David Almond
A clay statue can’t REALLY come to life and kill…unless its creator wills it...

Thirsty M.T. Anderson
From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him. Can he keep humanity?

In the Forests of the Night Amelia Atwater-Rhoades
“I was transformed into what I am against my will.” Risika is 17. She has been since 1684.

The Seer of Shadows Avi
It’s New York City, 1872, and Horace sees dead people—in his photographs.

Coraline Neil Gaiman
Coraline discovers a mirror world that appears to improve upon her normal world. But her new parents do seem a bit odd...

Carrie Stephen King
Carrie is an alienated teenager gifted with some interesting psychic powers. And you thought YOUR prom was a nightmare!

Blood Ninja Nick Lake
A young samurai vampire must combat the horrors of the ninja vampires who decapitated his father (yes, really).

Monster’s Proof Richard Lewis
Math is a horrific enough subject for most people, but it’s even worse when it can create evil beings and rain chaos on the world!

The Restless Dead Deborah Noyes
Afraid of undead creatures? These ten stories by well-known authors tell you why you should be!

Killing Britney Sean Olin
Ever since Britney became the most popular girl at school, her life has been touched by tragedy. And the strange deaths continue...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth [Series] Carrie Ryan
In Mary’s world, there are two types of people—humans, and the flesh-eating undead.

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
18 terrifying tales by the classic master of horror. The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and more!

Visit the library to find a new favorite or browse our online catalog and reserve something for yourself using your library card and pin numbers. Unsure of your pin? Call 926-4933. We can help.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Go, Marion Black Knights!

Good luck, MCS athletes! Enjoy the homecoming festivities, everyone and have fun and safe weekend. 

 The library will be OPEN on Monday, Oct. 10 for Columbus Day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Book Club

All are welcome.

October 19            6:30 PM         A Stolen Life: A Memoir, by Jaycee Dugard

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.
For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.
A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Public Library Books for Kindle

Use you library card and try owwl2go. The first time that you check out materials, you will be provided with instructions to download the software that you need.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Storytime Begins

This fall we are offering two storytime programs.

Our new program begins Monday, 9/26 at 11:00 AM for moms and babies 0-2.5 years of age.

Storytime for children 2.5 - 5 years of age will begin Wednesday, 9/28 at 10:15 AM.

For more details select the storytime tab above.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

You Can Help!

Drop off school supply donations to benefit flood victims.

Pam Wolfanger is heading up a campaign to collect school supplies for the devastated Middleburgh school district. Looking to collect pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, looseleaf paper, crayons, markers, etc. Anyone wanting to donate $$, she will shop for supplies. She plans to go to Middleburgh with supplies early next week

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Book Club

The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake

Book club discussion will be September 21 at  6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend!       

Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Bye, Summer!

The library will be closed on
Saturday, September 3
Monday, September 5 
in honor of Labor Day.

Storytime registration has begun.
Knitting group meets each Wednesday in the library - 6:00 PM. 
September Book Club - Wednesday, September 21 - 6:30 PM

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dress A Girl Around the World

One of our summer reading activities was a sew-along, where people gathered one evening to join the efforts of  Hope 4 Women International. It was inspirational to see the creativity and generosity of our patrons as they stitched together dress, after beautiful dress. The process was fun too! I learned how to make a dress and even mastered (sort of) the use double-fold bias tape! Thank you to Linda Booth, Priscilla Flack, Jean Lemmon, and Shari Whitney for jumping right into this project.      

Dresses are currently on display in the library. 

All finished dresses will be collected this week and shipped out the first week of September. This is a quick and easy sewing project and we encourage you to participate by sewing at home and bringing your finished projects to the library.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fall Storytime

We are looking forward to our fall programs! To register your child please call, visit the library or email For more information select the storytime tab above.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Book Club

Join the book club this Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 PM to discuss Terry Pratchett's Nation.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Reading, Week V

This week we are excited to present Didgeridoo Down Under!
Click on image for information.
Join us Monday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 PM in the community room for FREE family entertainment!

This week's events:
This is the last week to enter for or Friday prize drawings for all ages. You may enter your name each time you visit the library.
  • Monday, Aug. 1 - Didgeridoo Down Under, 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Aug. Dress A Girl Around the World, 7:00 PM - For more information about this special project, click here or select the events tab above.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3 - LAST PJ Storytime, 7:00-7:30 PM 
                                          Knot Only Knitters, 6:30-8:30 PM  All are welcome.

  • Thursday, Aug. 4 - TEEN Movie Day - Boy In the Striped Pajamas (pg13),  2:30-4:00 PM
  • Friday, Aug. 5 - Lego Day  2:30-4:00 PM

coming next week:
Join the monthly book club!

Book Club Discussion  Nation, by Terry Pratchett
August 10         6:30 PM

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Summer Reading, Week IV

    Summer Reading is not just for kids. Join us Monday evening for a wine tasting presented by Young Sommer Winery.

    This week's events:
    • Monday, July 25 - WineTasting, 7:00 PM - $3 per person donation requested to benefit the Friends of the Library.
    • Tuesday, July 19 - Craft-N-Snack, 2:30-4:00 PM
      Visiting China: Panda Bear Puppets!  This is an open house style program. Parents, please stay as this is a quick come and go project.
    • Wednesday, July 20 - PJ Storytime, 7:00-7:30 PM 
                                              Knot Only Knitters, 6:30-8:30 PM  All are welcome.
    • Friday, July 22 - Movie Day - Madagascar (pg),  2:30-4:00 PM

    Next week, Monday Aug 1 at 7:00 PM the Marion Library proudly presents Didgeridoo Down Under!

      Monday, July 18, 2011

      Summer Reading, Week III

      Keep cool in the library! Play along with our interactive, community board and mark the places you have "been" while reading.

      This week's events:
      • Tuesday, July 19 - Craft-N-Snack, 2:30-4:00 PM (open house style - parents, please stay)
      • Wednesday, July 20 - PJ Storytime, 7:00-7:30 PM 
                                                Knot Only Knitters, 6:30-8:30 PM  All are welcome.
      • Thursday, July 21 - FREE ZUMBA for adults, 10:30-11:30 AM  Please sign up in advance.
      • Friday, July 22 - Teen Movie Day: Karate Kid (pg), 2:30-4:00 PM

      Monday, July 11, 2011

      Summer Reading, Week II

      • Monday, July 11 - Stamping & Card Making for adults, 6:30 PM (class is currently full)
      • Tuesday, July 12 - Craft-N-Snack, 2:30-4:00 PM (open house style)
      • Wednesday, July 13 - PJ Storytime, 7:00-7:30 PM
      • Friday, July 15 - Lego Day, 2:30-4:00 PM
      For program descriptions and information about upcoming summer reading programs for all ages select the "events" tab above.

      Congratulations to last week's prize winners! Remember to enter our drawing each time you visit the library. There will be more prizes on Friday.

      Tuesday, July 5, 2011

      Summer Reading Begins

      The BOOK CLUB will meet for discussion on
      Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 PM.

      Aloha, kids! Join us this week in the community room for popcorn and a movie.

      We will be showing Disney's Lilo & Stitch (rated G)
      Friday, July 8 at 2:30

      Start counting the books you are reading - reporting starts July 5! Receive a reading log and stickers when you visit the library.

      Weekly prize drawings begin this Friday. Enter to win with each visit (all ages).

      Thursday, June 30, 2011

      Independence Day Closings

      The library will be closed

      Saturday, July 2
      Monday July 4.

      Tuesday, June 28, 2011

      Sign Up For Summer Reading 2011

      One World, Many Stories

      Sign ups will continue through July 1. 

      Children will receive a bag with goodies and have their picture taken for our display of summer readers in the library.

      This summer Marion Elementary students with library cards may use our  public access computers to take AR tests for school and will receive a treat for each test taken. 

      For more information about summer reading events click --> HERE<--.

      Monday, June 20, 2011

      Books & Bites

      Celebrate summer with a year-end Books & Bites meeting for kids!*

      Thursday, June 23
      3:00-4:00 PM

      *Please sign up in advance.

      Wednesday, June 1, 2011

      Summer Reading Programs

      Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is within reach!

      Sign ups for our annual summer reading programs will be June 22-July 1. We have lots of fun activities planned for all ages, with prize drawings each week. Each child who signs up will receive a goody bag and have their picture taken for display.

      Young readers will be encouraged to explore places all over the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe, in the books and stories recommended for this group.

      Click here for suggested picture books.
      Click here for suggested elementary books.

      Click here for suggested tween books.
      click here for suggested teen books.

      Summer reading... not just for kids! Stay tuned for programs for adults and visit the library to enter weekly prize drawings. Participate in our adult program, Novel Destinations, and travel around the world by reading novels that take place in foreign lands.
      Click here for a suggested reading list for adults.

      Thursday, May 26, 2011

      Memorial Day Weekend

      The library will be closed 
      Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30, 2011
      in honor of Memorial Day.

      Monday, May 23, 2011

      Looking Good

      Thank you to those who volunteered this Saturday for our annual spring clean up of the library grounds, with special recognition to the Marion Lions Club, Marion Cub Scouts and our Friends of the Library. Everything looks beautiful and we are ready for summer! Your support of the library is greatly appreciated.

      Wednesday, May 4, 2011

      Spring Clean-Up

      Saturday, May 21
      9:00 AM


      Many hands make light work. Please volunteer for a quick, outdoor spruce up of the library.

      Friday, April 29, 2011

      Royal Wedding Fever

       Well, did you watch?! Wasn't her dress beautiful? I just love a good wedding...

      If you have been bitten by the royal bug you may like these new books:

      Kate - Describes the life of Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William of Great Britain, traces her family lineage from a mining village in Durham to the upper echelons of British society.

      William and Kate : a royal love story - The story of the romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton as told by #1 "New York Times" author of "The Day Diana Died, " Christopher Andersen.

      William and Harry - Drawing on her unique set of contacts Katie Nicholl recounts the royal brothers' extraordinary lives and reveals William and Harry's real characters as they become front line soldiers and modern princes. Over her eight years as a journalist, Katie has infiltrated the princes' inner circle, enabling her to break scoop after scoop in her column. But she has kept the true story for this revealing dual biography.