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The public library is where place and possibility meet.

--Stuart Dybek

Trick or Teeth

Donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to the library throughout the month of October to benefit the Tracy Andrus Foundation and Twelve Way Foundation.  Items may be brought inside to the library or delivered curbside (call the Library Squad and we'll pick it up).  For more information, call the library at (903) 935-4465 or email info@marshallpubliclibrary.org  

For more about the Tracy Andrus Foundation, visit https://www.facebook.com/tracyandrusfoundation

For more about Twelve Way Foundation, visit https://twelveway.org/

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4th Annual Pumpkinpalooza

Pumpkin on Beach

 ‘Tis the SEAson for Pumpkinpalooza!

 The community is invited to DIVE in and have OCEANs of fun decorating an ocean-themed pumpkin/gourd as part of the library’s 4th Annual Pumpkinpalooza.  The pumpkins can be soFISHticated, CRABby, or JAWSome.  

Voting begins Tuesday, October 18-Monday, October 31 and may be done at the library or on the city’s Facebook page.  To be entered into the contest, be SHORE to bring your pumpkin and oFISHal entry form to the library by 7:30 pm on Monday, October 17.  

 WAT-ER you WADing for?  Give in to PIER pressure and decorate a pumpkin/gourd!

2022 Reading Challenges

Reading challenges for t(w)eens and adults are now available!  Read or listen to previously unread fiction/non-fiction young adult or adult books based on the categories outlined in each challenge and record the book titles in the space provided. Return the challenge(s) by Monday, January 9, 2023 to be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Pick Six! (6 books; quarterly challenge)
Paws to Read (24 book challenge)
Road Trip (50 book challenge)
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Hotspots Available

Need inHotspotternet service to complete homework, business, or personal tasks? Hotspots are now available to check-out for 3 weeks for adults with valid library cards.  Reserve a hotspot online via library account or call the library at (903) 935-4465.  

Questions?  Call (903) 935-4465.  Any Library Squad member will be happy to help!

Library Programs 

Children, t(w)eens and adult programming are back!  Join the Library Squad for storytime, crafternoons, game day, STEM fun, and more!  Visit the Programs tab for details and check out the refrigerator-friendly event calendar on the library's homepage. All programs are free and materials are supplied.

Have a suggestion for a program?  Email us--we're all ears!

2021-2025 Strategic Plan & Annual Goals

Highlights of current library programs and events as well as progress on the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan goals are shared with the Board of Trustees, City Council, and County Commissioners.

2022 Quarterly Reports 

2020 Annual Report

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) annually participates in a national public library data collection system. The purpose of this system is to ensure the collection of comparable data in all states. The data is used for the creation of a composite report on the public libraries of the United States and for state-to-state comparisons by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It is seen and used by researchers as well as policymakers at all levels of government. This report is also used to accredit Texas public libraries and some data elements are used for that purpose. 

The 2021 Annual Report will be available in Fall 2022.

Curbside Service Available

Marshall Public Library is open to the public but we are happily providing curbside pick-up of library materials for anyone who needs this service.  Reserve your books online via your library account or call the library at (903) 935-4465.  

Library Curbside Pick-Up