Library hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed. The Indiana History & Genealogy Room is open by appointment. Please call 668-2900, ext. 1153 or 1154 or sign up on the library website www.marion.lib.in.us Curbside service is available during open hours. WiFi extends into the library parking lot 24/7.

The Library will be open on Monday, January 18 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We have a display on the 2nd floor in honor of Dr. King. The Children’s/Youth Services department has a display of books on Dr. King as well as Book kits that were created as part of the Library’s Advancing Racial Equity grant from Indiana Humanities. The Children’s department also has Dr. Martin Luther King Activity bags as well as coloring and activity sheets.

Masks are now required for library patrons as per Executive Order of the Governor and the Marion Public Library Board. Please Mask-up, social distance, and stay safe when you visit. Masks are available at public desks by request. If you cannot wear a mask, please consider using our Curbside service.

Programming:

Genealogy Program. Thursday, January 28, 2021. 6:30 p.m. This will be a sharing program for genealogists through Zoom. Register online at www.marion.lib.in.us

SMART art video. Wednesday, January 20. Virtual

Happy Hour Virtual Trivia. Tuesday, January 26 @ 4:30 p.m.

STEAM Festival. Saturdays, January 23 and 30. This year the Festival will be virtual. Sign up on Facebook and pick up your STEAM-to-go kits the week before.

Virtual children’s programming:

Book Looks with Mrs. Ami – FB page – each Thursday

Pop-up Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Marion Public Library & Museum. Great books at low prices. Across from the Circulation Desk on the Main Floor.

Due to COVID, the Library’s Meeting Rooms will not be available from now through January when the situation will be reevaluated. Patrons are urged to grab and go and not linger long @ the library. Curbside is available for patrons during each day.

Have you tried our Curbside service? You should. Just call us and ask for a book or books – we can make suggestions. This service is for adults and children alike.

Do you have a Reference question or a Genealogy question? Just call the library at 668-2900 – we would love to hear from you.

Do you use Hoopla or Overdrive to listen to books or music or read magazines – call the library and we’ll tell you all about it.

Library hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We ask the following of our patrons:

Please don’t come if you are sick, have virus symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus.

Please wear a mask and prepare to social distance within the building.

We will limit the number of people in the building and ask that people grab and go. Librarians can assist you in your selections. Seating will not be available.

Visit our January displays:

The Connector display case features New Years’ Resolutions for 2021.

There is a display of Delta lanterns from our Museum on the second floor of the Library.

Indiana History & Genealogy: This department is open on weekdays for appointments only. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call 765-668-2900, ext. 1154 to make an appointment. The Museum is currently closed.

Virtual Children’s Programming

Book Looks with Mrs. Ami – FB page – each Thursday

Curbside service will continue:

All curbside pickups must be scheduled in advance between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The outside drop box is now available and open 24 hours for returns. All returned items will be exempt from fines during this period.

Curbside pickup: Patrons can request materials by placing holds online as usual or they may phone in requests. Called in requests will be limited to 5 items. Once items are available, a librarian will call and schedule a pickup time.

All pickups will be at our Washington Street entrance. Patrons will pop trunk and staff will place items inside. Staff will be wearing masks and there will be no contact.

All materials returned will be quarantined for 72 hours. After this time period, they will be wiped off and checked in.

Computer use by appointment: If you would like to use a computer, please make an appointment by calling the Reference/Adult Services desk at 668-2900, ext. 1126. Computer time is limited to 1 hour unless special arrangements are made. Masks required.

Museum: The Museum is currently closed to the public.

Ask a Librarian:

Call the library at 765-668-2900 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with your questions (reference, genealogy, circulation, children’s) – we are here for you.

Interlibrary Loan:

The form is online or call 765-668-2900, ext. 1126. You can request up to two books (audiovisual materials are not available for request at this time).

Virtual services:

Our online services still continue. Our website is www.marion.lib.in.us and you can find us on Facebook at Marion Public Library (Indiana). Look for more virtual programs like storytimes, genealogy, etc.

For more information, call the library at 668-2900, ext. 1101.

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