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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 beginning on September 18th, at 6:30 PM in the library. Registration is limited, so please call the library if you plan to attend or if you would like more information about this free program.  Marshall Rotary Club and Evelyn Knowles Foundation generously fund this program.


I-Cash Event September 19th!

People will be lining up at the library’s I-Cash event on September 19th, from 1:00-5:00 PM to see if they have unclaimed cash! Local and area residents are encouraged to stop by and receive assistance from Craig Racster,  Community Affairs Specialist for the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, in locating their money. The Treasurer’s office also encourages everyone to review the state’s online database annually so they don’t miss out on money or valuable assets the state is holding for them!   Call the library for more information.



Mary Liz Wright, U of I Extension, to Present Nutrition Programs

The first of two programs presented by Mary Liz Wright, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, will be "Gluten Free Fads and Facts." Join us in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 PM to hear how the gluten-free diet is marketed as a healthier way of eating or as a weight-loss tool.  Some of the population has a physical need to avoid food products containing wheat, barley and rye grains. This program is designed to promote understanding of gluten intolerance and help you determine how it fits into your diet.

The second program, "Organic, Local, Natural: What It Is, What It Isn't" will also be held in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 25th, at 6:30 PM.
Organic, local, and natural are buzzwords we hear all the time. In this program, you will learn what these terms really mean. Get updates on the science behind it and discuss whether organic, local, and natural foods are really better for you and the environment.

Please register for these free programs by calling the library.


From Pioneers to Present Day: Illinois History Through the Years

Illinois history as you've never heard it before!  Join us in the library's Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 pm for this presentation "From Pioneers to Present Day: Illinois History Through the Years."

Tom Emery, a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville who has been honored several times by the Illinois State Historical Society, will present the military, political, social, and economic history of Illinois. More specific subjects including agriculture, labor, railroads, education, diversity, coal mining, disasters, anecdotal stories, and key cities and individuals will also be discussed.

Emery has been published in over seventy newspapers in his career, including the Marshall Advocate, which recently ran Emery's article on Illinois political scandals as a front-page piece.  The creator of a bi-weekly column on Illinois history that is carried by various papers statewide, Emery has created twenty-two book and booklet titles, some of which will be available for sale after the discussion.

Please register for this free program by calling the library.




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 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

Audiobooks will be coming to the 3M Cloud in 2014.

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!


Register your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!

Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryThanks to a very generous donation by Gerald and Jean Forsythe, all children residing in the Marshall school district up to age five will be able to receive free books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  Every month, until their fifth birthday, each child will receive a free book appropriate for their age.  All you have to do to enroll your child is fill out a registration form at the library or mail it to the library.  You can pick up a form at the library or print one off here.  Members of the Clark County Optimist Club and Marshall Service League are working hard along with the library to make sure as many children as possible get to take advantage of this wonderful program.  Call the library if you have any questions.


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