Coming up the week of April 19-25 is National Library Week. This year the joy of the celebration will be a challenge nationwide and especially at our local library. The Marion Public Library is closed for now, including the curbside service and book donations. Even though the Library is not physically open to the public because of the safety concerns for their 27,311 Marion County patrons, they are open — online.
Dare to Try Digital
In these trying times when people are in search of entertainment while stay at home orders are in place, your Marion Public Library is available to help in ways you may not have tried in the past. Ebooks, digital magazines, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming TV and films are all at your fingertips with your active library card.
MarionLibrary.org/borrow can give you the appropriate links to discover just how to connect through different library apps. You will want to download Libby and/or RBdigital to your device to get started. Each app has features you will love. Make sure you have your library card number and your account PIN before you start to walk through the process.
At Your Fingertips – MarionLibrary.org databases
Spend some time exploring Marion Public Library’s databases. Did you know if you click on the tab “find information”, you can discover authoritative resources for an auto repair, genealogy, and history, health and medicine, language learning, law, finance, homework help…and so much more?
Need to access an Encyclopedia? It can be found there.
Do you need to research state and local small business topics? Find them there. Need to check out Consumer Reports before your next purchase? It’s there. Have a medical question for National Research on Health? Look up answers there. Need more things to add to your hobbies and crafts or home improvement list to fill your time? Click Hobbies & Crafts or Home Improvement. MPL invites you to explore and discover exactly what is available at your fingertips.
Update Professional Skills With Lynda.com
All Ohio library cardholders have unlimited access to skills-based training on Lynda.com through their local Library’s website. Why not use your free time to update your skills? To get started, visit MarionLibrary.org/lynda and have your Library card number and PIN available before you hit the link “Login to Lynda.com”. With thousands of individual courses, there are plenty of options to meet your professional development needs. Career paths include marketing, web development, business, and digital photography. You can also brush up on essential tools you probably use daily, such as Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop. Each training module includes video and text which makes searches for specific topics within a course incredibly easy. There is no better time than now to take advantage of updating your skills at no cost to you.
Share Your Library Love at #MyMarionOHLibrary
During National Library Week, the Marion Public Library is celebrating and connecting in many different ways than in years past. With a stay at home
order in effect, the Library is dedicated to ensuring that patrons can still connect in some way with this community resource. Story Time and Music Time programs can be found on our social media for those families who want to stay connected.
Take some time to show your love to the Marion Public Library and their staff by sharing photos of reading or families participating in online Story Times or Music Time. Share photos of the books you are reading. Send messages about the things you have learned using one of their online resources. They are doing so much to help everyone through this, show them your appreciation. Use the hashtag #MyMarionOHLibrary so they can find it.
Marion Public Library wants National Library Week to be just another reminder that they are here for their patrons as much as possible during this time and that we will make it to the other side stronger – together!