"The library is like a candy store where everything is free".
~~Jamie Ford, American writer (1968- )
2018 Summer Reading Program
Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading Program for kids ages 4-10 begins on Monday, June 11 with programming beginning on Tuesday, June 12 and continuing until Friday, August 3. For a refrigerator-friendly calendar, pick up a copy at the library, print it out here OR receive text notifications about upcoming SRP events. Just type rmd.at/mpl2018 in your web browser and follow the instructions! More information about how to do this can be found here.
FAB FRIDAYS are back this summer! All Friday programming begins at 2:30. Ages 3 and up MUST have a ticket. These tickets are free but limited. See a Friday program you'd like to attend? Pick up a ticket at the library starting the Monday before that specific program on Friday. Check out who will be making our Fridays f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. here. FAB FRIDAYS programming is sponsored by the Friends of a Public Library.
This summer, kids can earn brag tags and beads, have a chance to design and make a button, or be featured on a mini-poster. For more details about this and other progamming, click here.
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)!