June 2022

5/27/22, 10:15 AM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/9d72969b-b0d7-4291-94f2-8735c97ecd63 1/6 June 2022 OUR MISSION: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Click here to place your online reserves Director's Note Gary Branson, Executive Director Community partners in literacy initiative. We became the Marion County partner in the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library in April of 2020. If you aren't familiar with the program, it insures an age-appropriate book is sent each month from The Dolly Parton Imagination Library to children age 0-5 registered in the program for free. Currently, the State of Ohio covers half of the cost it takes to process and mail the books to children. Marion Public Library works to find community partners to cover the other half of the cost. We can only continue to grow the number of children registered with donations to the fund that pays Marion County's half of the processing and mailing. Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and counts toward one more book in the hands of a child. With the help of these MAJOR contributors we are building our Marion Community Foundation fund to support the growing number of registrations. In Marion County, 47% of all children who are eligible for the program are registered and we are working to add more daily. Thank you to these MAJOR contributors: Dr. Dalsukh A. and Dr. lla Madia Anonymous Marion Rotary Club members 100 Women Who Care members Marion Dayspring Wesleyan Church Patricia Anne Chapman Ray & Charlotte Baldauf Fund United Way of North Central Ohio, Inc. Mid Ohio Energy Cooperative Community Fund Marion Junior Service Guild Molly & Larry Geissler POET Never Satisfied Grant American Legion Club #162 Stephen J. Chaney Post 7201 Roger and Janice Vanover American Legion Harold L. Bradley Post 584

5/27/22, 10:15 AM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/9d72969b-b0d7-4291-94f2-8735c97ecd63 2/6 Members of the American Legion Post #162 stopped by Marion Public Library to present a check to be used toward the continuing success of Marion's Imagination Library program. FREE AUTHOR PROGRAM Robert Jones, Jr and Jasmine Guillory Juneteenth Celebration Friday, June 17 We are connecting authors with the community to share cultural differences through the common practice of reading. Come check out a book or two to prepare for the Juneteenth Celebration where we are hosting two acclaimed authors in one night at your Library! Join us at 6pm for mingling, 7pm for the program, and 8pm for the book signing. Books by the authors will be available for purchase. This event is supplemented by a grant from Marion Community Foundation. Ohio Legal Help for all Ohioans Ohio Legal Help allows all Ohioans find plain language legal information, interactive forms/legal documents, and connections to local legal and community resources. The intuitive website guides you through a variety of legal topics including power of attorney, eviction, foreclosure, child custody, divorce, bankruptcy, and more. All information is reviewed by expert private and legal aid lawyers. Check out Ohio Legal Help to better understand legal options and find legal resources. Access from anywhere at https://www.marionlibrary.org/index.php/dbases/o. Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: June 7 @ 6pm Razorblade Tears: A Novel by S. A. Cosby NONFICTION: June 21 @ 6pm How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones Click to see the full 2022 Book Discussions List Summer Reading Fun is HERE!!! Marion Public Library and Let’s Read 20 team up to present Summer Reading Fun. This programing encourages kids to continue reading and participating in mentally stimulating activities in their time away from school. Libraries have hosted these programs for decades to combat the "Learning Slide", which describes a loss of educational gains made during the school year.

5/27/22, 10:15 AM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/9d72969b-b0d7-4291-94f2-8735c97ecd63 3/6 This year’s Oceans of Possibilities activities kick off June 1 with a Dr. Whiz Bang Science Show starting at 4pm. The summer planning includes a great mix of engaging hands-on crafts, different age level writing activities, Internet Safety with Marion City Police, storytimes, Armstrong Air & Space program, Digeridoo Down Under show, Swoop’s Pirate Birthday Party, and a finale magic show, July 30 with Rory Rennick. A full list of event details have been shared on the Library website and calendar. Visit MarionLibrary.org/SRP for specific dates and times. The summer fun features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer. Engaging literacy activity and reading log sheets can be downloaded or picked up at Marion Public Library. LR20 books and assorted prizes will be awarded for up to two completed activity sheets. Thousands of reading hours have been logged in previous summers and this year it is even more important to continue literacy engagement. A list of all events can be found at https://www.marionlibrary.org/SRP Check our website CALENDAR for all of these program details: JUNE Summer Reading Fun KickOff Dr. Whiz Bang Science Show! -- June 1, 4pm A full list of events can be found at the Summer Reading Fun page. Storytimes -- June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 -- 10am & 11am Internet safety With Marion City Police -- June 6, 7, 13, 14 -- 10am different days for different grade levels Beginners Dance with Susanne Harris -- June 6, 13 -- 5:30pm Teen DIY Bath Bombs! -- June 7 -- 2pm Fiction Book Discussion -- June 7 -- 6pm Adventure Authors (age 6-9) - June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 -- 10am Kids Write! (age 10-13) -- June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 -- 11am Books In Focus -- June 14 -- 3pm Create with Kristin - Folded Book Art -- June 14 -- 5:30pm registration required Juneteenth Celebration Author Visit -- June 17 -- 6pm LIBRARY CLOSED -- June 20 -- Celebrate Juneteenth Nonfiction Book Discussion -- June 21 -- 6:00pm Digeridoo Down Under Show - Oceanography Down Under -- June 25 -- 1:30pm Book Show and Tell -- June 28 - 3pm

5/27/22, 10:15 AM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/9d72969b-b0d7-4291-94f2-8735c97ecd63 4/6 LIBRARY CLOSED -- July 4 -- Celebrate Independence Day! MPL is a site for the Summer Food Service. We'll have some book walks around the building periodically throughout the summer. Let's talk books. Our June Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We highlight a few books from the lists of FICTION and NONFICTION coming soon to our collection. Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of June. June Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video New titles for younger readers - Browse Teens Check out a full list and when they may be available. Please remember you can always place a reserve if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out.

5/27/22, 10:15 AM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/9d72969b-b0d7-4291-94f2-8735c97ecd63 5/6 Another Community Partner... Do you have trouble reading the small words in a book? Have you tried the large print versions or even audio books? Marion County Council on Aging has supported these collections through their grants to be used for services or projects that benefit Marion County residents age 60 and older. Large print and audio books are primarily used by individuals who like the bigger text or have a problem with their eyesight or prefer listening to a book. We thank Marion County Council on Aging for their support. BookMarket to offer Saturday hours. The BookMarks BookMarket is open regular hours again and they are looking to add one Saturday a month to the schedule. The first scheduled Saturday will be June 11 from 10am to 1pm. Check their calendar for scheduled dates and times. Thank you to those who donated gently used books to Marion Public Library. These donations allow for a great selection of books to be available in the BookMarket on an ongoing basis. Donations are always being accepted whenever the Library is open. Biweekly recap with Wowbrary Love books as much as we do? Get your biweekly update on new titles coming to our shelves and other noteworthy book news from Marion Public Library every other Saturday. Sign up for Wowbrary Monday - Wednesday - 9am-7pm; Thursday & Friday - 9am-5pm; Saturday - 10am-3pm; FACEBOOK . TWITTER . INSTAGRAM . YOUTUBE Marion Public Library | 445 E. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302 740-387-0992