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The newest book to be placed along the Marion Tallgrass Trail, Where is the Moon?/¿Dónde estará la Luna?, by Brendan Kearney, has QR codes that link to OSUM students reading the page spread in both English and Spanish. This was the second book in the class project of Dr. Patsons’ Language Development class at OSUM. The students selected the book, prepared it for posting, produced the individual videos, created the QR codes, and paired them with the right spread. Make a plan to walk the trail soon! FICTION: September 5 @ 6pm TRUST by Hernan Diaz NONFICTION: September 19 @ 6pm Between the Mountain and the Sky by Maggie Doyne Find the 2023 Book Discussions List: Full video on our Library YouTube channel at: book discussion Stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. books in focus Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of September. NEW BILINGUAL BOOK ALONG TRAIL with QR codes to videos Pat yourself on the back Marion! We are one of the top 20 counties in the State of Ohio where the registrations are at 66% or higher. That means that 2,350 of the possible 3,535 children age 0 to age 5 in Marion County are registered to receive a book a month from Dolly Parton Imagination Library for FREE. What child doesn’t want to receive a shrink wrapped book addressed to them? Share our link with a parent or guardian to get their child registered today. MARION IMAGINATION LIBRARY hits 66% registrations Researchers and spies alike have found useful information preserved on microfilm since its invention in 1839. Today microfilm is considered the gold standard of record preservation, because of its ability to condense a bulky stack of paper documents to small legible images, and its 500-year lifespan (if stored in the proper conditions). In 2013 the Friends of the Marion Public Library generously donated two ScanPro 800 Microfilm Readers to the Local History Room, enabling researchers to access preserved copies of the Marion Star, compiled local records, and more. While these machines have faithfully served our library over the past 10 years, we are excited to announce we will be replacing them with a new ScanPro 2500 Microfilm Reader. The new reader will have improved scanning resolution, and a range of new features including the ability to create word-searchable PDFs! What will you discover in the microfilm collections of the Local History Room? NEW MICROFILM READER replaces two very well used units