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Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers

Tales Press



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Home Library Resources

Library Resources

Little Library Outposts

Thanks to an Eagle Scout candidate, several volunteers and three organizations, four “Little Library Outposts” have been placed in locations outside of Marshall for anyone to use.  These pint-sized libraries are mounted on a post and look a bit like large bird houses.  They contain a variety of books for different interests and ages that anyone can borrow.  There is no need to “check out” books from the little libraries because they are all donated books or materials that have been deleted from Marshall Public Library’s collection. The hope is that a person might find an interesting book, take it home to read it, and then return it for someone else to enjoy.  A person might also put a book in that they are finished reading and no longer want to keep. 

 The Little Library Outposts are located at Mill Creek Park, at Lincoln Trail Park, in Clark Center not far from Yargus Manufacturing, and in Dennison.

 The first Little Library Outpost was constructed by volunteer Ray Cown of Marshall. 

 Trevor Kellum, son of Vaughn and Terri Kellum of Dennison, organized and carried out the construction of the remaining three libraries and the placement and finishing of all four as his Eagle Scout project.  Trevor’s fellow Troop 276 scouts and their parents assisted. Thanks to Bob and Barb Hedges, Jared Green, Tom Hintz, Jim Jaeger, Dan Garner,Marshall Area Public Library District, Friends of Marshall Public Library, Kirchner Building Center, Hopkins Construction, and Karen Cown for their assistance with various parts of the project as well.



AR BookFinder is here!

Hey Kids and Parents!!  You can search for Accelerated Reader book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for in the blank field and click Go. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search. Just go to this link:  http://www.arbookfind.com/.


Local Authors

Authors from the Marshall, Illinois Area

There have been numerous books published by authors from the Clark County area, including James Jones who wrote From Here to Eternity and  The Thin Red Line.  Many other works were also produced at the Handy Writer's Colony where James spent some time, but there are numerous other works by additional authors native to the Marshall area.  A list of those works compiled by the library and the Clark County Historical Society is available here.



Local History Resources

Local history resources at the library include:

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from 1897 and 1912
  • Microfilm of all local newspapers since the Civil War
  • Marshall High School Year Books
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