Archive for May, 2017


Run! Hurry! Get to the library! Camp outside all night in the shadow of the bookdrop! June 1 is the official start of Summer Reading Program Sign Ups! (It is also the official start of June but that won’t help you earn cool prizes!)  Stop by Miss Tracey’s always welcoming Youth Services Department to sign up your eager kids for a wide array of Summer Programs full of stories, songs, games, crafts, and other surprises! The colorful stickers won’t last forever!



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Do you want some light summer reading? Just follow the ‘Brairy Fairy to these new paperbacks!

The Enforcer by Helenkay Dimon

The House That Hustle Built  Books I and II  by Nisa Santiago

Kingpins: Cleveland by Brandi Johnson

Echo of Danger by Marta Perry

Rachel’s Dream by Lisa Baker

Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Death of a Cad by M C Beaton

Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

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New CDs @ Marion!



Illuminate by Shawn Mendes

The Devil Don’t Sleep by Brantley Gilbert

Greatest Hits by Kenny Chesney

Darkness and Light by John Legend

The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert

American Love by Jake Owen

Day Breaks by Norah Jones

California Sunrise by Jon Pardi

Know-It -All by Alessia Cara

The Breaker by Little Big Town

Gunslinger by Garth Brooks

Tattooed Heart by Ronnie DUnn

25 by Adele

Sing It Now Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire

Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

Wow Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition

Blue and Lonesome by the Rolling Stones

Starboy by The Weekend

Now That’s What I Call Music 61

Illinois by Brett Eldredge

2017 Grammy Nominees

24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Wild Horse by Raelynn

Act One by Marian Hill

La La Land Soundtrack

Divide by Ed Sheeran

Windy City Deluxe by Alison Krauss

Chapter and Verse by Bruce Springsteen

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On this date in 1783,  Ben Franklin’s famed weekly newspaper the Pennsylvania Evening Post began daily publication!  You may access various newspapers through the “Smyth County News and More” link to on our website at http://www.sbrl.org. Shown above is famed reporter Lois Lane. She doesn’t work for either the Pennsylvania Evening Post or the Smyth County News but she is much more attractive than either Ben Franklin or Sherwood Anderson! Plus, she knows Superman!



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The Marion branch of Smyth County Library will offer board games, card games, and coloring for interested adults on the following Wed. evenings from 6:00-7:45:

June 14, 21, 28  July 12, 19. 26.

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It was forty years ago today that “Star Wars” opened in theaters and introduced the world to Luke Skywalker, his friends and foes, and his troubling father issues.  Celebrate by coming by the library and checking out the films on DVD or picking up some of the many books based on the Star Wars universe.   The force of nostalgia is strong here and we’re happy to help you connect to your inner Ewok!



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We have “Minnie” New Young Adult Books Here at Marion!


Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Bang by Barry Lyga

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All by Corinne Duvvis

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