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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.


Visit the link about to register for an account, then download the app to your device for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazine.


Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers



MPL on YouTube 


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For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.


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


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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!


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


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Who Do We Think We Are? Illinois - 200 Years and Counting

200 years ago, on December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the Union. Now is the perfect time to pay tribute to the amazing people, places, and things that are being BORN, BUILT & GROWN in Illinois every single day.  The Illinois Bicentennial will celebrate all that is great in Illinois: our history, our people, and our communities.
It is a Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity, and you are invited to join the celebration!  For more info, visit Illinois Bicentennial Celebration.

Be sure to reserve your seat as the Clark County Historical Society presents fun and historical facts about our state on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Dale McConchie meeting room.

Please register for the free program by calling the library or using the online registration form. Marshall Public Library is located at 612 Archer Avenue and is handicap accessible. Kindly give 24 hours notice if special accommodations are required.


Read Down Your Fines in August!

Hey, Kids! Anyone 18 years of age or under may come to Marshall Public Library during the month of August, and “read down” their late materials fines. This is a great way to have your library borrowing record cleared so you can check out materials again. Just come to the library and sign in at the circulation desk. You must actively read in the library where the staff can see you. For every 15 minutes you read silently in the library, you will have your fine reduced by $1.00. Lost materials charges are not eligible for this program; program is limited to patrons with Marshall Public Library cards.


The Buzz on Beekeeping

Beekeepers share all about beekeeping on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Dale McConchie meeting room. Learn why bees play an important role in pollination, how honey is made and what makes beekeeping such a fascinating recreational activity.

Please register for the free program by calling the library or using the online registration form. Marshall Public Library is located at 612 Archer Avenue and is handicap accessible. Kindly give 24 hours notice if special accommodations are required.


Shop Amazon - support the Friends of the Library!


The Friends of Marshall Public Library are now on Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a website (smile.amazon.com) operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Friends of Marshall Public Library. Simply use this link to begin donating today.



Marshall Public Library Renovations Coming Soon!


Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce plans to renovate the library’s main level. For many years the library has been saving funds for a renovation project. In 2015, Edwin (Sonny) Daly former local resident, member of the Handy Writer’s Colony, and published author, donated $100,000 to the library upon his death. This money, combined with the library’s equivalent savings, made it possible to consider the idea of renovating the library’s main floor.

In January 2017, the Board of Trustees selected EWR Architects and Associates to begin a renovation plan. In April 2018 the library received word from Illinois State Library that the Live and Learn Construction Grant application for which they applied would be awarded to the library. With sufficient funds and renovation plans in place, the library will begin renovations later this summer. Renovations will include several updated features that will better assist library patrons with disabilities and overall library experience. The main features of the renovation include: a vestibule at the entrance of the library, a relocated circulation desk with added head librarian office, a new maker space/study room, a staff handicap accessible restroom, new flooring and paint, an enhanced genealogy area, increased seating and a new floor layout. Full size poster models of the renovations are now available for viewing at the library and at City Hall. The library will remain open during renovations.

To view a short video showing upcoming renovation plans, check out Marshall Public Library on Youtube.


"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 coffee and a light snack. Upcoming featured books include:


Upcoming Selections

August 2018: The Life She Was Given – Ellen Marie Wiseman

September 2018: An American Family - Khizr Khan

October 2018: Bookshop of Yesterdays – Amy Meyerson


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


Have a suggestion for a future Book Chat featured selection? Please let us know by filling out the suggestion form.


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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