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Login using your library barcode and pin number.  Select "Illinois Heartland Library System" as your library. Only available until June 2015.


To dowload ebooks, create an account and by using your 14 digit library code number.




Summer Events for Teens

Hey, teens! Don't miss out on the fun this summer. You are invited to "Read to the Rhythm" at Marshall Public Library. The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has planned a series of fun events in conjunction with the library's annual summer reading program for children and adults. Teens may participate in the reading challenge and attend special events including:

Talent Show/Lip Sync - Friday, June 12th @ 2pm

Teen Movie Afternoon - Friday, June 26th @ 2pm; the choice is yours - vote here to choose the film we watch.

Game Day - Friday, July 17th @ 2pm

Teen Craft Day - Friday, July 31st @ 2pm


'Read to the Rhythm' 2015 Summer Reading Program

Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise this summer with the 2015 iREAD summer reading theme: Read to the Rhythm at Marshall Public Library. We hope lots of kids and adults alike will join us as we dance our way through summer reading!

 The reading challenge will kick off with our 3rd Annual Street Fair Wednesday, May 27th from 4-6 PM on the sidewalk in front of the library. Stop by the library during the kickoff and get your program calendar and BINGO card.  

Children will enjoy weekly programs each Wednesday starting June 3rd lasting through July 1st at 2:00 PM with a special wrap-up program Sounds of Science on July 1st. This program will feature mad science sounds that make music!  Also, each Tuesday at 2:00 PM children may enjoy a Movie @ the Library and each Thursday at 2:00 PM children may make a fun “Craftivity”! Please register for this programs using the online forms below, giving us a call, or stopping in the library. Registration is highly recommended to allow us to prepare enough materials for everyone.


Family Movie Afternoons - Tuesdays, June 2nd - 30th @ 2pm

Musical Animals - Wednesday, June 3rd @ 2 pm

Natural Rhythms - Wednesday, June 10th @ 2pm

Party with Pete the Cat - Wednesday, June 17th @ 2pm

Yummy Snack - Wednesday, June 24th @ 2pm

Scounds Like Science - Wednesday, July 2nd @ 1pm

Craftivity - Thursdays @ 2pm; June 2nd thru June 30th


 Adults may enter books read online or in person at the library. At the end of the program awards will be drawn for children and one grand prize for adults.  This year’s summer reading program is filled with fun for all ages. Take time to sing, dance, and make some noise this summer!


Oral Histories of Local Residents Online!

The Friends of Marshall Public Library have been conducting oral history interviews with area residents since 1994. Interviews have been collected in conjunction with Smithsonian exhibits, local history projects, 4-H projects, and more. The Marshall High School class of 1999 contributed many interviews as a part of their local history projects; several interviews, concerning World War II, were conducted by Dan Crews. The project has been revived in recent months, led by Friends of the Library volunteers Damian Macey and Maury Miller who are now actively interviewing area residents on a regular basis.

These interviews are an invaluable community treasure; they have been uploaded to YouTube and many have also been transcribed.  To access these videos, please visit the library's genealogy department homepage.  Each interview has a link to the actual audio recording (via YouTube) and a link to the transcript (will open as PDF) if available. Assistance is still needed to transcribe many of the interviews. If interested, please contact the library.


Check Out the Library Geocaches!


Never heard of geocaching? According to geocaching.com, it is a "real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."

With nearly 3 million geocaches placed world wide and nearly 6 million registered geocachers, it is quickly becoming one of the top outdoor recreational hobbies. Getting started is easy - sign up for a free account at geocaching.com, search for a cache near you, and you're ready to go!

Marshall Public Library is pleased to be a part of this exciting adventure.  Be sure to check out our new series of library related geocaches. There are 3 located around our library districts - "Little Library Outpost #1", "Little Library Outpost #2", and "Dewey or Not?".

Learn more at https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx or stop by the library to check-out a how-to book.



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. 

3M Cloud eBooks and audiobooks can be downloaded directly from our regular catalog or through the 3M app. Library patrons can use their library cards to checkout and download eBooks directly to:

  • eReaders that use the EPUB format (this does NOT include Kindle eReaders)
  • Tablets, including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire
  • Smartphones and music players
  • Personal computers and laptops

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.
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