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, and be sure to sign up for our Summer Reading Program for reading challenges, events, games, and prizes all summer long! We have something for kids of all ages.

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

Children's Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Octopus's Garden by Ringo Starr

Presents a picture book rendering of the classic Beatles song and includes an accompanying CD recording and audio reading by the song's writer.

Egg 1@Calvert

Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds

A scurvy pirate crew, led by Burnt Beard, finds trouble when they try to hide their treasure in Old Cheyenne and have some miscommunication with Black Bob McKraw and his posse.

Egg 1@Hardin

Where the Ocean Meets the Sand by Beth Costanzo

"Reading this book is like taking a walk on the sandy beach of a tropical island or your favorite shore. Simply look around and describe what you see! Learn to observe, appreciate, and pay attention to every little detail of the beautiful landscape around you ...This little treasure book is perfect for your sandy adventurers!"

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.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Summer Reading Program Information

Click Here to download the elementary schedule.
Click Here to download the teen schedule and click here to sign up!
Teens, click here to record your summer reading points and earn Teen Tickets.