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765.668.2900

 

600 S. Washington St.

Marion, IN 46953

mpl@marion.lib.in.us

Fax: 765-668-2911

Transportation

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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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community Assistance

Carey Services: Provides care, vocational training, housing, programming for people with disabilities and their families.

Family Services Society: Encourages, empowers, and educates individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life.

Food Pantries: Lists location, hours, and contact information for food pantries in Marion.

Grant County Rescue Mission: Homeless shelter for men, women, and children. It offers meals, clothing, addiction-recovery programs, and transitional housing. It also runs thrift shops that support its programs. 

INCAA: Indiana Community Action Association (formerly Action Inc.) provides temporary assistance with utilities for those who qualify.

St. Martin Community Center: Has meals programs, food pantry, summer food program for children, thrift store.

Salvation Army: Offers emergency assistance, offers disaster relief, youth programs, and more.

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a state program that provides cash assistance and supportive services for families with children under 18.

Township Trustees: Contact information for all trustees in Grant County. Trustees provide aid to individuals and families, maintain cemeteries and other facilities in the township.

WIC: Online eligibility application for Women, Infants and Children. The program provides vouchers for nutritious foods. Those eligible are children up to age 5, and women who are pregnant, recently gave birth, or are breastfeeding. Office is at 325 E. 2nd St.

Economy & Jobs

Grant County Economic Growth Council: Agency works to support and attract businesses, encourage entrepreneurship, boost development, and build and sustain a vital workforce through education.  

Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce: Local chapter focuses on Grant County’s business community, providing support, networking opportunities, educational outreach, and advocacy.

Vocational Rehabilitation:  Counselors assess disabled individuals’ strengths and help clients find jobs. The local Area 10 office serves Grant, Huntington, Wabash counties and is at 840 N. Miller Ave. Phone: 765-662-9961.

Work One: The state employment program aims to hone individuals’ work skills, and match workers with employers. Grant County’s office at 850 N. Miller Ave. is in the Northeast Indiana Works region. Phone: (765) 668-8911

Government Links

City of Marion: Official website

Government offices: Contact information for government offices from local to federal levels.

Grant County: Official website

Indiana: Official website

Township Trustees: Contact information for all trustees in Grant County. Trustees provide aid to individuals and families, maintain cemeteries and other facilities in the township.

Housing & Transportation

Affordable Housing & Community Development Authority: Offers assistance in locating affordable housing, as well as counsels clients in buying and keeping their homes.

Bureau of Motor Vehicles: Find out how to get a driver's license, view vehicle titles, see your driving record, find BMV offices, and more.

Driver practice test: Get free practice tests for an Indiana driver's license.

Lifestream Transportation: Service provides transportation in Grant County for people ages 60 and up on a donation basis.

Marion City Bus: Learn about the City of Marion's transportation service.

Marion Housing Authority: Provides safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities.

Schools: In Marion

Marion Community Schools: Public system in Marion.

Early Head Start: Free program for children under 3 with disabilities, as well as those who meet Head Start income guidelines.

 

Kinwell Academy: Private alternative school

Little Giants Preschool: Preschool program within Marion Community Schools

St. Paul Catholic School: Catholic elementary

Schools: In Grant County

Eastbrook Community Schools: Public system in eastern Grant County

Kings Academy: Private Christian school in Jonesboro

Lakeview Christian School: Private Christian school just south of Marion

Madison-Grant United School Corporation: Public system in southern Grant and northern Madison counties

Mississinewa Community Schools: Public system serving Gas City and Jonesboro

Oak Hill United Schools Corporation: Public system serving western Grant County

Tourism & Entertainment

Community School for the Arts: CSA presents an interdisciplinary arts program in dance, performing arts, visual, culinary, and more. CSA Arts Academy serves students 7th-12th grades and is affiliated with Marion Community Schools.

Fairmount Historical Museum: Local history, including exhibits from famous residents James Dean, Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis, artist Olive Rush. 

Garfield Trail: The cartoon cat is the creation of Fairmount’s Jim Davis. Statues of the lasagna-loving feline have popped up all over Grant County, including one at MPL. Follow the Garfield Trail to see all of the cats up close.

Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau: Information about Marion and Grant County, and includes tourist attractions, festivals and events, meeting sites, shopping, dining, and more. You'll find a list of museums.

Hostess House: Samuel Plato designed this house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop by for lunch, visit shops, or rent for special occasions.

James Dean sites: The ‘50s actor and icon was born Feb. 8, 1931 in Marion and grew up in Fairmount. Dean died in a car crash Sept. 30, 1955. Fans flocked to Fairmount for his funeral and have been visiting ever since. Specific attractions with websites include the Fairmount Historical Museum and the James Dean Gallery. Other sites include his birthplace memorial and his mother's resting place in Grant Memorial Park, both in Marion; his final resting place in Park Cemetery, James Dean Memorial Park downtown, and the sites from Dean's final visit with photographer Dennis Stock, all in Fairmount.

Marion Civic Theatre: View the show schedule, find times and ticket prices, buy tickets, learn about auditions and crew opportunities, and more.

Marion Philharmonic Orchestra: Learn about upcoming concerts and ticket information for Marion's professional orchestra.

Marion Public Library Museum: Preserves the history of Marion and Grant County through exhibits and artifacts. The building is housed in the Carnegie Building, which housed MPL from 1902-1991.

Mississinewa 1812: Learn about the largest War of 1812 living-history event in the United States. Festival is in October in Grant County.

The Quilters Hall of Fame: Founded in 1979, the Quilters Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. It offers workshops, exhibits, events, and more. It is in the historic home of famous quilter Marie Webster.

Splash House: Enjoy a wave pool, water slides, a lazy river, and more every summer. 

Local History & Information

Grant County Historical Society: Learn about the work the Historical Society does to promote local history, as well as when it meets and its officers.

Local weather: Find out the local weather forecast through Intellicast and Weather Underground.

WikiMarion: A site devoted to the history of Marion, Indiana, and surrounding areas, as written by stents from Marion High School.