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


 Teen After School Program @Hardin Teen After School Program @Benton Teen After School Program @Calvert
 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

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

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

"Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying in this thriller full of twists and secrets." -Olivia, Teen Librarian. 

The Inheritance Games is part of a triology. Check out The Hawthorne Legacy next!

Egg 1@Calvert

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

"A middle grade graphic novel that centers around self-identity, growing up, and school plays" -Olivia, Teen Librarian.

Can't get enough? Check out Guts, Smile, or Sisters next! 

Egg 1@Hardin

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets fo the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

"Two unlikely friends come together to learn more about growing up, their families, and more in this coming of age story."  -Olivia, Teen Librarian.

P.S. if you are a fan of Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates the audiobook version!


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