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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

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Egg 1@Calvert

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

"After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up."

Egg 1@Hardin

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

"On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun."


Young Adult Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Winter Town by Stephen Emond

"Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who grew apart after years of seeing one another only during Christmas break, begin a romance at age seventeen but his choice to mindlessly follow his father's plans for an Ivy League education rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and her more destructive choices in the wake of family problems, pull them apart."

 

Egg 1@Calvert

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

"A thrilling fantasy set in the Arctic.

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North."

 

Egg 1@Hardin

I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt

"A cute holiday romance that includes ballet, babysitting, and the perfect Christmas setting...a ski resort!" 

-Olivia, Teen Librarian.

 


Resources

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten