"The library is like a candy store where everything is free".
~~Jamie Ford, American writer (1968- )
Where in School Land is Pemberton?
Kids in Kindergarten-4th grade are invited to guess where Pemberton is and then fill out an entry form located at the front desk. Each week, we'll draw a name for a cool prize (hint: free pass to Splash Kingdom AND Sci-Port in Shreveport). Check back here next week to see where Pemberton is in School Land for another chance to win a cool prize! An informational flyer can be found here.
Storytime sessions with Ms. Felicia begin again on Wednesday, September 16 at 11:30 for kids 5 and under & 3:30 for kids 5 and up. For 6 weeks, the theme for each session will be "Make Me Laugh". Come join in the fun! Complete information can be found on this flyer or by calling the library at (903) 935-4465.
Kids Book Club
Join our new book club for 3rd-5th grade readers. The PREVIEW meeting will be Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. where kids will receive copies of the book Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. Kids can enjoy the book on their own or read with their parent. On Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., we will have a fun time with activities, snacks, and discussion of the book at the REVIEW meeting! To sign up, call the library at (903) 935-4465. Here's a refrigerator-friendly flyer to print and share!
Second Saturday Family Storytime
Come join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a special family storytime where every age is welcome! The first family storytime will be on September 12th at 10:30 a.m. We'll be reading books about dots and making dot art for International Dot Day! This is free and open to all! Here's a flyer!
Children who are not yet enrolled in Kindergarten are invited to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. This free, ongoing program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child(ren) before he/she enters school. Parents can pick up a booklet at the library and keep track of titles read (yes, books can be read more than once and count each time!). Upon completion of every 100 books read, return the booklet to the library to receive a sticker. When 1,000 books have been read, bring the booklet to the library for a final time and receive a prize. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (903) 935-4465. Here are some online resources available for this program:
Reading Lists from Texas Library Association
The 2x2 Reading List is especially for children ages 2-2nd grade. Print out this coloring sheet and for every book read or listened to, color the corresponding section. When the coloring sheet is complete, bring it to the Marshall Public Library for a prize!
The Texas Bluebonnet Award List is especially for children in 3rd-6th grade. Print out this coloring sheet and for every book read or listened to, color the corresponding section. When the coloring sheet is complete, bring it to the Marshall Public Library for a prize!
Children's Book Awards
Here are links to quality, award-winning books perfect for kids (and kids at heart)!