Library Card Sign-Up Month is Here!

Have you lost your library card? Then we have good news for you! For this month only, replacement cards are half off–only fifty cents! We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by encouraging everyone to get a library card today. Remember, your first card is always free.

 

Do you ever get tired of asking at the desk if you can use the computers? If you have a card, you don’t need to ask! You can just walk on up to any computer and sign on, no need to ask for a pass.

 

Did you know that your library card can access more than just books? Here at the library we also circulate DVDs, cake pans, and games! Your library card will let you check any of these out.

HertiageQuest Now Available

The Marion County Library System is now offering HeritageQuest for all of your genealogy and local history needs.

Want to log on? Simply access the sight from our website (marioncountylibrary.org) at any of the Marion County Libraries!

Already in the library? Just click the HeritageQuest Online Quick Tips picture below to get started.

Meet the Author: Daniel Wallace!

With the help of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Historic Marion Revitalization Association, and the City of Marion, the Marion County Library System is hosting a speaking engagement with author Daniel Wallace.

The program will take place August 2nd at the Marion Opera House. Wallace will be discussing his book Big Fish: A novel of mythic proportions and how it relates to the film and Broadway adaptations.

All ages are welcome and there will be a book signing to follow!

 

Summer Reading 2019 is almost here!

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Marion County Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during their summer reading program. With one to three programs a day at each of our branches this summer, adults and children will have a lot of exciting space– and Marion County–themed activities to choose from as they explore their love of reading and the universe of stories that begins in their very own county.

Activities will include space-themed crafts, games, reading, community engagement, movies, special programs, and more! All programs and activities are free of charge. Registration for “A Universe of Stories” begins on June 3, 2019. For more information, check our events calendar at www.marioncountylibrary.org/events, call 843-423-8300, or click here.

Grace’s Little Red Wagon (and Why We Still Need Libraries) by Dr. Paul DeMarco

In the Wednesday, May 30th edition of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise newspaper, there was an opinion piece called “Grace’s Little Red Wagon (and Why We Still Need Libraries)” by Dr. Paul DeMarco.
 
As the Marion County Public Library’s 115th birthday is quickly approaching, this is a very timely piece and he does an excellent job of highlighting why libraries are still important.
 
Thank you Marion County for standing with our library and making it more than a century-long success!
If you would like to read Dr. DeMarco’s article in person, please stop by any of the Marion County Library branches.

Featured Resource: AtoZ World Culture

Travel the world and explore cultures without leaving town with AtoZ World Culture, our newest database! This database is loaded with beautiful photography that complements the wealth of of information you’ll find.

It’s so easy to learn about another country and culture – click on the name of the country you want to learn more about and you will automatically be taken to a cultural overview for that country. If you want more details, select options like Holidays and Festivals, Food and Recipes, or Historic Famous People.

Featured Resource: TumbleBooks

The TumbleBook Library collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning. Thanks to funding by SC Discus, we now have access to the premium content in Tumblebooks. Stop by any branch to get your library card and learn how to access this incredible resource.