Online Catalog (OPAC)
Electronic Resources

Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers



MPL on YouTube 


An award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.


Free access in the library or remote.
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.


Password inside library:  marshall
Password from anywhere outside of the library:



ancestry logo

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



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.


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.


Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies - salary details, company reviews, and interview questions.


Use your library barcode to log-in.


Home Kids and Parents
*** For Kids and Parents ***

Hammerhead Shark Exhibit

Experience the epic life of Harriet Hammerhead, a great hammerhead shark at Marshall Public Library. This free exhibit awarded through the Paly Foundation is on display now in the library’s Hasten Room through July 14th. Take a peek inside Harriet's diary to explore hammerhead sharks and their importance as apex predators and keystone species of the world's oceans. Visitors will learn what makes hammerheads some of the most unusual fish around and why ocean ecosystems all over the world depend on hammerheads and other sharks to thrive. While reading about Harriet’s life enjoy a life size Hammerhead shark drawing with photo booth compliments of Jarod Green, an ocean themed display compliments of Christian Fellowship Church, educational videos, books, games and more!


Reading By Design - 2017 Summer Reading @ MPL


Children ages 13 and under will enjoy weekly activities designed to prevent the “summer lag”.  Registration will begin Monday, May 22nd with a special Street Fair on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00 PM in front of the library.

Weekly programs will feature family friendly movies, programs, crafts, snacks, rewards, and more!  Enjoy Family Movies @ the Library each Tuesday, June 6th—June 27th at 2:00pm, every Wednesday special programs, June 7th—July 5th at 2:00 pm and each Thursday “Craftivity”, June 8th-July 6th at 2:00 pm (ages 4 & up).

Participants will be invited to a Reward Party on Friday, July 14th at 10:30 am for those ages 13 under and who turned in at least one reading log.

 Please register for all programming, seating is limited. You can register in the library, by calling (217) 826 - 2535 or by using the online registration forms.

Family Movie Afternoons


Yummy Snack

Ocean Adventures: Australian Great White Shark



Fun Online Computer Class for Kids

Code.org aims to bring computer coding into daily life all around the world. Users start in the "Learn an Hour of Code"section;. with 20 puzzles in total, students not only gain coding skills through the dragging process, but also practice problem-solving skills. Much like a video game, each puzzle helps students viewtheir progress and build upon learned skills. Code.org also offers a 15- to20-hour "K-8 Intro to Computer Science" course.


Toddler Time with Mother Goose

Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Toddler Time with Mother Goose. This program is a fast-paced fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The program is geared towards children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Visit the  Mother Goose on the Loose website to learn more about this wonderful programs and the benefits for children and their caregivers.

'Family Matters' Reading Games and Tips

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center mission is to build upon families' strengths,

empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with

disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities. 

They have provided the following information and handouts to help parents raise great readers.



           What exactly is literacy and how can parents support its development?


Literacy is quite simply the ability to read and write. The National Institutes of Health estimates that one in five children has serious difficulties learning to read...and are at risk for failure in school and in life. Reading is the foundation for a good education. A skill which offers lifelong benefits and pleasure. Unlike language, which comes naturally to children, reading is a complex learned task and can be difficult for some children to learn. Educators believe that parents, and the reading opportunities they provide for their children, greatly influence a child’s reading development. Parental efforts are viewed as a valuable reading development resource. Families want their children to succeed in school and in life. They know that learning to read is an important step in a child’s path to success.



Activities that Older Kids May Like

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Games

Phonics Ideas and Games

Sight Word Games to Make at Home

Vocabulary and Miscellaneous Games


Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Websites are updated regularly and include selections about animals, the arts, history and biography, literature and languages, mathematics and computers, social sciences, and science.

Sites include mnay eduactional elements in a fun way with games, pictures, videos and more!





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