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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street Marion, OH 43302
December 10, 2013
MARION PUBLIC LIBRARY
This meeting will be held at 445 East Church Street, Marion, OH 43302
Today we are meeting at the Marion Public Library, NOT the May Pavilion; and our member Gary Branson will discuss all of the changes that have been made to improve it. Tours will be available. Gary is the Executive Director of the Marion Public Library. The Library has seen many changes since his arrival in 2010, new service desks, carpeting and landscaping are just a few of the updates. He was previously the Director at the London Public Library, where he worked for over 16 years. He believes strongly in lifelong learning and enjoys being surrounded by all the information contained in a variety formats at the Library. A voracious reader, Gary talks about books everywhere he goes and is always recommending a next reading experience.
The Marion Public Library services the entire county with over 36,000 current borrowers and over 500,000 items circulated annually. Located at 445 E Church St, the Library celebrated 125 years of excellent service in 2011 and is continually evolving with new services, technology, and media. The Library provides services to all ages, and it promotes literacy and lifelong learning as two of its main goals.
Since 1979, the Marion Public Library has served as a depository for Federal, State, and Local government publications. As a depository, they provide free public access to a vast array of informational resources from many government agencies through the Federal Depository Library Program under the services of the Government Printing Office. The State Library of Ohio supports the state’s government agencies by distributing documents to public and academic libraries. Local government information includes ordinances, zoning, and environmental issues.
REMEMBER that this meeting is being held at the Marion Public Library located at the corner of Greenwood St. and Church St. Parking is limited, so plan to car-pool if possible.
The Invocation today will given by Pam Stone and David Tharp will greet you.
The Salvation Army kettle will be at our noon meetings until our last meeting (Dec 17th) before Christmas. Please bring your personal and corporate donations during this time so that your club will get credit. Steve Jenkins and Dave Little Co-Chairmen
DIRECTORS NOTE: There will be a Board Meeting Monday December 16, 4:00 PM, at the old Smith Clinic Board Room.
Visit our District Website at http://www.directory-online.com/websites/rotarydistrict6600/