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The Marshall County Public Library offers a space for young learners to explore, play, share, and grow. With year-round programs, plenty of opportunities for family literacy, and information help, we curate curiosity in ages 0-18 to help foster a lifelong love of learning.

Come visit us at all three of our branches for Story Hour and After-School programs for children and teens during the school year.  We have something for kids of all ages.

Story Hour @Calvert Story Hour @Benton Story Hour @Hardin
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 Thursdays from 10:00-11:00

 

 Elementary After School Program @Calvert  Elementary After School Program @Benton Elementary After School Program @Hardin 
 Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 Thursdays from 3:30-4:30

 

To get Youth Services updates and information sent to your phone, text IMAGINE to 270-318-7421.


Children's Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black

"In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas Eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which is made into a scarf just right for a mouse"

Egg 1@Calvert

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend by Dawn Quigley

"Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn--about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore"

Egg 1@Hardin

The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming

"Squirrel enjoys looking at the beautiful, colorful leaves, but everyday more and more disappear which makes him think someone is stealing them. Includes information on seasonal leaf loss in Autumn."


Young Adult Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

"When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?"

 

Egg 1@Calvert

Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley

"Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance... "

 

Egg 1@Hardin

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

"A great read for Native American Heritage Month. A mystery encompassing self-identity, heritage, family, and more."  -Olivia, Teen Librarian.

 


Resources

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten