Many patrons have reached out to ask when the Marion Public Library will reopen. Libraries are part of the NYS Department of Education and are currently in Phase 4.
Library staff and the Board of Trustees are working hard to ensure that we have needed supplies, policies, and guidelines in place to reopen safely. Target dates are dependent on the curve and case numbers in phases 1-3. Our reopening is projected to be late June to early July. Services will be limited with social distancing in place. Please continue to check our website for updates.
We miss you! Please stay healthy, follow the guidelines from Wayne County Department of Health, and keep flattening that curve.
Beginning Tuesday 3/17/2020, the Library will be CLOSED until further notice.
The Library book drop is closed. Patrons are encouraged to keep their library items at home until normal library operations resume. The due dates on library materials have been extended to June 30, 2020. If necessary, this date will be pushed back so no fines accrue due to library closures.
With concern for the health of patrons, staff, and the greater community, the library will be closed until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to reopen and resume delivery services will be made with guidance from local and state government agencies.
We would like to provide an update on services: We
will not be available to take phone calls personally, but will periodically
check voicemails. We promise to continue to be there for you through our online
outlets such as Facebook and our website, www.marionlib.org.
OWWL library cardholders
have access to many online resources including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks,
and magazines through Overdrive; language learning with Mango Languages;
databases, journals, and periodicals for students and adults through NOVELNY;
genealogy research with Ancestry.com; and local history research with New York
Heritage Collections and NYS Historic Newspapers. For more information or to
access these services visit www.owwl.org.
The Pioneer Library System (PLS) has increased access to digital resources. If you don’t have an OWWL library card and live in our service area, you can now register for a digital card. Visit https://owwl.overdrive.com/ for more information.
Many of our system member libraries have started to provide virtual programming and storytimes using Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom. Visit their individual social media pages and websites for more information. Additionally, PLS and the Marion Library are using social media to push out information related to health, technology, education, social services, and our local communities.
is important that we come together as a community to take the necessary
precautions to assist in controlling the spread of COVID-19. On behalf of staff and the board of trustees, we hope those reading
this are able to maintain their safety and health from this virus, and pray
this passes quickly by so that we can all be together again soon. Be well,
We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we respond to and evaluate rapidly growing COVID-19 concerns. To read more about COVID-19, please visit the Wayne County Health Department or the New York State Department of Health.
This page will be used as the resource for users who wish to know what steps the Library is taking in light of COVID-19.
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What we’re doing at the library to help stop the spread of germs:
All materials received in book drops will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes.
Hand sanitizer is located at desk and hands are washed consistently.
Throughout the day, staff members will wipe down hard surfaces including: desk, public computer areas, copy machine, coffee bar, handrails, door handles, water fountain.
Disinfect play areas regularly, washing hard-surfaced toys. Soft toys have been removed temporarily.
What we can all do:
Cover sneezes and coughs with corner of elbow tissue and immediately disposing of tissue after use.
Return materials in book drops.
Stay home if ill avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, especially after using public equipment, such as keyboards, mice, phones, copy machine, and after using restroom, and follow other everyday preventative practices, issued by the CDC.
Meet new people and make new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Our book club is a great addition to your social calendar, being a low key and fun. No matter how serious our discussions are, just getting together and chatting on a regular basis can be fun!