September 9, 2014 - Family Night



Family Night at the Library Attracts 700 People


               Benton, Ky – Pete the Cat, Mario, and a singing fox were just a few of the attractions at the Marshall County Public Library’s seventh annual Family Night at the Library. All three branches of the library system provided entertainment, snacks, and free books as part of Marshall County’s Family Week.

               “Family Night has turned into a major event for the library,” says Lenisa Jones, @Benton Branch Manager. “Hundreds of people pour into our three branches, some of who have never visited our library before. Everyone gets a chance to learn more about what we offer while partaking in free, family-oriented programs.”

               This year’s entertainment included animal shows, face painting, games, a bounce house, and a special appearance by children’s book hero, Pete the Cat. All children in attendance received a free book. Each library also offered snacks and door prizes.

               “The library has so much to offer families in our community,” says Jones. “People tend to think of libraries as stuffy places filled with musty books, but the modern library is buzzing with activity. There is always something going on, and with an ever-growing collection of new books, audiobooks, movies, and games, there is something for every taste and need.”

               The Marshall County Public Library consists of three branches - @Benton, @Calvert City, and @Hardin – and a bookmobile. In addition to Family Night, they offer programs for children and adults throughout the year. For more information on the Marshall County Public Library and the services and programs they offer, visit them online at