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.
Do you want to write the story of your life – even part of it – yet have no idea where to start?
Author and former radio host Bekah Shaffer will lead a series of writing classes, giving aspiring writers the tools to break down overwhelming ideas into manageable parts. Each class covers a specific aspect of the writing process, with detailed exercises to encourage participants to start their stories.
Classes are 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month: June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6.
Each workshop is $10, or $40 for all five if paid in advance. Sign up at the Reference Desk. Learn more about author Bekah Shaffer.
Take free classes for fun and your career
Universal Class offers more than 500 online classes, both self-paced and instructor-led. Some offer career and computer skills. Others courses help with personal development, including self-improvement, arts and crafts skills, cooking, personal finance.
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.
See Library’s information on Indiana Gateway
Indiana public libraries – like schools, townships, cities, counties – are funded by taxpayers. Libraries specifically get money from property taxes within specific library districts. In Marion Public Library’s case, that money comes from taxable properties within the city of Marion.
Gateway posts information about taxpayer-funded entities in Indiana. You can find out more about where MPL gets its money, how it spends it, and other information. Fill in Marion Public Library into the field and out more about how the library puts your taxes to work.
You can also fill in the names of other tax entities in Indiana.