Plantables Fundraiser 2021

Dear Marathon Public Library Community,

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve chosen to be a part of the Plantables Fundraising Program for 2021.
We’re aiming to raise $1000 to fund library programing and makerspace repairs. Every box of plants you buy helps us get closer to that goal. (We get 10% of the total of every order you place.)

Who are Plantables?
Plantables is an exciting new startup based in Forest, Ontario that grow healthy, hardy and happy fruit and vegetable plants and ship them to arrive at your door exactly when they need to go into the ground. That means that no matter how busy you are, how unsuccessful you’ve been at growing plants before or how many little hands want to help out, you’ll be able to grow brag-worthy fruits and veggies in no time. All you have to do is pick what plants you want to grow, choose when you want them delivered and wait for your box of garden-ready plants to arrive on your doorstep.

How does the program work?
All you have to do is tell everybody you know to go to If they want to buy garden-ready fruit and vegetable plants for their garden, make sure they enter the code MPL0740 at the checkout.

How long is the fundraiser running for?
The fundraiser will be open from March 1, 2021 @ 12:00am to July 1, 2021 @ 11:59pm

We’re really excited to be launching a fundraiser that involves growing healthy fruits and veggies and spending time as a family instead of selling unhealthy snacks door-to-door, and we can’t wait to see how much we all can raise. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time!

Thank you for all of your support.

Mitchel Hatton

Marathon Public Library
Technology Assistant (Telecommuting)
Office: 807-229-0740
Facsimile: 807-229-3336


    Marathon Public Library COVID-19 Update 


    February 17, 2021 (Marathon, ON) — As announced on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is in the code RED section in accordance with the provincial government COVID-19 response framework. Therefore, the Marathon Public Library will be reducing it's COVID-19 position to code RED as well.

    What does this mean?

    Following the COVID-19 colour coded system put into place by our library, it is still deemed unsafe to enter the building. Therefore, the Marathon Public Library will be continuing with our current operating procedures at this time.

    Continuing COVID-19 safety measures, for the Marathon Public Library, are as follows:

    •             Patrons are no longer permitted to enter the facility at this time.
    •                  Wireless internet can be accessed from outside the building. We ask that you please remain inside your vehicle while using this service and to park at the far end (near picnic table) of the parking lot.
    •              Contactless roadside pickup will continue to be offered during our restricted COVID-19 hours. We ask that you please wear a mask when the staff member approaches your vehicle. You may remove the mask once the staff member is a safe six (6) feet away.
    •                   All returned materials will be placed in a 72-hour hold prior to being disinfected by a staff member.
    •                  Employees will be wearing medical or cotton masks that cover their nose, mouth, and chin when handling library materials or not behind plexi-glass barriers.
    •              Employees will be wearing medical or cotton masks as well as a plastic face shield when delivering materials to your vehicle. While also using proper hand hygiene techniques and thorough disinfecting protocols on all library materials.
    •                   Employees are required to complete our COVID-19 screening before each shift and entering the facility.
    •                    At this time, only one (1) employee of the Marathon Public Library is permitted to be on-site. As a result, all other employees will be working remotely.
    •        Services such as printing, faxing, scan to email, and laminating will still be offered following our COVID-19 procedures. Please call the library at 229-0740 for more information about how these services will be operating.
    •                     Previous COVID-19 restricted hours will remain in place.


    • Facsimile, Scan to Email, and photocopying services will be offered by roadside assistance
    • Remote printing is available through the use of our online request form that can be accessed on our website at

    We apologize in advance for the slow movement and processing of library items and materials. The staff of the Marathon Public Library appreciate your patience and understanding.

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