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

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

Children's Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

Egg 1@Calvert

The Pigeon has to go to School by Mo Willems

"The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him."

Egg 1@Hardin

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

"The famous mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back for his first day of school. Only Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond could make school this much fun! A perfect addition to the classic and beloved series—be sure to collect them all!"

Young Adult Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

"The first of a trilogy, this novel will keep you wondering whodunit. A teenage podcaster sets her sights on uncovering all her town’s secrets, while trying to dodge being a true crime story herself. For teens who love a thrill." -Olivia, Teen Librarian. 

Egg 1@Calvert

Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke

"A graphic novel of a 13-year-old who has much to learn about her family and new life; this is for fans of mythology, mystery, Rick Riordan and Raina Telgemeier. Can you solve all the clues before Karen?" -Olivia, Teen Librarian.

Egg 1@Hardin

Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon

"A book that covers love, loss, and self-identity, Sunny G’s story is not only loveable but relatable. This is for teens who love all things cosplay, nerdy, reckless, and fun. Make a rash decision to pick this up!" -Olivia, Teen Librarian.


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