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Friends of the Library

The Friends of Marshall Public Library are now on Amazon Smile!

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When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Friends of Marshall Public Library. Simply use this link to begin donating today.



Will you be our library “Friend”?  

You may donate here:

2021-2022 Individual membership $5.00

2021-2022 Family membership $10.00

2021-2022 Sponsor membership $25.00

2021-2022 Contributor membership $50.00

2021-2022 Benefactor membership $100.00

2021-2022 Business membership $250.00

Donate other amount

Friends of Marshall Public Library are a 501(c)3 organization.

Friends of Marshall Public Library are helping to make many wonderful things possible for the community and they would like you to help!  Please stop in Marshall Public Library or complete this form and mail it to Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, IL 62441 to 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 National Road in June; continued digitizing newspapers on microfilm beginning with those from the 1800’s; continued to collect interviews for their oral history program; ; 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.


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.


Friends Scholarships for Marshall, IL graduating Seniors

Russell Dawson and Louise Dawson Garcia Marshall High School scholarship applications now being accepted. 

  

Graduating Marshall, IL seniors may apply for (2) $1,000 scholarships detailing career goals.  Applicants may apply using the Russell Dawson and Louise Dawson Garcia scholarship application form available on the Marshall High School website and also  here .  The deadline for application is April 4th.  

All applications need to be submitted to Marshall Public Library, Attn. Director at 612 Archer Avenue, in Marshall, Illinois.