Exchange Food for Fines in November
If you owe a fine for late materials at Marshall Public Library – no matter how large or small – you can exchange it for a few cans of food for the local food bank from November 1 through November 29th. “Food for Fines” gives anyone owing the library a fine for late books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, or audio tapes the opportunity to have the charges erased from their library card record and to have their library borrowing privileges restored. If any “lost” library materials are returned, the materials charges will be converted to overdue fines which may also be waived by donating food items.Please bring in at least one non-perishable food item for every $5.00 in fines owed and we will donate the food to the Marshall Food and Clothing Bank. It’s a great way to help the community, the library, and yourself!
American Girl Doll Raffle!
Friends of the Library are holding a drawing on Saturday, December 6th at 4:45 for the 2014 American Girl Doll of the Year, Isabelle. Tickets are available for purchase now through December 6th at Marshall Public Library. Ticket cost is $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Please stop by today to purchase your tickets!
Mark your calendar for Sunday December 14th for the annual American Girl Christmas Tea party for ages 6 years and older. Registration begins December 1st!
"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:
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 or click here to register if you plan to attend. Marshall Rotary Club and Evelyn Knowles Foundation generously fund this program.
Preserve Your Historic Photos of Marshall
The Friends of Marshall Public Library are planning a scanning event to help preserve old street and building pictures of Marshall. Anyone owning such photos is invited to participate. Marshall Main Street and Clark County Historical Society are working with Friends of the Library on this important project.
The objective is preservation of older pictures that will deteriorate with time and also could be destroyed by fire, tornado, flood, etc. The initial project will ask for pictures that include houses, barns, businesses, sheds, and other outbuildings. If you have an old picture of Uncle Henry on his horse or Aunt Minnie modeling a new Easter bonnet that includes a building of any kind in Marshall it is a candidate for scanning and preserving. Wouldn’t you like to know what Marshall looked like many years ago?
In January, more information and a date will be given. All pictures you bring in will be scanned in your presence and a copy will be provided on your personal flash drive or CD. There will be no damage to the picture and you may take it home with you. With the holidays approaching, it will be a good time to ask visiting relatives if they have old pictures that should be preserved.
For more information, call the library at 217/826-2535.