What we have

MPL carries a wide range of materials for children and schools.


Our book collections include:


  • Board books

  • Beginning to read

  • Picture 

  • Easy

  • Fiction

  • Nonfiction

  • Graphic novel

  • Spanish


Our specialized materials include:


  • Magazines

  • Read-alongs

  • Audiobooks

  • Music CDs

  • Stories-to-Go kits - themed books, read-alongs, movies, and more in clear backpacks

Don't forget our digital offerings:

  • TumbleBooks

  • Overdrive

  • Libby

  • Hoopla


Also, the library's DVD collection includes favorite movies and television shows. It's just on the way out from the Children's Room.

Reader advisory

Need help finding what your children might enjoy? Ask one of our librarians. We can help find that next beloved book or series, and we can share our favorite tools to help your children discover on their own. 


And when it's time to transition to Young Adult, librarians can guide you to books and series in similar genres. They'll find these books and audiobooks in our Teen Room.


Reach us



600 S. Washington St.

Marion, IN 46953

Fax: 765-668-2911


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Indiana History & Museum

Indiana History: Open to the public by appointment only: Sign up in the box to the right under Schedule now.

Librarians available by phone

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Requests may be made by phone or by form

Museum: Closed

Free parking in the lot behind the library & on the streets surrounding the library. (Remember that Washington, 7th, Boots, and 6th streets are one-way, as is the MPL drive off of 6th Street.)


Sheltered bus stop on Washington St.


Bike racks in front & back;

a limited number of locks available

for checkout from the Circulation Desk. 

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