Children’s Programs

"The library is like a candy store where everything is free".

~~Jamie Ford, American writer (1968-  )


 KIDS Summer Reading Program refrigerator-friendly calendars:  June calendar  |  July calendar
 
 The registration form is available here and may be mailed to the library, emailed to info@marshallpubliclibrary.org, or returned anytime the library is open.
 
 This year, kids are encouraged to complete one activity card every two weeks (4 total) and return completed cards to the library for a prize.
 

This year, Marshall Public Library is offering TEEN summer activities from crafts, movies, karaoke, game day, readers' theater, book swaps....and more!  

Print out the July calendar to stay up-to-date on activities.  Call us (903) 935-4465 with your questions or email us at info@marshallpubliclibrary.org  

 


 Once again this summer, the Friends of a Public Library are offering Pre-AP and AP books at discount rates to high school students.  Books may be ordered and purchased individually or in bundles.  Order forms are available here and may be mailed or turned in at the library. Orders will be placed every 2 weeks through July 30.  Call the library at (903) 935-4465 for further details.  


 

TO BE CONTINUED this fall: Storytime.....STEAMtime.....Kids Book Club

Regular sessions will return (with some modifications)---even if the library is undergoing renovation!  Check back here for details, watch for postings on the library's Facebook page, or call the library at (903) 935-4465. 
 

2nd Saturday Family Storytimes for JUNE and JULY

This summer, MPL is offering special 2nd Saturday programming.  On June 11 @ 11:00, Ms. Felicia will take the young and young at heart on a Storywalk at City Park.  On July 9 at 11:00, there will be a Kinder Songs Concert at Marshall High School. For more details, call the library (903) 935-4465 and ask for Felicia or watch for postings on the library's Facebook page.


Special Programs

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 info@marshallpubliclibrary.org or call us at (903) 935-4465.  Here are some online resources available for this program:

1000 Books website | iPhone App | 1000 Books Reading Lists

 


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)!

Newbery Medal | Caldecott Medal | Children's Choice Book Awards | Coretta Scott King Award

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award | Theodor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel Award | Other Notable Books

Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books 2016 | 2010-2015

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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