Movie and Popcorn

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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DIY Craft Day - Tea Light Snowmen

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Puzzle Day

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Library Director Position

Position Description


Job Title:Library Director

Employment Status:Full-Time

Department:Library, City of Marion

Scope of Work:

This position is responsible for managing the programs and services of the Marion Public Library, including implementing Library board policies and directives, managing personnel, finances and facilities, planning and evaluating library plans, supervising the delivery of library series, and recommending new and revised policies.


Received: Library Board

Exercised: Directly supervises all library employees and volunteers.


Eligibility for Wisconsin Grade 2 certification (Bachelor’s Degree and completion of specified Library Science course).

• Knowledge of professional library science and administration.
• Knowledge of buildings, grounds and equipment maintenance.
• Knowledge of library automation technology.
• Ability to develop, oversee and coordinate projects and supervise the work of others.
• Ability to coordinate library services with other City and community activities.
• Effective interpersonal skills consisting of creative and diplomatic management abilities.
• Ability to develop and administer library budget.
• Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
• Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
• Considerable knowledge of computers and networking, especially in regard to library applications, proficiency in use of personal computers, internet and digital communications.
• Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills and adaptability, including ability to prepare comprehensive written and oral reports that present ideas clearly and concisely and to communicate effectively with people at various levels both within and outside the organization.
• Ability to make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
• Dynamic motivational leadership skills, including ability to establish and maintain effective. working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
• Ability to process information effectively to learn new materials, handle complex concepts, understand consequences, and see the big picture.
• Desire to meet and serve the public.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develops annual budget proposal for review by the library board and participates in its presentation to municipal officials.  Expends funds within established procedures.
  • Develops and submits the library’s policies and long range goals and objectives to the library board for review, approval and update.  Implements policies and long range goals as established by the board.
  • Plans and supervises the work of the library, relating goals to community needs.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates and terminates library staff and/or volunteers.
  • Maintains the library materials collection:  selects, purchases, catalogs and withdraws materials as needed.  Develops and implements a materials collection policy.
  • Represents the library at the system and state level at meetings, conferences and in professional organizations.  Acts as spokesperson for the library in the community and to area organizations.
  • Plans, supervises and conducts library programs and services.
  • Oversees technology planning and implementation.
  • Provides readers advisory/reference services for patrons/oversees interlibrary loan services and instructs staff in same.
  • Supervises building and grounds maintenance, repairs and improvements.
  • Maintains library statistics.
  • Performs routine front desk operations and shelves materials as necessary.
  • Prepares agendas, reports, etc. for monthly library board meetings.  Oversees orientation of new library board members and keeps the Board informed of state, system and local developments pertaining to libraries.
  • Participates in writing grant applications to improve library services.
  • Participates in fundraising activities if required.


Marion Public Library is a member of the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) and shares materials and resources with other libraries and patrons via an interlibrary loan network.  Position will start Spring 2017.  Please drop off resume and letter of interest to Marion Public Library by January 5th, 2017.

Marion Public Library Membership Drive

Membership Drive – 2016

      Your support helps fund many different aspects within the library.  Examples are, various activities, in house resources, books, computers, internet, magazines, early literacy programs, after-school programs, outdoor gardens, movies and so much more.  Please fill out the bottom of this slip and return to the Marion Public Library.  Thank you for supporting your library!



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Weather Closings

The Marion Public Library would like to remind our community that when the Marion School District cancels school due inclement weather, the Marion Public Library will open at 11 a.m., if it is feasible. Thank you!

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Need computer help?  Want to learn how to use FaceBook, access e-mail, search Google or Pinterest, or download e-books from InfoSoup?  We can also help with basic computer skills.  Call to make an appointment at 715-754-5368 or stop in at the checkout desk and ask for assistance.

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City of Marion Honors Community Volunteers

Do you know someone in our community that reflects the following qualities?  Do you know someone that is helping to build a positive community and makes Marion a better place to live? 


  •   Individual lives in Marion or the surrounding area.  
  •   Displays a volunteering spirit in our community.    
  •   Volunteers their time and talents freely with purpose, kindness and compassion for others. 
  •   Does not expect, nor receives economic compensation for their volunteering efforts.
  •   Offers continuous involvement through activities that supports a positive community.

This Community Volunteer Recognition will be presented to one individual each month by the city of Marion.  Stop in the library to pick up a form or download the form here /sites/ and return to the Library.

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Book Sale! Stop in and purchase gently used books, DVDs and VHS tapes. Books 10 cents each or fill a brown bag for $1.00. Books for sale located in the lower level by the elevator or in the lobby.



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Weekly Events for kids

Come to the library!


Storytime  Miss Le Ann will read stories to you anytime!  Just ask!

Craft table  Do the weekly craft at the craft table.  Always something fun for you to create and take home!  New craft each week.


Drop-In Playgroup- 10:00am-11:00am Drop-In Playgroup is in the lower level of Marion Public Library.  Children from birth to age 5 are welcome to attend with their parents.  Playgroup includes free play, storytime, crafts, and activities.  Feel free to drop by whenever you can- it is not required to attend the entire session.

Contact Le Ann at the library at 715-754-5368 or e-mail her at for more information!


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There's more to Marion Public Library than just books!

When most of us think of the library, we think of books.  And that's true, Marion Public Library has a wonderful selection of books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction.  But did you know our library has so much more than books?  Here's some other great things we have to offer here at Marion Public Library:

-Videos and DVDs- We have an extensive collection of videos and DVDs here at the library!  You'd be surprised--we even have new releases that you'd find at the video store.  And even better--checking a video out from the library is FREE, and you can have them for a full week!

-Audio Books- Don't have time to read a book?  Have trouble seeing?  Taking a long car trip?  Audio books are for you!

-Playaway- These are the same as audio books, except they're in MP3 form.  All you need is a AAA battery and ear buds (ear buds are available at the circulation desk) and you're in business. 

-Puzzles, Puppets, Educational Toys, Video games and Books on Tape and CD- We all know what the weather has been like this week.  Are the kids bored with their same old toys?  Bring them to the library!  There's so much to choose from, they're bound to be having fun before you know it.

-Magazines- Can't afford to subscribe to all the magazines you want to?  You're in luck!  You can stop in and sit on a cozy chair and read the latest issue, or back issues of magazines are available for checking out.  The library also has newspapers for you to enjoy, too. 

-Computers and Wireless Internet- Sometimes it's hard to get internet access, or you don't have access to a computer at home.  Come visit the library, and use one of our computers, or bring your own laptop and use our wireless internet!  What better place to work on a project or online work than in the library setting. 

The best part?  All of these are available for no cost to you!  Come in soon and take advantage of the wonderful materials to choose from at Marion Public Library!

Upcoming Events

Drop - In Playgroup Jan 18 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Movie and Popcorn Jan 18 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January Book Club Jan 18 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Popcorn Day Jan 19 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Something Cool After School Jan 23 - 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
DIY Craft Day - Tea Light Snowmen Jan 25 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Drop - In Playgroup Jan 25 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Library Hours

Monday9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday9 AM - 6 PM
Friday9 AM - 5 PM

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