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



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Marshall area newspapers from 1864 - present (free, no log-in required)


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.


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Home Library Resources

Library Resources

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), a wonderful new electronic reference tool,  is now available through the library website.  It gives online access 24/7 to more than 330 encyclopedias and other reference books, all written by reputable scholars in their fields.

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