The public library is where place and possibility meet.

--Stuart Dybek

Blood a hero

Carter BloodCare Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 17 

from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Walk-ins are welcome.  To skip the line, schedule an appointment.  

Trick or Teeth


Visit the library between October 23-31 to vote for your favorite decorated (not carved) pumpkin.  

Seed Library

Seed Library pictureThe Library Squad loves growing things almost as much as we love books.  Join us in creating and maintaining a seed library for community use.  A starter pack of seeds donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Ferry-Morse Seed Company, and Park Seed Company will be on hand.  To keep the seed library growing, save seeds at the end of each growing season and donate them to the library.

To donate seeds, please complete as much information about the seed on this form and return it, along with seeds, to the library.  Due to space considerations, please bring 5 packets of seeds per donation.  

2023 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 for either reading challenge (or both!).  Return quarterly challenges as noted and return the 50th Birthday Challenge by January 9, 2024 to be entered into the drawing for a bookish grand prize!

Pick Six! (6 books; quarterly challenge)50th Birthday (50 books (c) 1973-2023)
Pick Six
Birthday Books

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.

2023 Quarterly Reports 

  • 1st Quarter  |  2nd Quarter  | 3rd Quarter  | 4th Quarter
  • Cumulative Quarterly Reports:

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. 

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