Welcome to the Marion Public Library!
For over 100 years, we have been a part of this community, proudly serving the citizens of Marion, Indiana. Whether you’re here for books, DVDs, research assistance, internet access, or a spot to meet, you’ve come to the right place.
Got game? MPL has titles for XBoxOne and PS4
You’ll need an adult library card (not a reach – the average gamer is 35), and you can check out one game for seven days. Be sure you thank Psi Iota Xi for the grant to launch the collection.
Fun fact: The gaming industry made $23.5 billion in 2016 – more than the movie and music industries. (Source: NASDAQ)
Bring donations for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma relief
Team Rubicon, a local veterans group, has organized a supply drive for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The group challenges Grant County residents to donate enough supplies to fill a semi. The drive also will accept monetary donations. Somebody Cares International, founded in Houston, will make sure donations get to people who need them.
What to donate: Bug spray, paper towels, toilet paper, batteries, cleaning supplies, laundry soup, Lysol wipes or spray, toothpaste and toothbrushes, bleach, dog and cat food, feminine-hygiene products, hand sanitizer, flashlights, bottled water, baby food, diapers and baby wipes, shampoo, soap, adult diapers, paper plates and cups, zippered bags, trash bags.
MPL joins other drop-off sites at Marion fire stations, Gas City City Hall, and Earthwise Plastics. Hurry – drive ends Tuesday, Sept. 19.
See next year’s proposed budget
It’s time for Indiana’s tax-dollar supported entities to post their proposed budgets for 2018. Find out more about how Marion Public Library plans to spend the money you entrust to us in this proposed budget.
If you haven’t been to Inspire lately, you’re missing out
Inspire is Indiana’s online library. Its databases can help you find test preparation and build your resume in the Gale Testing and Education Center. TeachingBooks.net will lead you to resources about children’s and young adult literature. Indiana Memory and Hoosier State Chronicles will help you explore Indiana’s history. And new to Inspire is Rosetta Stone, which offers instruction in 30 languages. Use your favorite device to access all this and more. Oh yeah, and the price is right for Hoosiers: It’s all free.