The Wire - July 2018

Libraries are about books and reading; that is certainly not changing any time soon. But did you know that libraries are expanding their offerings and services beyond just their physical buildings? Ebooks have been the biggest focus for libraries over the past decade, but downloadable audiobooks, magazines, and even streaming video are growing areas where usage continues to explode. If you’ve used the Ohio Digital Library lately (your Marion Public Library card gives you instant access), you may have seen the streaming video options available to you through that service. If you haven’t seen it, ask a staff member for more information on how to get access! Recently, another option for streaming video was added for our pa- trons: Acorn TV . If you are a fan of British television, Acorn TV has shows, movies, and documentaries from British media giants like Channel 4, BBC, and ITV. If you love mysteries, this will be your new best friend! It’s basically like a British Netflix, and works much the same way as Netflix. You can access the content through the RBdigital app on most devices. Watch it on your TV at home with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast. As always, ask us for more info to get set up if you need it. Streaming TV from the Library? Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director Summer Reading Club is in full swing and the Library is buzzing with activity. Our staff has put together a great lineup of programs that is drawing in large crowds. We are happy to see so many families utilizing this amazing communi- ty resource and happier still to see so many kids staying en- gaged with books and reading over the summer months. Fighting the “summer slide” is important work and the Library is doing its part. With such a great slate of programs for all ages this summer, we hope everyone can find something that sparks their interest and brings them into the Library! For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 July 2018 BookMarks donate $7,000. After the annual book sale the BookMarks were able to make a donation of $7,000 to the Marion Public Library. That brings the total to $29,000 donated to the Library since the group’s inception in 2014. Want to become a BookMarks Member and make a difference by volunteering at a fundraiser or in the BookMarket, or just donating? Learn more: