Volunteers give $8,000 for robotics programs at Marion Public Library

In 2017, Marion Public Library collaborated with TriRivers/RAMTEC to test out robotics-focused family programming. Those programs ended up being so popular that the library was often overflowing with attendees; many times there simply weren’t enough robot kits to go around. These successful programs drew the attention of the Library’s volunteer and fundraising group, the BookMarks, […]

Community urged to participate in Let’s Read 20’s Read Across America activities

Let’s Read 20, the Marion Public Library, local schools, and other community partners will come together with thousands of others across the country to shine a light on literacy and reading across America. Open a Book. Spread the Word. Make an Impact. This is an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together to impact […]

Campus collects scarves, hats, and gloves to distribute free to the community

A group of Ohio State Marion faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the campus social work club have teamed up to spread love and warmth to Marion as part of the third annual Loving Scarves campaign. Loving Scarves is an initiative to collect and distribute hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to community members in need. […]

Ohio Digital Library adds deaf culture and American Sign Language collection

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the Ohio Digital Library now includes a collection of eBooks and videos about Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL). The collection includes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults and covers many aspects of Deaf culture and ASL including language, history, education and instruction. The […]

“Crazy” murder mystery to benefit library programs

The BookMarks, a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting Marion Public Library, will host their next fundraiser on Saturday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. The Detectives Club Murder Mystery – “Crazy” features a local cast of library lovers who will present an interactive and hilarious mystery theater production. In addition to the entertainment, desserts and beverages […]

Local writers sought for library’s ReadLocal Author Fair

Following the success of the inaugural ReadLocal Author Fair, the Marion Public Library is once again making plans to host the event on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The ReadLocal Author Fair is an opportunity for readers to engage with authors, and highlights the talent in our own hometown. Quickly becoming a signature event for MPL, […]

“The Kite Runner” comes to life on stage at the Marion Palace Theatre

The New York Times bestseller and international classic, THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini, will be brought to life on stage at the historic Marion Palace Theatre on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30pm. The professional theatre company, Literature to Life®, a program of Young Audiences New York, presents a solo performance by Sorab Wadia. […]

Lots of events planned at Marion Public Library in coming months

Marion Public Library will host the following events in the coming months: Rock painting family fun night- painting rocks and hiding them like on social media Aug. 21st @6:30pm Baby box program launch event- Partnership with Marion Public Health to inform public about baby boxes Aug. 22nd @6pm Science!: Slime for kids- make your own […]

Ronald McDonald to perform at Marion Public Library

Ronald McDonald has an upcoming appearance at Marion Public Library where he will focus on his love of books and reading. The event takes place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30 am and is open to the public. In this literacy focused show, titled It’s Book Time!, Ronald will emphasize the importance of finding […]

Columbus Zoo coming to Marion library to help celebrate summer reading

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will visit the Marion Public Library on Saturday, July 29, 2017 starting at 10:00 am to help celebrate the end of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Club. The event will feature a number of animal friends from the zoo as well as many entertaining and educational activities for the whole […]