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

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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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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:
remote

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Find your ancestors’ stories.
Discover yours.
For use only in library. 
No username/password needed.

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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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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.
 

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

September 2018: An American Family by Khizr Khan

October 2018: Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

November 2018: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

December 2018: Christmas at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson

 

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.

 

Get Powered with STREAM at Marshall Public Library

Children grades third through sixth may register with Marshall Public Library for a free STREAM program held monthly the third Tuesday of the month from after school to 4:00 PM beginning September 18th through April, excluding November. 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 limited and required each month for this free program. The program will be held at North School immediately after school until 4:00 PM. Guardians must send a note to the school the day of the program and pick up their child at North School promptly at 4:00 PM.

 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.
 

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!

 
                 
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