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From humble beginnings more than 110 years ago as Miss Carrie Marvin’s Reading Room, to a state-of-art vibrant community gathering place today, Marvin Memorial Library remains true to the intent of benefactor Daniel Marvin – to be the intellectual, educational, cultural, and recreational heart of the community.

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Apr
23
Mon
Children’s Story Time
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm

Children’s Story Time will meet each Monday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 4:00pm

The age group for this story time is k – 2nd grade.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!
Family Story Time
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Family Story Time will meet each Monday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 6:00 pm.

Families are welcome to come to this story time.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!
Apr
26
Thu
Children’s Story Time
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am

Children’s Story Time will meet each Thursday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 10:30 am.

The age group for this story time is 2 – 5 year old.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!
Apr
30
Mon
Children’s Story Time
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm

Children’s Story Time will meet each Monday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 4:00pm

The age group for this story time is k – 2nd grade.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!
Family Story Time
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Family Story Time will meet each Monday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 6:00 pm.

Families are welcome to come to this story time.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!
May
3
Thu
Children’s Story Time
May 3 @ 10:30 am

Children’s Story Time will meet each Thursday from September 2017 – May 2018 @ 10:30 am.

The age group for this story time is 2 – 5 year old.

Themes for each week:

  • September 4 – 8 Libraries
  • September 11 – 15 Schools
  • September 18 – 22 Zoos & Aquariums
  • September 25 – 29 Parks
  • October 2 – 6 Around Town
  • October 9 – 13 Emergency Helpers
  • October 16 – 20 Animal Helpers
  • October 23 – 27 Families
  • October 30 – November 3 Friends
  • November 6 – 10 Country Homes
  • November 13 – 17 City Homes
  • November 20 – 24 Animal Homes
  • November 27 – December 1 Unique Homes
  • December 4 – 8 Games & Sports
  • December 11 – 15 Birthdays
  • December 18 – 22 Holidays
  • December 23 – 29 NO STORY TIME
  • January 1 – 5 Family Farms
  • January 8 – 12 Dairy Farms
  • January 15 – 19 Ranches
  • January 22 – 26 Sheep Farms
  • January 29 – February 2 Unusual Farms
  • February 5 – 9 Cats & Dogs
  • February 12 – 16 Mice, Hamsters, & Guinea Pigs
  • February 19 – 23 Snakes, Fish, & Frogs
  • February 26 March 2 Strange & Unusual Pets
  • March 5 – 9 Snow
  • March 12 – 16 Rain
  • March 19 – 23 Sunshine
  • March 26 – 30 Wacky and Wild Weather
  • April 2 – 6 Space
  • April 9 – 13 Stars
  • April 16 – 20 Flanets
  • April 23 – 27 Aliens
  • April 30 May 4 FUN!

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Interlibrary Loan or Acquisitions Request

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask us! We can:

  • Borrow it from another COOL Consortium Library to lend to you. E-mail library to place a request for an Interlibrary Loan.

OR –

  • Look into acquiring it for our collection. To recommend a book or movie to purchase, call the front desk at 419-347-5576 ext. 1.

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Blog

Women’s Suffrage Movement in Richland County

Monday, March 12th 6:00pm Christina Yetzer Drain will present the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Shelby, OH and Richland County. Come learn something new about your local history! Refreshments will be provided, this event is appropriate for all ages.      

Attention Job Seekers and College Students

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Get Involved

Volunteer

We are always looking for community members who would like to get more involved with the library. In addition to shelving books, volunteers assist with the many programs we offer, from children’s and teens’ activities, to hospitality for invited speakers. Participating in outreach programs such as Homebound, can be very rewarding. Special projects, such as scanning archives, are also great ways to get involved.

Donate

Marvin Memorial Library accepts monetary donations for the purchase of library materials. The Friends of the Library accept donations of gently used books and current year magazines for their book sales.

Join the Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library by submitting a form located in the Lobby, along with the dues. Individual membership – $2.00, family – $5.00, patron – $10.00. The Friends of Marvin Memorial Library meet the second Thursday in January, April, July, and October at 3 p.m.

The Friends sponsor two book sales a year and some fundraisers.

President – Patricia Saltzgaber
Vice President – Amanda Miller
Treasurer – Debra Muntis
Secretary -Mary Durkin