Children’s Department

Pete the Cat Reading Room

Every month, Marion County Library hosts a range of programs and clubs for children, from infancy to elementary school age.  Throughout the year, we host special events for family fun for all ages!

The age at which children can apply for a library card is 5.  All that is required is a parent’s OR legal guardian’s identification showing proof of address and their signature on the application form.  The parent/legal guardian needs to be present for library card sign-up.

Parent’s OR legal guardians must complete a release form in order to give their child (18 and under) permission to use our Internet computers.

Parents or caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the Library.  Parents or caregivers may not leave a child under the age of 12 unattended at any time.

Caterpillar Reading Room

MARION COUNTY LIBRARY OFFERS…

  • A large collection of picture books and fiction books to engage and excite imaginations.
  • Computers and one Early Literacy Station.
  • Easy Readers and Chapter Books for elementary school reading level.
  • DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and more.
  • Interactive spaces.
  • A large collection of nonfiction books and biographies.
  • A Young Adult fiction collection.
  • Graphic Novels for Juvenile and YA.
  • Weekly Story Time programs.
  • Annual Summer Reading Program.