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A secure, convenient, and easy way to make payments for fines/fees, lost material, non-resident fees, donations.

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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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Genealogy database with billions of records.
For remote access, log in with library card numnber.

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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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Login using your library barcode and pin number.  Select "Illinois Heartland Library System" as your library. Only available until June 2015.

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

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Check Out the Library Geocaches!

 

Never heard of geocaching? According to geocaching.com, it is a "real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."

With nearly 3 million geocaches placed world wide and nearly 6 million registered geocachers, it is quickly becoming one of the top outdoor recreational hobbies. Getting started is easy - sign up for a free account at geocaching.com, search for a cache near you, and you're ready to go!

Marshall Public Library is pleased to be a part of this exciting adventure.  Be sure to check out our new series of library related geocaches. There are 3 located around our library districts - "Little Library Outpost #1", "Little Library Outpost #2", and "Dewey or Not?".

Learn more at https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx or stop by the library to check-out a how-to book.

 

 

Oral Histories of Local Residents Online!

The Friends of Marshall Public Library have been conducting oral history interviews with area residents since 1994. Interviews have been collected in conjunction with Smithsonian exhibits, local history projects, 4-H projects, and more. The Marshall High School class of 1999 contributed many interviews as a part of their local history projects; several interviews, concerning World War II, were conducted by Dan Crews. The project has been revived in recent months, led by Friends of the Library volunteers Damian Macey and Maury Miller who are now actively interviewing area residents on a regular basis.

These interviews are an invaluable community treasure; they have been uploaded to YouTube and many have also been transcribed.  To access these videos, please visit the library's genealogy department homepage.  Each interview has a link to the actual audio recording (via YouTube) and a link to the transcript (will open as PDF) if available. Assistance is still needed to transcribe many of the interviews. If interested, please contact the library.

 

'Read to the Rhythm' 2015 Summer Reading Program

Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise this summer with the 2015 iREAD summer reading theme: Read to the Rhythm!

The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.

Marshall Public Library has a great program planned from May 26th thru July 10th.  We have lots of great programs scheduled including 2 visits from Douglas Hart Nature Center, 'Science of Sound', and a party with Pete the Cat.  Favorite events from past summers - Tuesday afternoon movies, 'Craftivity' and Toddler Time - will be offered as well. The reading challenge will include a fun Summer Reading Bingo card and lots of awesome prizes including Pizza Hut Book-It certificates and DQ ice cream cones!  Stay tuned for more details!

 

"Literally Speaking" Book Club

The Marshall Public Library book club "Literally Speaking" meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library (location in the library may vary). Join us and meet others who enjoy reading as much as you do.  Participants enjoy casual discussion on a different book each month. A variety of genres and authors will be read. Light refreshments are provided courtesy of Old National Bank.

The library has several copies of the upcoming title on hand, so stop in and check-out a copy today!

Upcoming book selections are:

  • May 4th - Small Blessings by Martha Woodruff

"Literally Speaking" will not meet during the summer months. Check back in late summer/early fall for details on book selections and meeting dates.


 

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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