My First Library Card

My first Libaray Card

The "My First Library Card" program furthers our support for community-wide early literacy initiatives, like Let's Read 20.  We believe every child in Marion County needs a library card, and we want to make it known that It's Never Too Early To Get a Library Card!  

What makes this card so special?

  • No Late Fees on any materials
  • For use in checking out items exclusively from our Kids Area
  • All children under the age of 6 will receive this library card designation
  • 30 items may be checked out at any time

What do you need to sign your child up for their "My First Library Card"?

  • your little one
  • your valid photo ID
  • proof of address if the address listed on your photo ID is not current
  • Stop by MPL or download a library card Application.

The Let's Read 20 literacy initiative is building a community of readers by encouraging everyone to read to a child at least 20 minutes each and every day starting at birth through elementary school. Visit for read-to-me videos, reading logs, reading resources, and more. 

Marion Public Library says THANK YOU! to Marion Noon Kiwanis and Marion Rotary Club for their ongoing support over the years. Our community partners are invaluable to the continuation of great programs that make a difference in the community.

THANK YOU! to the Marion Community Foundation for their grant from the Wopat Community Fund to make the initial literacy program possible.