The Friends of the Marion Public Library is a citizen volunteer organization that promotes the use of the library and provides financial assistance for various purchases and programs.
The Friends operate a used bookstore, sponsor semi-annual book sales, and provide the Friends Home Books Program for homebound patrons. Funds from the bookstore and sale are used to support reading and speaker programs, purchase special equipment and information resources, sponsor author visits, and help with other special projects.
Do your Amazon shopping through the Friends of the Marion Library Smile link, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to our Friends group! It costs you nothing. Select Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library as your charity, or click on the link provided here.
Members wishing to be actively involved in service to Friends of the Library may participate in activities such as:
- Bookstore operations (sales, shelving, sorting, etc.)
- Book sales (promotion, sorting, set-up, sales, break-down, etc.)
- Friends committees (Foundation, Program, Publicity, Finance, Membership, Bookstore)
Karen Horak, Vice President & Book Sale (2019)