The public library is where place and possibility meet.

--Stuart Dybek


       *****June 7-July 29*****

Oceans of fun for kids (0-10ish), t(w)eens (11ish-18), and adults (18ish+)!

***A refrigerator-friendly July calendar is available to print.***Oceans of Possibilities banner

2022 Summer Passport
2022 Passport...front cover

Print out or pick up a passport at MPL.  

Travel to each location listed in the passport and find the letter hidden at each one.

Unscramble the 15 letters to decipher a secret message.

Write the message in your passport correctly and receive a goody bag!

Return completed passport to the Library Squad by Friday, August 12.

***Sponsored by the Friends of a Public Library.***

2022 Reading Challenges

Reading challenges for t(w)eens and adults are now available!  Read or listen to previously unread fiction/non-fiction young adult or adult books based on the categories outlined in each challenge and record the book titles in the space provided. Return the challenge(s) by Monday, January 9, 2023 to be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Pick Six! (6 books; quarterly challenge)
Paws to Read (24 book challenge)
Road Trip (50 book challenge)
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Hotspots Available

Need inHotspotternet service to complete homework, business, or personal tasks? Hotspots are now available to check-out for 3 weeks for adults with valid library cards.  Reserve a hotspot online via library account or call the library at (903) 935-4465.  

Questions?  Call (903) 935-4465.  Any Library Squad member will be happy to help!

Library Programs 

Children, t(w)eens and adult programming are back!  Join the Library Squad for storytime, crafternoons, game day, STEM fun, and more!  Visit the Programs tab for details and check out the refrigerator-friendly event calendar on the library's homepage. All programs are free and materials are supplied.

Have a suggestion for a program?  Email us--we're all ears!

2021-2025 Strategic Plan, Annual Goals, and Quarterly Reports

Highlights of current library programs and events as well as progress on the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan goals are shared with the Board of Trustees, City Council, and County Commissioners.

2020 Annual Report

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) annually participates in a national public library data collection system. The purpose of this system is to ensure the collection of comparable data in all states. The data is used for the creation of a composite report on the public libraries of the United States and for state-to-state comparisons by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It is seen and used by researchers as well as policymakers at all levels of government. This report is also used to accredit Texas public libraries and some data elements are used for that purpose. 

The 2021 Annual Report will be available in Fall 2022.

Curbside Service Available

Marshall Public Library is open to the public but we are happily providing curbside pick-up of library materials for anyone who needs this service.  Reserve your books online via your library account or call the library at (903) 935-4465.  

Library Curbside Pick-Up