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In June and July of 2024, Marion Carnegie Library will present its Summer Reading series called “Marion Reads!”, and we’d love your help in sharing it with the Marion community. The library is thrilled to offer Marion area residents the opportunity to build – and build on – learning habits and community relationships.

Marion Reads! is designed with two goals in mind. The first is to encourage literacy development and retention through engaging activities. Each department in our library has planned programming that’s educational, recreational, and informational, all of which provide fun-filled ways for community members to spend the summer. All of the library’s programs and activities are always free and open to the public.

The second goal of Marion Reads! is to highlight local businesses, organizations, and institutions that make our city special. During 2023’s edition, MCL worked alongside large businesses like AISIN and ReaderLink, small businesses like Egyptian Exterminating and Granny Puckett’s, local service organizations like Man-Tra-Con and the University of Illinois Extension Service, and many more members of the community. In all, over 40 organizations came together with Marion Carnegie Library to make Marion Reads! 2023 a success.

During that 2023 program, over 600 community members of all ages registered for Summer Reading challenges and over 2,000 people from all over Southern Illinois attended events in person at the library and at other locations around Marion.

With your generosity, MCL can once again offer dozens of high-quality programs that will engage and inspire the community this summer. Attached, you’ll find a list of this year’s program sponsorship levels. If you wish to contribute, please click the button above to download and complete the sponsorship form or contact Keith Robinson, Marion Carnegie Library’s Coordinator of Library Services at (618) 993-5935. Of course, any donation, large or small, makes a huge impact! And remember – these events would not be possible without your support.

Thank you for all that you do for our library and for our community, and thank you for your consideration and generosity. 


Keith Robinson
Coordinator of Library Services
(618) 993-5935 x1406