Marion Public Library

Library Updates

CONVERSATIONS ON RACE & RACISM

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You are invited to a series of Conversations on Race & Racism on three consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, on July 14, July 21, and July 28, 2020. This series will take place virtually via Zoom. You can join by phone or computer or both.

Come ready to listen, to share, and to transform!

Facilitated by Petra Page-Mann and Rebekah Williams, join us as we explore race and racism, dive deep and learn how to listen, seeding common ground and inspiring our individual and collective freedom.

Due to the sensitive nature of the workshop, participants are asked to register (using the form below) and we ask that you plan to join us for all three sessions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Conversations on Race & Racism are brought to you by the Naples Library. For more information, call (585) 374-2757.

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Facilitators Bios:

Petra Page-Mann, Naples native, is a co-founder of Fruition Seeds, growing and sharing organic seeds regionally adapted for short seasons. Petra has been interested in social justice since childhood and is honored to share deeper conversations with our beloved community.

Rebekah Williams is a co-founder of Food for the Spirit, an organization committed to racial healing, ecological justice, and equitable food systems. With many years living and working in Western New York, Rebekah has experience encouraging youth leadership, social and racial justice, environmentalism, and the arts

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Back Entrance Pickup begins Monday 6/29

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Placing items on hold

  • Use our online catalog to place a hold on the items you want.
  • Only local items will be available.
  • You will be notified via email or phone when your holds are ready for pick-up.

OR

  • Call the library to have items put on hold. 315-926-4933
  • Only Marion Library-owned items will be available.
  • Provide your library card #.
  • You will be notified via phone when your holds are ready for pick-up.

Picking Items Up

  • Mask/face covering requirements outlined in Executive Order 202.17 will be enforced when on library property.
  • Proceed to the designated Pickup Area; Holds Pickup Area will be located at back entrance.
  • Search for your name on the bag; handle only your bag.
  • The items are already checked out to you; there is no need to visit the Circulation Desk.
  • Once you have retrieved your holds, proceed to the exit; do not linger in the Pickup Area.
  • Patrons who cannot medically enter the library are asked to contact the library so reasonable accommodation(s) for services can be made.
  • Items cannot be returned to the Pickup Area; the Book Drop must be used for all returns.
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Online Summer Reading Registration

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Click –>HERE<– to register for summer reading.

Summer reading programs will be virtual this year, including our favorite, PJ Storytime. Hover over the ‘Events’ tab to select ‘Adult Programs’ and ‘Children’s Programs’ for updated information.

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Bookdrop is Open

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Our book drop is OPEN.

Items may remain on your account for several days after you return them to the library, but no overdue fees will accrue. Current recommended safety protocols at our library include quarantining returned items for a set number of days. Items will be checked in by library staff once the quarantine period has passed.Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this unprecedented situation and begin to resume services in our community in a manner that is safe to all. We are currently making plans for curbside pickups to begin soon, following phase four, Reopen NY guidelines.

All library materials have been renewed until September 30.

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Book Drop to Reopen

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UPDATE:

All library materials have been renewed until September 30. We will start accepting returns in our exterior book drop on Monday, June 15, so you may return your items earlier!

Items may remain on your account for several days after you return them to the library, but no overdue fees will accrue.

Current recommended safety protocols at our library include quarantining returned items for a set number of days. Items will be checked in by library staff once the quarantine period has passed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this unprecedented situation and begin to resume services in our community in a manner that is safe to all. We are currently making plans for curbside pickups to begin soon, following phase four, Reopen NY guidelines.

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When Will Library Reopen?

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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.

We miss you!
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UPDATE COVID-19

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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.

If there are questions please contact MarionLibraryDirector@owwl.org

It 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, friends.

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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Important information for our Wayne County community members. Please refer all questions to the number on the flyer.

Posted by Pioneer Library System on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Staying Healthy This Season

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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.
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