Abraham Lincoln Remembered
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination by attending a program at Marshall Public Library! On Thursday, April 16th at 6 pm, Chuck Hand of Paris, Illinois will present a program and show artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln and his assassination at Ford's Theater in April 1865.
Please register for this free program by calling the library or register online here.
Claypool Retirement Reception
Marshall Public Library is fortunate to be rich with remarkable people who have demonstrated a passion for providing the community with valuable resources. Nancy Claypool is one of these people. While serving as Marshall Public Library’s first Director since 1998, she has brought outstanding leadership to boards and staff while maintaining the best interest of the community at heart. She will be retiring as Director the end of April. To commemorate her service and her many accomplishments as Director, the Board of Trustees will hold a reception on Sunday, April 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Marshall Public Library with remarks taking place at 2:30 PM. All friends, family, and public are invited to the reception to show appreciation to a true servant leader. Nancy brought many new programs and services to the library, most notably Tax Assistance for all area citizens, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Lincoln Bicentennial Celebrations, Handy Writers Colony programs, visiting author committees, library improvements to both the building and technology, Friends of the Library leadership, numerous state and federal grants, library board facilitation, and many more programs.
Please RSVP by calling the library or using the online form.
"Literally Speaking" Book Club
The Marshall Public Library book club "Literally Speaking" meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library (location in the library may vary). Join us and meet others who enjoy reading as much as you do. Participants enjoy casual discussion on a different book each month. A variety of genres and authors will be read. Light refreshments are provided courtesy of Old National Bank.
The library has several copies of the upcoming title on hand, so stop in and check-out a copy today!
Upcoming book selections are:
"Literally Speaking" will not meet during the summer months. Check back in late summer/early fall for details on book selections and meeting dates.
Little Book Beginners Program for Preschoolers
Monthly Little Book Beginners programs are planned for pre-schoolers ages 3, 4, and 5 years and a parent at Marshall Public Library this school year. At each thirty minute session the children listen to stories, learn finger plays, do interactive projects with a parent, and more. The parents learn valuable information about effective ways to read to children and provide a reading environment at home. Children receive a free book to take home at each session and an additional book if they complete a monthly reading log.
Little Book Beginners will meet on the third Thursday of each month, September thru April, at 6:30 PM in the library. Registration is limited, so please call the library or click here to register if you plan to attend. Marshall Rotary Club and Evelyn Knowles Foundation generously fund this program.
Try it today! 3M Cloud E-books
Through a generous grant from the Illinois State Library, Illinois Heartland Library System is working in conjunction with RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) to develop a statewide e-book consortium.
For instructions on using the 3M Cloud at Marshall Public Library, please view our 'Using 3M Cloud Library' brochure. Video tutorials are also available through 3M's Youtube channel. If you need further assistance, please stop by the library with your device. We would LOVE to help you get started using 3M!
Toddler Time with Mother Goose
Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Toddler Time with Mother Goose. This program is a fast-paced fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The program is geared towards children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Visit the Mother Goose on the Loose website to learn more about this wonderful programs and the benefits for children and their caregivers.