The public library is where place and possibility meet.

--Stuart Dybek

3rd Annual BOOKtacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest

All ages are invited to participate in the library's annual pumpkin decorating contest and bring a BOOKtacularly decorated (not carved!) pumpkin/gourd and entry form to the library by Monday, October 18.  Entry forms are also available at the library.

Theme: Animal character in book or movie

Due date: by Monday, October 18BOOKtacular Pumpkin Patch

Voting: Tuesday, October 19-Saturday, October 30

Winners Announced: Monday, November 1 

  • People's Choice Award
  • Library Staff Favorite
  • City Staff Favorite

Library Programs Return

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.

Blood Pressure Screenings

East Texas Baptist University nursing students will be at the library to offer FREE blood pressure screenings to the community from 9:30-5:30 on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 1
  • Monday, November 8

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!

Quarterly Reports

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.

2021 Reading Challenges

Book LiftinBook of the Month category for October:  Psychological Thriller or Mystery

Choose from either the Book of the Month, Read More, or Read Harder reading challenges. Individuals completing any challenge will receive a collectible mug and a ticket for the grand prize drawing to be held on January 10, 2022.  Visit to create an account and track reading on your phone or visit the library for a paper copy of your choice of challenge.

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