10/27/21, 11:43 AM Customize Your Email 4c4c-4dcd-8797-840b7b74c794 1/4 November 2021 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 Thankful for so much. November always reminds us to take a moment to reflect and share thanks. We are thankful for our hard-working staff, many of whom celebrated substantial milestone anniversaries in 2021. Thankful for our community support as we add more programs and events to foster lifelong learning. Thankful for being worthy of grant funding from community entities for special projects. Thankful for our BookMarks group who give back to MPL through their fundraising efforts and volunteers. Most of all we want to take this moment away from our normal day-to-day of promoting lifelong learning, literacy, and reading, to be thankful for YOU our patrons . We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Reopening Friday normal hours. Look for NEW Self Checkouts! We are excited to be updating our Self Checkout stations that are well over 10 years old. Our current units have been showing signs of their age and have exceeded their life expectancy. Over the next few weeks, all three new units will be in place for patron use. So look for them soon. Libby: the Library Reading App Download the Libby app from OverDrive today to your Apple iPad or iPhone or Android device to read or listen on the go. This is perfect for when you are waiting to pick up the kids or in the doctor’s office or really anytime you have a spare minute. You have access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles. You can place holds and suspend those holds to a later date, if needed, while keeping your place in line. To access just sign in with your Marion Public Library card (pro tip: if you have a library card from another library and they have Libby, you can sign in with that card too). Questions? Call us (740) 387-0992 or Book-a-Librarian .