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Friends of the Library Newspaper Digitization Project

The Friends of Marshall Public Library have decided to take on the next level of preservation for Marshall’s history. In order to do this, the library’s current microfilm collection, dating all the way back to the 1800’s, had to be converted into a special digital format. Converting these reels is a slow and costly process.  The Friends of the Library have been working on this project since 2012. They started with 145 reels and have completed 88. The cost per reel is $90. All completed reels are searchable online by typing in a name, a date or a place.

So far the Friends have spent $8,000 on the project and need to raise an additional $5,000 to finish the project. Through generous donations, and the library’s new microfilm Memorial and Honorarium option, progress is being made. The Microfilm Memorial and Honorarium option is available to anyone who wishes to purchase a reel of microfilm in memory or in honor of someone special.  For example, if someone you know is celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, you may purchase a reel of microfilm for the year they were married as a way to commemorate their anniversary or perhaps, you would rather purchase a reel to memorialize a loved one.  With each purchase, a recognition card is permanently placed on the reel, a letter of commemoration is sent to the family, and a plaque is put on display in the library with the person or group being remembered.

 If you would like to learn more, or donate towards this project, you are welcome to attend the next Friends of the Library meeting on September 3rd at 5:00 PM in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room, visit or write us at 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, IL or call 217-826-2535.

 

Will you be our library “Friend”?

Friends of Marshall Public Library are helping to make many wonderful things possible for the community and they would like you to help!  June is membership month, so please stop in Marshall Public Library to join or renew your membership in support of your local library.

Look at some of the terrific things the Friends have done in the past year!  They held their annual membership program featuring The White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in June; continued digitizing newspapers on microfilm beginning with those from the 1800’s; continued to collect interviews for their oral history program; helped fund the establishment of “Little Library Outposts” outside of Marshall; provided lunch for the staff on National Library Worker’s Day; and provided refreshments and assistance for children’s programs.  They also participated in the Main Street Program Adopt-a-Flower Pot Project; continued to sell donated and deleted materials, received funds from their ink cartridge recycling program; and challenged Marshall 5th graders to a Heifer International “Read to Feed” reading program.  They funded nearly $5,600 in purchases for the library, including children’s programs, adult reading program prizes, small equipment and supplies, a sign at the baseball field, and more.

The activities of the Friends of Marshall Public Library are vital to making our library a special part of the community and surrounding area.  We hope you will join us in supporting the library by becoming a member today. Whether you choose to be an active member of the Friends or not, your support is appreciated.  Membership dues are just $5.00 for an individual or $10.00 for an entire family.  Of course higher levels of giving and larger donations are always appreciated.  

If you are interested in becoming an active member of our group, please come to the Friends meetings from 5:00 to 6:00 PM on the first Thursday of July, September, November, January, March, and May.  That’s only six meetings per year!  The Friends are particularly in need of help with their collecting interviews from Marshall’s older adults so their memories of years past can be recorded for future generations.

 

 

Revised Friends Bylaws

This document is the official bylaws with revisions approved by unanimous vote at the September 4th, 2009 Friends of the Library meeting.
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What do the "Friends" do?

Friends of Marshall Public Library are helping to make many wonderful things happen at your library and they would like you to help!

Look at all the terrific things the Friends have done for the library in the past year!

  • Held their annual “Member’s Only” program,
  • Funded digitization of newspapers on microfilm,
  • Participated in the Main Street Program Adopt-a-Flower Pot Project,
  • Continued to sell donated and deleted materials, and received funds from ink cartridge recycling program,
  • Challenged Marshall 5th graders to a “Read to Feed” contest and donated to Heifer International for their efforts,
  • And funded many purchases for the library, including interactive items for the children’s area; children’s programs, adult reading program prizes, small equipment, and  author programs.


As you can see, the activities of the Friends of Marshall Public Library are vital to making our library a special part of the community and surrounding area.  We hope you will join us in supporting the library by becoming a member today. Whether you choose to be an active member of the Friends or not, your support is appreciated.  Membership dues are just $5.00 for an individual or $10.00 for an entire family.  Of course larger donations are always appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of our group, please come to the Friends meetings from 5:00 to 6:00 PM on the first Thursday of July, September, November, January, March, and May.  That’s only six meetings per year!

Please call the library for more information or stop in and fill out a Friends of the Library application form.