Community Read

Community Read

2017's featured CommunityRead:
​Over 300+ books have been distributed throughout the Marion Community, asking the reader not to store it on a shelf, but to pass it along and share the positive message it carries: the same message the MarionMade initiative is promoting.

This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick​

A quote, a page, a chapter of interest or the whole book!

On Social Media: Visit any of our social places and share your positive thoughts.
Share a quote, a short video, or let us know who you passed the book to.    MPLohio   or   marionmadeohio
:   @marionpubliclib   or   @marionmadeohio
USE:   #marionmade   #marionproud   #wearemarion 

Sign/Initial: Feel free to add your signature/initials in the book before you...

Don’t hesitate! This book is ALL about how you become part of your community - getting involved, volunteering, partaking locally. So share the book to share the words of wisdom.

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Book Discussions held throughout the Community
​Tuesday, March 21 ~ at Marion Public Library, 445 E. Church Street, Marion
​Join us for an in-depth discussion of the book. See how many of the chapters relate to you personally and the MarionMade initiative.

Tuesday, April 25 ~ Baires Restaurant, 131 S, Main Street, Downtown Marion
​Join us for a special limited dinner selection on this Tuesday evening.  Space is limited, so please call 740-383-3999 to RSVP.
Doors open at 5:30pm, with the discussion starting around 6:30pm. 
Discussion could center around the chapters dealing with Shop Local, Eat Local.

Tuesday, May 16 @ 6:30 ~ at Marion TallGrass Trail trail head, 2093 Holland Road, Marion
​Join us for a book discussion then take a walk or a ride.
Discussion could center around the chapters dealing with Lace up Your Shoes and Get out Into Nature. Don't forget to bring your bike or walking shoes!

Sunday, JUNE 4 @ 2:00pm ~
Marion Public Library's
Community Read Event
featuring author Melody Warnick
Sunday, June 4 @ Marion Public Library
​1:15 mingle
2:00 author talk

Join us for the culminating CommunityRead Event; an engaging discussion of the book with its author, Melody Warnick, that will kick off at 2:00 pm.  We'll talk about how the book relates so perfectly to the MarionMade initiative, and how developing "place attachment" is critical for loving where you live.

Host Your Own Discussion!
Interested in keeping the discussion going on your own?  Hosting your own gathering is easy to do, and you can make it as big or formal an event as you want!  If you need more copies of the book, contact us at the Library and we can help you out.

Follow these basic guidelines to ensure your discussion flows and stays on a productive course:

  • Designate a leader or moderator to keep things on track.  Since you are hosting, this will probably be you!
  • Have questions prepared, but only use them if the conversation starts stalling.
  • Try to ensure everyone's voice is heard, but don't force reluctant speakers.
  • Keep a balance between personal reflections and focusing on the book.
  • Don't dwell on the negative.  Acknowledge it, but move on to a new topic when things get unproductive.

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