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Your local library is a popular place! We offer free books, audio materials, and movies! You may also enjoy internet and e-mail access or bring your whole family to our beloved Summer Reading Programs. People are dying to get in each and every day!  Shown below is photographic proof that “Library Fever” is reaching epidemic proportions! Come by and catch the excitement now!  You could say it is contagious!

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Stop by the Marion Library and enjoy our new display of books devoted entirely to Our Feathered Friends!  You’ll find all you ever wanted to know about them “flocked together” in one handy area.  After all, why go outside and enjoy summer weather, fresh air, and the sights and sounds of real birds when you can stay inside and just read about them!  (Wait! That didn’t sound right at all!)

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Shown are a few of our local graduates who have also been valued supporters of Miss Tracey’s popular Teen Tuesdays for years! We congratulate them and wish them much success! See, kids? Coming to Library Programs just makes you smarter!

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Just in time for summer family reading, follow Libby the ‘Brary Fairy to these new items @ the Marion Library!

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(photo donated to SBRL by http://www.partywithaprincess.com)

New Easy books

 

The Crayon by Simon Rickerty

Planet Kingergarten by Sue Gantz-Schmitt

Nell Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney

Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton

Minecraft Redstone Handbook by Nick Farwell

The Simples Love a Picnic by J.C. Phillips

Tea with Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg

The Farmer’s Away! Baa! Neigh! By Anne Vittur Kennedy

D-Day by Rick Atkinson

How They Choked by Georgia Bragg

Oh So Brave Dragon by David Kirk

The Monkey Goes Bananas by C.P. Bloom

When Rivers Burned: The Earth Day Story by Linda Crotta Brennan

The Geese March in Step by Jean-Francois Dumont

Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler

The Battle For Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi

The Berenstain Bears’ Pet Show by Stan and Jan Berenstain

I Even Funnier by James Patterson

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

End Times by Anna Schumacher

Flip & Fin:  We Rule the School!!  By Timothy Gill

Bob & Rob & Corn on the Cob by Todd McQueen

My Bus by Byron Barton

Digger Dog by William Bee

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub

I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora & Libby Martinez

Me First by Max Kornell

Stubby The War Dog by Ann Bausum

Picnic by John Burningham

 

 

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Remember, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on June 4, 2014 at the Marion Library from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.. If you donate blood and bring proof of donation to the circulation desk, we will cancel your fines. Call Helen Conley at 276-783-2323 EX 230 for details or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org.  Available times shown below are subject to change so act now.

 

1 @ 2:30 pm

1 @ 2:45 pm

2 @ 3:00 pm

1 @ 3:15 pm

2 @ 3:30 pm

2 @ 4:30 pm

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WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE?

 

 Are you just trying to find a way to get back home?

 Stop by the Marion Library’s garage on June 7 between 9:00-1:00  and you’ll find some discarded and donated books that just may take you back to some cherished memories of family reading from your happiest days at home! (Ruby slippers not required!)

 Do you need a brain?

Visit our book sale and you’ll find some discarded and donated books that will enable to you learn all you want about subjects ranging from history to science to pop culture and other hot topics! (Nobody will actually throw fire at you.)

 Do you need a heart?

Stop by the Marion Library’s book sale to discover love stories guaranteed to make you weep with joy! Just be sure you don’t rust! May I add, you’ll fall in love with our terrific prices!  Okay, that was a bad pun. Now, I’ve really given you an axe to grind!

Do you need some courage?

You don’t need to be afraid to stop by the Marion Library’s book sale.  The “Friendly” crew of volunteer Munchkins will welcome you warmly and there’s not a lion, or tiger or bear or winged monkey in the bunch!

Great selections. Great Prices.  Good people.   Do you need a house to fall on you before you realize this sale combines a value that is over the rainbow with an opportunity to support  your local library? We’ll get you all the books you want to buy, My Pretty, …and your little dog too!

 

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Elvis Presley’s Signed Library Check-Out Card

A library card bearing the signature of a 13-year-old Elvis Presley was sold at auction for $7,500, doubling estimates. The autograph is believed to be the earliest signature of the King of Rock and Roll.
The auctioneers did not expect much from the library card signed to borrow a copy of “The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers” from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948.
The card was discovered during a library inventory in the book about US President Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of the Democratic Party. The book was sold at auction along with the autograph.

 From the Chicago Public Library’s tumblr site:

Elvis Presley’s Signed Library Check-Out Card

A library card bearing the signature of a 13-year-old Elvis Presley was sold at auction for $7,500, doubling estimates. The autograph is believed to be the earliest signature of the King of Rock and Roll.

The auctioneers did not expect much from the library card signed to borrow a copy of “The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers” from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948.

The card was discovered during a library inventory in the book about US President Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of the Democratic Party. The book was sold at auction along with the autograph.

 

Did you know Elvis passed through Marion, VA in 1960 when the train bringing him home from his military service to his Memphis, TN home, stopped at the Marion Train Station. Sadly, there is no record that he took the time to browse through the library’s music section or dine at the Marion Drug Company’s diner To check out a brief reference to Marion’s brush with musical greatness see Careless Love by Peter Guralnick.

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