It’s easy to participate in Chilhowie Library’s Summer Reading Program!

Just register, pick up a reading calendar, and start reading every day! Read or be read to each day,

Put a sticker on the calendar, and you get a free paperback book if you complete it! Stop by the library May 30-June 10 to register. Reading calendars are due back by July 15.


Pre-school Ages (2-5) meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M.!

Grades K-2  meet on Tuesdays at 2:00 P.M.!

Grades 3-5 meet on Thursdays at 11:00 A.M.!

June 13, 15 Building the World with Kindness

June 20, 22 Building a Great Story

June 27, 29 Building Animal Friends

July 6 ONLY Connecting with our Senses LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

July 11. 13 Discovering the World

July 18, 20 Building Dreams-Transform It!


 June 8 at 2:00 p.m.: Snakes Alive

June 15 at 1:00 p.m.: DareDevil Dogs

 June 22 at 1:00 p.m.: Ballooon Lady

June 29 at 1:00 p.m.: Dakota and Friends

July 6 at 1:00p.m. : Professor Whizpop

July 13 at 1:00p.m.: Action Animals

All programs are free and take place in the gym in front of the library. Parents must stay in the building with  their children. Please call 646-3404 if you have questions.




“For a small gratuity we can make that nasty late fee disappear!”

“Meet me in the 900’s, Sweetie, and we’ll make history!”

“Closing time?     Strictly optional!”

“No food or drinks allowed in the library …except for delicious Hostess Cupcakes!”

“Please don’t disturb the man sleeping inside the bookdrop!”

“This has been a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. In the event of an actual book related emergency please run screaming to the Circulation Desk!”

“Why yes, as a matter of fact, we do enjoy babysitting unattended kids!”

“Bookmobile?  Sorry,  Citizen, I thought you said Batmobile!”



Shelf Discovery


Are you looking forward to the release of the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie in May?  You may just want to learn a bit more about the characters before you see the film. In either case, we have some items that may help you get up to  (light) speed on the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1-5  by Brian M. Bendis are all owned by our Chilhowie branch.

The Marion Library owns an X-Men/Guardians crossover book called Guardians of the Galaxy: The Trial of Jean Grey.

We also own Skottie Young’s  “Rocket Raccoon and Groot.”

If you’d like to learn more about Gamora, she appears  in  The Infinity Gauntlet  and The Infinity War both by  Ron Marz.

We also own the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film on DVD.

Finally, if you want to listen to the first movie’s soundtrack CD, we have it here.  Check these…

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Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild Zara Phillips Tindall was born on May 15, 1981.  Zara’s mother is Princess Anne. Her father is Captain Mark Phillips.   She is married  to former rugby star Mike Tindall.  Zara is a noted equestrian who won a Silver Medal in the 2012 London Olympics.   She also has established herself as a fashionista who certainly knows how to wear a fascinator.   ( Disclaimer: We have never seen her actually ride a horse while wearing a fascinator…but that would be pretty cool now that I think about it! )   Read all about her and her wacky Royal relations in these books from your local Marion Library:

The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor by Donald Spoto

Behind Palace Doors by Nigel Dempster.


It is a perfect day to sleep in, let down your hair, and curl up with a good book or two!


We have new items here at your friendly local Marion Library!





This is Just My Face by Gabourney Sidibe

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

An Outlaw and a Lady by Jessi Colter

Tuesday’s Promise by Luis Montalvan

The Gut Makeover by Jeannette Hyde


Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins