Consider a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the Marion Library or the Marion Public Library Foundation. The Friends of the Marion Public Library is a citizen volunteer organization that promotes the use of the library and provides financial assistance for various purchases and programs. The Friends operate a used bookstore, sponsor semi-annual book sales, and provide the Friends Home Books Program for homebound patrons. Funds from the bookstore and sale are used to support reading and speaker programs, purchase special equipment and information resources, sponsor author visits, and help with other special projects. As a part of the Friends organization, the Marion Public Library Foundation was established to provide long-term financial support to enhance the services and collections of the library. Gifts to the Foundation’s permanent endowment increase the amount of income available for future library projects. The Friends of the Marion Public Library Foundation has been organized to raise money for the library toperpetuate excellence in library service, allow for increased levels of financial support for materials and programs, AND protect the library and its programs and services from the uncertainties of public funding. Proceeds from the endowment interest income are used to provide additional library materials, upgrades in technology, resources, sponsorship of special lectures and programs, staff development and training opportunities, special collections enhancements, and other special projects and needs identified by the library board of trustees Do your Amazon shopping through the Friends of the Marion Library Smile link, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to our Friends group! It costs you nothing. Select Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library as your charity, or click on the link provided here. Donate books, movies, magazines, and music CDs to our Friends group for sale in the bookstore or at their semi-annual book sale! Consider a bequest.