"The library is like a candy store where everything is free".
~~Jamie Ford, American writer (1968- )
Our first ever event for decorating pumpkins is right around the corner! The event will be come-n-go from 4:30-6:30 on Monday, October 19. Check back for complete details on Tuesday, October 6!
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 book for this session is Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. Kids can enjoy the book on their own or read with their parent---pick up your copy at the library! 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 next family storytime will be October 10th at 2:30 p.m. We'll be reading books about fire ants and making our own in celebration of the Fire Ant Festival downtown! 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)!