The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library maintains a large collection of books, audiobooks, music CDs and movies. They\’re also available to assist you in other services, such as sending a fax or making copies. Here is a brief list summarizing many of the services the Markle Branch has to offer to you, our patrons.
Services offered by the Markle Branch
- Look up material in collection
- Take requests for material for collection
- Accept donations of materials
- Fiction & non-fiction books
- Fiction & non-fiction audiobooks
- Fiction & non-fiction eBooks
- Fiction & non-fiction eAudiobooks
- Large print Fiction & non-fiction books
- Bluray, DVD, & VHS movies
- Music CDs
- Local and National newspapers
- Local and national magazines & periodicals
Fees & Fines
- 10¢/day – books, audiobooks, CDs, VHS
- 25¢/day – art prints
- $1/day – DVDs
All new entertainment DVDs have a temporary $2 rental fee.
Overdue notices are sent via email when an item is 1, 2, and 3 weeks overdue. When an item is 45 days overdue it is considered Lost and the patron is charged the cost of the item plus a Processing Fee.
Author of the Month
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.
As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading: “I wouldn’t be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans.”
Wells Co. Public Library Reciprocal Borrowing
We have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Wells County Public Library. You may register your library card at their main library in downtown Bluffton or at their Ossian Branch Library. Just remember you must return Wells County books to one of their libraries. We do not provide a courier service for returning their items and are not responsible for late fees when items are returned to the wrong location.