"The library is like a candy store where everything is free".
~~Jamie Ford, American writer (1968- )
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 June calendar to stay up-to-date on activities. Call us (903) 935-4465 with your questions or email us at firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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 email@example.com 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)!