Jan 2023

January 2023 OUR MISSION: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Click here to place your online reserves Director's Note Gary Branson, Executive Director What are your reading goals for 2023? This has been a good year for great books. So many I read this year were well over 500 pages and so I didn’t finish as many as I like. Next year I’m looking forward to getting back to a goal of 100 or more books. I already know some of my favorite authors will have new books that I will want to dive into as soon as they hit the shelves. I also look forward to trying those new authors, learning their voices and styles. I like to have a good mix of favorites and new authors. That includes expanding my horizons with diverse authors. I want to read about all lifestyles and communities and cultures. There are so many human-interest stories to be told and read. I love learning about people and the human condition. If you are in need of some suggestions, try our book discussion list. This will put you on the path of a variety of books and gives you at least 12 fiction and 12 nonfiction books. Check out the list for 2023 to see what to add to your list. Another suggestion would be taking some time to review our collection of youtube book review videos done by our staff members (see below). These shorts are posted on a regular basis and cover a number of genres so hit the subscribe button to get updates. Happy Reading in 2023, I look forward to sharing all the stories I read.

Find staff reviews on MPL YouTube playlist. When looking to get your 2023 book reading list together, check out the What Are You Reading? playlist on Marion Public Library YouTube channel. A couple of times a month a new review is added as a result of a recent read by a MPL staff member. The review should give you enough information to help you decide if it is a worthy book to add to your reading list. Many times, the review will also include a readalike to help you compare with authors you may be more familiar with. A number of genres have been covered and the list goes back for over 2 years, so spend some time and discover your next read. Marion Public Library YouTube playlist: What Are You Reading? Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: January 3 @ 6pm Bewilderment by Richard Powers NONFICTION: January 17 @ 6pm The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts Full 2023 Book Discussions List Get help connecting to Libby. Did you get a new device during the holiday? Do you want to try to get connected digitally with the Libby app? The Libby app connects you to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more while using your library card. You will have access to thousands of titles, can read across devices, can download for easier remote access and can listen in your vehicle. MPL library staff can help you get connected. Just stop by the front desk to ask for assistance to walk through the process. Or attend our January program. Better yet, set up a Book A Librarian session where you can get 30 minutes to 1 hour of one-on-one time to do so. These sessions are also great if you need extra help in genealogy and local history research or even diving into online sources. My First Library Card to start the Library habit at birth. My First Library Card is for children 0 through age 5. Having their own card starts them on a regular habit of visiting the Library and choosing books to take home and enjoy. What makes this card so special? After signing up for MFL, the child will receive a Bookbag to tote books to and from home and book to add to their home library No late fees on any materials For use in checking out items exclusively from our Kids Area All children under the age of 6 will receive this library card designation 30 items may be checked out at any time Stop by to get your young one signed up for their My First Library Card. This new card married with the Marion Imagination Library offers a continuous supply of books so that Reading 20 Minutes daily is not a difficult task.

To learn more MarionLibrary.org/MyFirstLibraryCard To register a child or find donation details: MarionLibrary.org/ImaginationLibrary Click our calendar to see the full month of programing for January 2023 Library Calendar TEENS Create your own vision board and more D&D for Spring and Teen Times throughout the month. FAMILY Things you need to think about and steps you should take to Protect Your Data! will be offered on January 18 @ 5:30pm KIDS Starting in January - LapSit Babytime starting January 23 @ 10am specifically for babies 0-24 months.

ADULTS Did you get a device for the holidays and not sure how to connect digitally? Make sure you attend What can Libby Do For You January 30 @ 5:30. Library CLOSED Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr Day, KIDS Finals for the Peace & Freedom Contest January 7 @ 11am Winners will be announced at the Martin Luther King Jr. program at the Palace January 16. Let's talk books. Our January Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We highlight a few books from the lists of FICTION and NONFICTION coming soon to our collection. Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of January. January Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video New titles for younger readers - Browse Teens Check out a full list and when they may be available. Please remember you can always place a reserve if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out.

Let's Read 20 receives grant funding for 2023 Let's Read 20 is in planning mode for the 2023 year. They recently received funding from United Way of North Central Ohio for continued marketing efforts. Marion Community Foundations awarded a grant to underwrite the costs of a popular author visit to Marion, Ohio and International Paper of Marion presented a check to go toward the purchase of books to be distributed to young children at appropriate Let's Read 20 events. Let's Read 20 is dedicated to building a community of readers by encouraging everyone to read to a child at least 20 minutes each day from birth through elementary school. For reading tips and additional information, LetsRead20.org BookMarket open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and two Saturdays in January Did you get a gift certificate for the BookMarket? The shelves are stocked and the prices are reasonable on these gently-used books. Shop Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10am to 4 pm, and two Saturday's a month. Check MarionOHBookMarks.org for a current listing of open hours. New volunteers are always welcome. Stop by the front desk for an application or download one, fill out and return.

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