Remember, when Smyth County Schools are closed  the Marion Branch of Smyth County Public Library will not open until 10.00. Always call first if you have questions about how schedule during times of bad weather.  (276-783-2323 EX 221).




The Mountain Between Us

Your Name

Christmas with a Capital C

The Wrong Guy

Killer Elite




Aurora Teagarden  is a crime-solving librarian in a series of popular mystery novels by author Charlaine Harris. Actress Candace Cameron Bure will once again play the clever heroine in a new Hallmark Channel presentation of “Last Scene Alive” on Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Try some of the books from your local Marion Library!




Smyth County Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


The 2018 Chilhowie Storytime programs will be held on Tuesdays from 11:00-11:45 A.M. for children ages 2-5 years old. Parents and caregivers are asked to stay in the building during each Storytime. If Smyth County Schools are closed due to bad weather Storyime is cancelled.  Call 276-646-3404 if you have any questions.

Jan. 9: Blanket Time

Jan. 16: Let’s Build a Snowman

Jan. 23: Wooly Sheep

Jan. 30: Penguin March

Feb. 6: Tails or Heads

Feb. 13: Hugs and Kisses

Feb. 20: Piggy Stories

Feb. 27: Animals Speak

March 6: Magical Tales

March 13: Jungle Animals

March 20: Blossom Season

March 27: Farm Day-  (Bring a stuffed farm animal)

April 3 Hoppy Time

April 10: Rainbow Colors

April 17:  Toadly Green

April 24: Duck and Goose

May 1: Many Mothers

May 8: Picnic at the Zoo  (Bring a stuffed zoo animal).

May 15: Under the Sea







Smyth County Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December  30 and Monday, January 1 for the New Year holiday.  We encourage you to make a resolution to support your local library in every way you can during 2018!




DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and Dark Horse Comics are a few of the companies that have employed the talented American artist Aaron Lopresti.  His creative skills have graced publications like Detective Comics, Justice League International, Legion of Super Heroes, Wonder Woman, Uncanny X-men, Amazing Spider-Man, and Ms. Marvel.  He was kind enough to name a few of his own favorite books for our library and we appreciate his help.  Aaron’s list included:  The Frankenstein Diaries, Dinotopia by James Gurney, and the Mars and Pelucidar books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Shown below is a cover he created for the best selling series Future Quest.