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Spread Simple Kindness

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Have you found any kindness rocks? Let us know! Share a picture on social media and use #kindnessrocksinmarion in your post. Spread kindness and pay it forward!

What you do next is up to you. Keep it, share it with a friend or relocate the masterpiece for someone else to discover.

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Kindness Rocks in Marion

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There is a movement of kindness spreading, and the Marion Public Library, with the help of MCS 5th graders, are spreading the joy in a simple way. How? By painting rocks into works of art and hiding them for others to find. A great thing about painting rocks is you don’t have to be an artist to get going. All you need are a few basic supplies to take part in this spread kindness movement.

Here is how you can join the fun.

1) Rocks.

Look for smooth flat rocks.

Make sure you’re able to remove stones from where you find them. Removing stones from National and state parks isn’t okay. Taking rocks from waterways can also be against the rules. It’s also illegal to take rocks from railroad tracks.

2) Wash.

Paint won’t stick to dirty rocks.  A smooth surface is what we’re aiming for, so washing your rocks in warm water and soap will ensure that.  You might want scrub it with an old toothbrush to make sure all debris is removed.  Allow rocks to dry before painting.

3) Sand.

If there are any light bumps or grit on your rock, you can use sand paper to smooth it out if you like.

4) Paint and brushes.

Use acrylic paint for best results if you will be hiding your rocks outside. Adding a white layer before painting the color you want makes it pop.  Let each layer of paint dry before applying the next layer. A selection of various sized paint brushes will help you create the perfect look you are going for.

5) Markers.

Adding text with markers is easier than painting words.  Sharpie markers of all colors are a good choice.

6) Seal.

This is one of the most important steps to rock painting.   All that hard work that you put into your stone would be wasted with any type of moisture.    Two thin coats works of an acrylic spray sealer seem to work best.


Add your creation to the kindness rock garden at our library or place it somewhere in public where it can be found and shared. If you like, post a pic on Facebook and/or Instagram with #kindnessrocksinmarion.

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Book & Pie Sale

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Donations of books in very good condition now being accepted. Please bring your gently used books for adults and children, videos, audio books, CDs and DVDs.

* no textbooks
* no old encyclopedias
* no dated travel books
* no books in poor condition.


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Family Zumba Dates Added

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Our summer reading kick off was so much fun that we have decided to add two more sessions to our calendar.

What better way to “Build a Better World” than by building a better YOU? Celebrate summer reading and have a blast at the library with Jenn Bonafede and a great family dance workout!

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Free Computer Assistance

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We are partnering with Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County to offer Digital Literacy Drop-In Help.

Wednesdays from 5/10/201 7 – 6/7/2017

3:30pm – 6pm

Computer helper Colin will be available to answer a variety of your computer questions, help you set up an email account, learn to pay your bills online, or even give you some help with your tech gadgets!

If you or someone you know wants to be put on a waiting list for our 8 week computer classes, please let a librarian know, or contact Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County directly: (315) 946-5333





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Preview Sale for Friends Members

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Members of the Marion Friends of the Library group are invited to a special preview of the popular jewelry, scarf and purse sale on Thursday May 11, 5-6 PM. Not a a member of Friends? You may join at the door with a $5.00 donation.

Regular sale hours:

Friday, May 12 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (regular library hours)
Saturday, May 14 9:00 AM – 12 Noon (regular library hours)

Many gently-used treasures to be found at bargain prices!

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Jewelry, Purse & Scarf Sale

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Many gently-used treasures to be found at bargain prices!


Friday, May 12 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (regular library hours)
Saturday, May 14 9:00 AM – 12 Noon (regular library hours)

We are currently seeking donations of items for our sale.
Hosted by Friends of the Library.

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Spring Break LEGO® Block Party

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Join us for spring break fun with a LEGO® BLOCK PARTY!
Friday, April 21, 2:00-4:00 PM

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

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