Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Please return wrapped angel tree gifts the library no later than Thursday, December 12, 2013.

Movie Day

Friday, December 13
3:00 - 4:45
This 2003 comedy, starring Will Ferrell, is about one of Santa's elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes (rated PG, 95 minutes). Can you GUESS?


LEGO Block Party

Friday, December 20
3:00 - 4:30

The library will be closed

December 24 & 25


December 31 & January 1.

Coming soon...

Community Make-a-Square project

Friday, October 25, 2013


In honor of Veterans Day we would like to display military photos of local service men and women. Please bring photos, which can be returned, of your beloved veterans - whether they depict family members, friends, or yourself - to the library between now and Nov. 9.
We would like the display to contain as many photos as possible --- and from as many eras as possible. So whether it is a person currently serving, or someone in the distant past ---- we want to honor them.
The library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
 The Angel Tree will be in the library starting Monday, November 18, 2013 Angels may be chosen, gifts purchased, wrapped and returned to the Marion Public Library no later than Thursday, December 12, 2013.

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Work In Progress

Visit our new site for current information about the Marion Library.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Closings

We will be closed on Saturday 5/25 and Monday 5/27 in honor of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Baby Signing Time

NEW! Baby & Toddler Signing Time
Infant-3 year-olds
Mondays, May 20 and June 3, 10, 17
Join us for another 4-week program by certified instructor, Lisa Perry, who will offer fun, loving, educational sign language classes to children aged 0 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20, 2013

Show us some love and be entered to win a
$20.00 gift card to the S & L Cafe.
Molly Monkey loves the Marion Public Library.
To enter:
  1. Take a picture of yourself, your children or pet with your Marion Library card. Don't have a library card? Get one. They're FREE.
  2. Upload image to Facebook between now and 4/20/2013.
    * If you do not have a Facebook account you can email your image to
  3. Post your image to the Marion Public Library page and be sure to "Like" us!
  4. We will draw a random winner from all participants on 4/22/2013.
 *Email pictures with the understanding that we may share images for library promotion purposes.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Programs For Children

Select the storytime tab above to view our schedule for weekly children's programs.

New this month - Baby Signing Time. Preregistration for this program is strongly encouraged. Join us for a 4-week program by certified instructor, Lisa Perry - to offer fun, loving, educational sign language classes to children aged 0 - 36 months and their caregivers. Classes begin Monday April 15.

Call 926-4933

Monday, March 4, 2013

Purse, Scarf & Jewelry Fundraiser

Calling all jewelry lovers, crafters and treasure collectors!
The Marion Friends of the Library group is putting together our second annual sale in the library.
April 19th & 20th during regular library hours.

We are currently seeking donations of used jewelry, scarves and purses in like-new condition. 
Thank you for your support. Last year's sale was a big success, with many treasures to be found. Details and dates for this year's fundraiser coming soon.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Garden Tasks Program

Wednesday, March 27 - 6:30 PM

Join us for a Cornell University Cooperative Extension presentation by the Master Gardeners of Wayne County. Learn important tasks to get your garden in shape for a great growing season.

Please sign up in advance by visiting the library or calling 926-4933.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Presidents' Day Closing

The library will be closed Monday, February 18th, 2013 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snowy Weather Closing

We will close at 3:30 today due to snow storm.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Blind Date With a Book

      During the entire month of February you can have a mysterious assignation - or as many as you like. If you’re up for a rendezvous, all you have to do is check out one of the books on display. They are all wrapped in gold paper, and you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you check out. Will it be fiction or non-fiction? Funny, informative, entertaining, or heart-breaking?  
     Get to know your date. There will be no uncomfortable questions to answer, no awkward lulls in the conversation, no need to even get out of your PJ's! Sure, you might be disappointed, but you may end up having a great time with something you would otherwise never have ventured to read.
     Each book comes with a ‘Rate Your Blind Date’ slip: if you’re so inclined, you can say whatever you want about it.
     Even if your date turns out to be a dud, (don’t worry; its feelings won’t be hurt), all is not lost! With each slip you return, you can enter a raffle. One lucky Blind Dater will win a prize from Roses in the Hedgerow. You might get lucky; if not in love then perhaps in literature.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Community Make-a-Square Project

Here is our first blanket - all finished!

M A K E   A   D I F F E R E N C E
To benefit residents at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
During January and February, bring your squares to the library.

Knit or crochet an 8 x 8” square. 
Volunteers will join squares together to create colorful, warm, soft twin bed-sized blankets. 

  • Please use soft acrylic yarns or cotton blends for non-allergenic properties and ease of care in washing/drying.
  • Making the squares as consistent in size (8x8”) and weight (worsted yarn) as possible helps volunteers to join the squares quickly and easily into blankets.

  • Get creative: If you know how to knit and/or crochet and enjoy working with different stitches, or a combination of stitches and patterns, then please feel free to be creative with your squares, as long as the finished square measures 8x8”. 

Knitting  instructions

FOR ONE 8" SQUARE, you will need:
  • acrylic worsted weight yarn (approximatley 3.5 oz ball)
  • Size 7 or 8 needles
  • A yarn sewing needle
1. Cast on 30 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares) Check your gauge.
2. Row 1: knit

3. Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square

4. Continue knitting as per these two rows until you have knitted a square

5. To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure or form a triangle by folding one corner of your square over to meet the opposite corner as shown - if all sides are equal - then you have a square!

6. Cast off

7. Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method

Leave 1.25 yards length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.

Crochet instructions

FOR ONE 8" SQUARE, you will need:
  • Acrylic 8 ply, worsted weight yarn (approximatley 3.5 oz ball)
  • Hook Size: J/10 6.00mm
  • Gauge: 11.5 sts x 5.5 rows = 4"
Abbreviations: Ch(s)-chain(s), dc-double crochet, rep-repeat

Row 1. Ch 24, dc in 3rd ch from hook & each ch to end (23 sts including chs), turn.
Row 2. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), dc in each dc across, turn.
Rep last row 11 times. Finish off.

Leave 1.25 yards length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.