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Social Security Express

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Marshall High School Yearkbooks

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Oral History Interviews

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Marshall area newspapers

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MPL on YouTube 

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

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

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

 

Password inside library:  marshall
Password from anywhere outside of the library:
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Find your ancestors’ stories.
Discover yours.
For use only in library. 
No username/password needed.

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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.

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

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

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

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Use your library barcode to log-in.

 

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Free Tax Assistance Available by Appointment

Free tax assistance is again available at Marshall Public Library to taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.  Volunteers have been trained through the AARP Tax-Aide program in cooperation with the IRS and will provide this confidential tax preparation service at no charge. 

Assistance is by appointment only and will take place in the library.  This service will be available from February 6th and continue through April 17th.   Persons interested in receiving free tax assistance should call the library to schedule an appointment on or after January 19th. Assistance will be available during select hours each week. 

Please bring a photo id, copy of last year’s income tax forms and all supporting documentation.  The volunteers will not complete business or farm returns.  

A very limited supply of tax forms will be available at the library for free while quantities last.  Most forms can be downloaded from the IRS website at www.irs.gov/forms, which may be done at the library for a small printing fee.

 

Cure Your Cabin Fever at the Library!

cabinWinter is a great time to read in the warmth of our homes or when vacationing.  It is also when many of us get cabin fever, so again this year Marshall Public Library is having a winter time “Cabin Fever Reading Program” for all readers ages 14 and older.

It’s very simple!  Just pick up a “Cabin Fever” bookmark at the library, which you will use to record the books you read between January 8th and February 17th.  Readers can read any number of books, listing five books on each bookmark and exchanging a completed bookmark at the circulation desk for a new bookmark. New this year - you may enter online using our online Cabin Fever Reading Log.

Earn a completed book mark each time you view one of our Great Courses dvd/book combos.

Each completed bookmark will serve as an entry in a weekly drawing. The reader with the highest number of bookmarks turned in by February 17th will win the grand prize.  The prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Marshall Public Library.

 

 

 

Blind Date with a Book!

Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Are you just not sure what book to read next? Let Marshall Public Library help you find just the right book for you!  Beginning February 1st “Blind Date” books will be available for you to choose. Books will be completely covered in brown paper — with just a few word clues scrawled on the front to give you an idea about the book’s content. All you have to do is select a book! Each book will have topic hints, so if you feel like reading an adventure or romance you can search for the relevant word clues on the front cover. For every Blind Date book you read, you will be entered into a special Valentine’s Day drawing. Blind Dates will only be available until Valentine’s Day, so don’t miss your chance to find the perfect book for you!

 You can receive more information by calling the library at 217-826-2535, or by emailing at marshallpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

 

"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

February 2018: The Book Shop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan

March 2018: When the Emperor was Divine – Julie Otsuka (Big Read)

April 2018:  Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

May 2018:  Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

June 2018The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

July 2018 The Peach Keeper – Sarah Addison Allen

August 2018The Life She Was Given – Ellen Marie Wiseman

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

 

Little Book Beginners Program for Preschoolers

Monthly Little Book Beginners programs are planned for pre-schoolers ages 3, 4, and 5 years and a parent at Marshall Public Library this school year.  At each thirty minute session the children listen to stories, learn finger plays, do interactive projects with a parent, and more.  The parents learn valuable information about effective ways to read to children and provide a reading environment at home.  Children receive a free book to take home at each session and an additional book if they complete a monthly reading log.

Little Book Beginners will meet on the third Thursday of each month, September thru April, at 6:30 PM in the library. Registration is limited, so please call the library or click here to register if you plan to attend.  Marshall Rotary Club and Evelyn Knowles Foundation generously fund this program.
 

Get Powered with STREAM at Marshall Public Library

Children grades third through sixth may register at Marshall Public Library for a free STREAM program held monthly the third Tuesday of the month from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM beginning September 19th through April 17th, excluding months November and December. Retired Junior High Science teacher Kathy English will lead the program combining science, technology, reading, engineering, art and mathematics into stimulating hands-on activities. Each month children will have the opportunity to collaborate, build, and experiment using a variety of tools.

 Registration is required each month for this free program. Students who need transportation from North School may use the school bus to get to the library, please indicate this need when registering with the library and send a note to the school the day of the program.

 To register you may call the library at 217-826-2535

 

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.
 
                 
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