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Marion County Public Library System

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The Marion County Public Library System needs volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of local children by reading aloud to them as a "Library Express" volunteer. Volunteers share their love for reading and learning by providing monthly story time sessions throughout the school year at various Head Start classrooms in Marion County.

Reading aloud helps children recognize rhyming patterns, develop vocabulary, increase attention span and be better prepared to start school. It also sparks their creativity and imagination. "Library Express" program volunteers receive thorough training on providing story time sessions to children and receive all reading materials needed for volunteer assignments.

Adults interested in volunteering in the "Library Express" program should submit a volunteer application by July 1. Volunteer applications are available online at all eight public library locations and online at All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation and training, commit to the program schedule, and pass a confidential background check prior to being accepted into the program.

For more information about the "Library Express" program, call 352-671-8551.

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About Marion County Public Library System


2720 East Silver Springs Blvd, office #119, Ocala, FL 34470, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Marion County Public Library System is to enhance the quality of life of the Marion County Community by providing convenient access to information, nurturing personal growth and lifelong learning, fostering a literate community, and stimulating and encouraging an interest in reading and learning among youth. To guide our work with each other and the community we serve, we value and are dedicated to the following, a well- trained staff, quality customer service, respect for the individual, teamwork and partnerships, free and equal access to information, responsible stewardship of taxpayer resources, welcoming physical and virtual environments, and responsiveness to the diverse interests of our community.


The Marion County Public Library System is a vital community center that educates, informs,
enriches, empowers, and entertains.

Children & Youth


Mon Oct 18, 2021 - Fri Jan 14, 2022


2720 E Silver Springs BlvdOcalaOcala, FL 34470






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