Annual Garden Tour

June 27, 2015
8:30 amto1:00 pm

Hanging BasketsAnnual Garden Tour Fundraiser

Save the date for Saturday, June 27
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets are $5.00 at the library.
 Gardens on the tour this year include:
Pam & Les Byer
Elaine & Gary Ewert
Janelle & Roger Holter
Lori & Duane Kirkpatrick
Julie & Dwight Nelson’s Copper Shed
*Ticket includes refreshments at the library.


Summer Matinee Movies

Bark-Ranger movie Dog who saved summer My dads a soccer mom movieThunder and the house of magic movie

Summer Movie Matinees

We will be showing movies at 2:30 Wednesday afternoons starting July 1.

July 1: The Dog Who Saved Summer    Rated PG; 89 min
July 8: Thunder & the House of Magic    Rated PG; 87 min
July 15: Bark Ranger      Rated PG; 90 min.                          
July 22: My Dad’s a Soccer Mom     Rated PG ; 90 min
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult! And please bring a pillow to sit on.


Brian Wendling Program

July 16, 2015
10:00 amto11:00 am

BrIan WendlingBrian Wendling Juggling! Comedy! Energy!




His personable style and incredible range

of juggling skills create special moments that

                                        every audience will remember.


                            MARION COMMUNITY CENTER BALLROOM

                           THURSDAY, JULY 16,10:00 A.M.

                           FREE ADMISSION !!!     EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!

                       Sponsored by Tampa State Bank and Marion City Library


Summer Reading Program

June 15, 2015 10:00 amtoJuly 17, 2015 5:00 pm

The Summer Reading Program runs

June 15 through July 17

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has A Story”.

The program is designed for children who have completed K through 8th grades. As the children reach their reading goals they will be rewarded with small prizes and a large sense of accomplishment! Preschool children can receive prizes also by having their parents or older siblings read to them. Summer is a great time for students to enhance their skills in literacy. Research indicates that students who do not read during the summer actually experience a loss in their reading ability over the three months. But children who continue to read throughout the summer actually make gains in their reading ability. Parents and guardians can help children sustain ( and even bolster) reading skills, strengthen vocabulary and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment. Tips to make summer reading enjoyable for your elementary-age children follows:

  • Read aloud together with your child every day. Make it fun by reading outdoors— on the front steps, patio, or at the park. Read to your child and let your child read to you.
  • Set a good example! Keep a variety of reading materials around the house. Turn off the TV and have family reading time .
  • Let kids choose what they want to read. Parents should be involved in book selection, taking into account that books vary in reading and maturity levels.
  • Take your children to the library regularly.


The Library Is On Facebook

For all you Facebook users, you can now follow the news from the library! We will be posting upcoming events and new books and movies that have arrived. Just look for Marion City Library.

Talking Books

Do you know anyone who would benefit from the Talking Books program?

Talking Books is a program run by the state. Any Kansas citizen that is certified as print impaired due to a visual or physical condition may apply for Talking Books Services. Such conditions may include permanent or temporary blindness, vision loss, physical condition or reading disability. Contact staff to learn more about the service.

Information by email


If you would like to receive emails from the library containing information about upcoming library events, new books, movies, etc., please supply the staff with your email address. Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.

Book Club Meetings

  Come join this lively group the last Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm. Discuss what you’ve been reading or sit back and listen to what they’ve been reading!

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