As part of our continuing effort to bring you the most up-to-date information concerning the Marion County Public Library System, we offer our monthly newsletter in online format. Find out what’s happening, check out our new releases, browse our Book Club page for local discussion groups, visit Marion LiBearian or print out our kid’s puzzle and coloring pages.
No possession can surpass, or even equal a good library, to the lover of books. ~John Alfred Landford
Enjoying the Outdoors
The cold days are behind us and everywhere you look, your senses are bombarded with the wonderful smells, sights, and sounds of spring! My fingers are itching to begin planting flowers, and my son and I are anticipating many happy hours in the warm sunshine. In addition to the beauty of spring, May brings us many fitness-related holidays, including National Bike Month and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Our libraries have many excellent titles to fit both of these topics, like: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian Lopes, Get Energy! by Denise Austin, The Bicycle Diaries by David Bryne, and The Beginner's Guide to Fitness by David Porter.
You can enjoy awesome books while taking advantage of the lovely spring weather with Playaways and ebooks from MCPLS. Playaways are similar to an iPod and are loaded with a complete audiobook. All you need are earbuds and then you can listen while you garden, jog, or walk. Our newly upgraded WVDELI website features many ebooks and audiobooks that can be transferred to a tablet, phone, or other mobile device so you can take great literature with you to the great outdoors. We have many new titles worth checking out: Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz, Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden, The Black Box by Michael Connelly, and more. No matter what form your activities take, have fun!