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Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers



MPL on YouTube 


An award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.


Free access in the library or remote.
For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.


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Find your ancestors’ stories.
Discover yours.
For use only in library. 
No username/password needed.



3M Cloud Library

Start here to download the app for your device.  Additional instructions can be found here. Once the app is downloaded, you can access the catalog and dowload books.


Simply log-in with your library barcode to access wonderful resources which includes ebooks, encyclopedia entries, videos, games, science experiments, and much more!


To dowload ebooks, create an account and by using your 14 digit library code number.


Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies - salary details, company reviews, and interview questions.


Use your library barcode to log-in.



Reading By Design - 2017 Summer Reading @ MPL


Children ages 13 and under will enjoy weekly activities designed to prevent the “summer lag”.  Registration will begin Monday, May 22nd with a special Street Fair on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00 PM in front of the library.

Weekly programs will feature family friendly movies, programs, crafts, snacks, rewards, and more!  Enjoy Family Movies @ the Library each Tuesday, June 6th—June 27th at 2:00pm, every Wednesday special programs, June 7th—July 5th at 2:00 pm and each Thursday “Craftivity”, June 8th-July 6th at 2:00 pm (ages 4 & up).

Participants will be invited to a Reward Party on Friday, July 14th at 10:30 am for those ages 13 under and who turned in at least one reading log.

 Please register for all programming, seating is limited. You can register in the library, by calling (217) 826 - 2535 or by using the online registration forms.

Family Movie Afternoons


Yummy Snack

Ocean Adventures: Australian Great White Shark



Hammerhead Shark Exhibit

Experience the epic life of Harriet Hammerhead, a great hammerhead shark at Marshall Public Library. This free exhibit awarded through the Paly Foundation is on display now in the library’s Hasten Room through July 14th. Take a peek inside Harriet's diary to explore hammerhead sharks and their importance as apex predators and keystone species of the world's oceans. Visitors will learn what makes hammerheads some of the most unusual fish around and why ocean ecosystems all over the world depend on hammerheads and other sharks to thrive. While reading about Harriet’s life enjoy a life size Hammerhead shark drawing with photo booth compliments of Jarod Green, an ocean themed display compliments of Christian Fellowship Church, educational videos, books, games and more!


Scholarship Winners Announced

The Friends of Marshall Public Library are pleased to announce Marshall High School recipients for the Russell Dawson and Louise Dawson Garcia scholarships. Graduating seniors Sarah Larson, daughter to Darren and Mary Larson, and Erika Roberts, daughter to Herbie and Lynn Roberts, were selected as the winners. Each student will each receive a $1000 check to help pay for their higher education expenses.

Applicants for the scholarship were required to write a 150-300 word essay detailing their career goals, provide proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education or vocational school, and be a graduating Marshall, IL senior. Other qualifications were also specified.

A reception at the library honoring the recipients will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 5:00 pm in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting Room. Family and friends of the Sarah and Erika are encouraged to attend.


"Book Chat" - Every Third Wednesday at 10:30 AM

“Book Chat” is a book discussion group that meets at the library the third Wednesday morning of each month at 10:30.  While discussing books, enjoy a featured coffee flavor of the month over a light snack courtesy of Old National Bank. Upcoming featured books include:


Upcoming Selections

June 2017: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

July 2017 - The Whole Towns Talking - Fannie Flagg

August 2017 - Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks

 Multiple copies of featured books will be available for checkout at the library, including audiobook and large print versions if available.


GED Scholarships Available

The Friends of Marshall Public Library received a $250 donation from Marshall Main Street in honor of the library’s new GED Scholarship program. The program is one of many that honor the library’s centennial celebrations this year. The library understands it is difficult for individuals who lack a high school diploma to find work, and therefore difficult to pay for GED tests. As Janet Hasten, GED instructor for Lake Land Community College Adult Education said: “Students often struggle to pass the GED test; offering a local scholarship will help alleviate the heavy burdens many of these students face both academically and financially”. The library believes this program will not only help individuals and their families directly, but will also provide greater good to the community.

The Friends will award multiple scholarships to local residents; all those seeking a GED are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply by completing a GED scholarship application available at the library or print one here. All applications should be mailed to Friends of the Library, Attn. Director, 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, IL 62441 or dropped off at the library. All scholarships winners will remain confidential.

For more information about this scholarship opportunity or how you or your organization may contribute to this program, please call Marshall Public Library at 217-826-2535.

Try it today! 3M Cloud E-books

Through a generous grant from the Illinois State Library, Illinois Heartland Library System is working in conjunction with RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) to develop a statewide e-book consortium. 

3M Cloud eBooks and audiobooks can be downloaded directly from our regular catalog or through the 3M app. Library patrons can use their library cards to checkout and download eBooks directly to:

  • eReaders that use the EPUB format (this does NOT include Kindle eReaders)
  • Tablets, including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire
  • Smartphones and music players
  • Personal computers and laptops

For instructions on using the 3M Cloud at Marshall Public Library, please view our 'Using 3M Cloud Library' brochure.  Video tutorials are also available through 3M's Youtube channel.  If you need further assistance, please stop by the library with your device. We would LOVE to help you get started using 3M!


Toddler Time with Mother Goose

Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Toddler Time with Mother Goose. This program is a fast-paced fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The program is geared towards children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Visit the  Mother Goose on the Loose website to learn more about this wonderful programs and the benefits for children and their caregivers.
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