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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.



Home Library Programs


Erin Okomato Protsman’s “Without Due Process”

On Thursday, March 29th at 6:30 pm Erin Okamoto Protsman from Purdue University Northwest will share her family's unique connection to World War II and Japanese internment camps  by presenting her documentary Without Due Process. Please call the library or use the online form to reserve your seat.

If you are unable to attend on the documentary on the 29th it will also be shown at Vigo County Public Library on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:00 pm EST.

This program is held in conjunction with this year's Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The 2018 Big Read features Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine. Stop in the library today and pick up your free copy of the book!


Traveling Gravemarker talks unusual gravestones

Michael McNerney of Carbondale had no idea what a strange journey was beginning years ago when he and friend Herb Meyer found an unusual tombstone in a Pope County cemetery. Curiosity about people, their migrations and their artifacts came naturally to the archaeologist and he began what would be a several year journey to hundreds of marked graves in the United States.

 McNerney’s book "A Shape in Time and Space: Tracking the Necked Discoid Grave Marker," describes the types of grave stones, their distribution and how often it was family and personal preference, not religious considerations, that determined the style of headstones.

 Author Michael McNerny will share his journey to marking gravestones and how it led him to the Livingston Cemetery at Marshall Public Library on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 PM.

 For more information or to register for the program at Marshall Public Library, please call 217-826-2535 or use the online form.


Writing Workshop with Donald Jennermann

Interested in writing? Unsure how to begin? Join us Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00-6:00 pm as author and poet Donald L. Jennerman leads participants through a free writing workshop at the library. Jennerman has published five volumes of poetry and was Professor of Emeritus of Classics and Humanities at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN for more than three decades. Jennerman’s passion for writing and helping others makes this an excellent opportunity for aspiring writers to get first hand feedback and advice from a published author.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age and are encouraged, but not required, to bring one to two paragraphs of a short story.  Seating is limited for this free program. Please register in advance. Writing paper and pencils will be provided.

To register for this free program you may call the library at 217-826-2535 or use the online form.


Get Powered with STREAM at Marshall Public Library

Children grades third through sixth may register at Marshall Public Library for a free STREAM program held monthly the third Tuesday of the month from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM beginning September 19th through April 17th, excluding months November and December. 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 required each month for this free program. Students who need transportation from North School may use the school bus to get to the library, please indicate this need when registering with the library and send a note to the school the day of the program.

 To register you may call the library at 217-826-2535


Connecting Generations Mentoring Program

Would you like one-on-one help to learn how to use the Internet or other technology?

Connecting Generations mentoring program can help! This free program matches adults with student volunteers to learn technology and is a community partnership between Marshall Public Library, Marshall High School, Harlan Hall, the local University of Illinois extension, and East Central Illinois Development Corporation. One-on-one mentoring sessions are conducted at the library with library computers or you may bring your own laptop, Ipad, ereader, etc.

Learn internet skills such as how to send and receive pictures and emails, stay in contact with friends or family who no longer live close by, explore interesting websites to search for weather, health information, news, and much more. Or learn more about your e-reader or cell phone! For more information or to set up a mentoring appointment, call the library today at 217 - 826 - 2535.


Free Tax Assistance Available by Appointment

Free tax assistance is again available at Marshall Public Library to taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.  Volunteers have been trained through the AARP Tax-Aide program in cooperation with the IRS and will provide this confidential tax preparation service at no charge. 

Assistance is by appointment only and will take place in the library.  This service will be available from February 6th and continue through April 17th.   Persons interested in receiving free tax assistance should call the library to schedule an appointment on or after January 19th. Assistance will be available during select hours each week. 

Please bring a photo id, copy of last year’s income tax forms and all supporting documentation.  For more info, see "What to Bring to Your Tax Appointment."  The volunteers will not complete business or farm returns.  


A very limited supply of tax forms will be available at the library for free while quantities last.  Most forms can be downloaded from the IRS website at www.irs.gov/forms, which may be done at the library for a small printing fee.

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