Wednesday, June 1, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

The summer reading program for children and adults is themed On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! The teens’ theme is Get in the Game: The Amazing Reading Race.

Registration begins June 1 with a kick-off Fun Run/Walk for everyone from 5-7 p.m.

Along with their reading logs, MPL has
activities for the children daily at 2 p.m. Teens get to read their way around the world as they earn stamps in their reading passports. Adults get a reading race log that gives them challenges to complete over 8 weeks throughout the summer.  The summer reading program runs through August 12.

 Becky Hadley, Readers Advisor

Children and Teen Summer Activities

Register and pick up prizes for summer reading in the library foyer, at the Youth Help Desk, in the park, or at the Farmers’ Market.

*Mondays: Summer Art Institute at 2 p.m.
*Tuesdays: Meet the Book Wagon at the park (see schedule on back).
*Wednesdays: Food around the World at 2 p.m.
  Knitting and crocheting club at 3:30 p.m.
*Thursdays: Movies at 2 p.m.
*Fridays: Summer of Code, anytime from 9:15 a.m-2 p.m.
                  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
                  activities at 2 p.m.

*Mondays: Get in the Game at 2 p.m.
*Tuesdays: PG-PG 13 Movies at 2 p.m.
*Wednesdays: Olympic Snacks at 2 p.m.
*Thursdays: G-PG Movies at 2 p.m.
*Fridays: STEM Activities @ 2 p.m.

For All Ages
*Saturdays: Visit the Book Wagon at the Farmers’ Market between                    
                           9 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Read, Read, READ!

Any questions? Call the library at 232-1263, ext. 109.

  Kathryn Poulter, Children’s Librarian

Large Print Non-Fiction Has New Home

Recently there was a seismic shift on the 2nd floor here at the library. Did you feel the tremors? Entire shelves of books migrated, making way for the establishment of a new section of specialized books.

In the past, large print non-fiction was interfiled and shelved with
standard print non-fiction, making them difficult to discern. To assist our patrons in locating large print volumes, the decision was made in the early part of this year to gather them all together in one separately-shelved but equally-important collection. Since then, our shelving
expert Colleen has been working tirelessly to effect the transition,
completing it just in time for the summer reading season.

So, large print readers, rejoice! Your laborious days of hunting are over! Spend more time reading and less time searching! Browse, select, and borrow with ease from our new large print non-fiction section located right across from the elevator on the 2nd floor! Huzzah!

 Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

The Nerds

The Nerds is the name of the computer programming and coding club at Marshall Public Library. We have been meeting at 1-3 p.m. on
Saturdays. We are adding a meeting on Monday nights from 6-8 p.m.

Current participants are working with C++, Python, and Processing. If you want to learn coding or know something about it and want to share your knowledge, you are welcome! Call John at the library at 232-1263 ext. 106 for more details. See you there.

  John Bickelhaupt, Reference Librarian

Book Wagon Visits Parks

Come to the parks this summer to check out books and hear stories. You can even choose a book to keep forever.

June 7, June 28, July 19, August 9

Upper Ross Park 11:00 to 12:00
Raymond Park 12:15 to 1:00
Centennial Park 1:15 to 1:45
Indian Hills School 2:00 to 2:30

June 14, July 5, July 26

Caldwell Park 11:00 to 12:00
Alameda Park 12:15 to 1:00
Scardino Park 1:15 to 1:45
Gate City School 2:00 to 2:30

June 21, July 12, August 2

Bicentennial Park 11:00 to 12:00
Hawthorne Park 12:15 to 1:00
OK Ward Park 1:15 to 1:45

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Fling Book Fair

An elementary school staple is going online to lend a hand to Marshall Public Library.

Starting May 1, the library will host a five day, online book fair with the help of Barnes and Noble. Library supporters can go to and purchase books off the library’s wish list. Select a book to buy, enter the library’s book fair identification number, and enter the library’s address (113 S. Garfield Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83204) as the shipping address at checkout.

The online book fair will run through May 5 and the library’s book fair ID number is 11829900. These books will benefit children for years to come. For a copy of the library's wish list, call Amy Campbell at 232-1263 ext. 106.

On Your Mark , Get Set for Summer Reading!

On your mark, get set... for summer reading!

Join us for a fun walk/run to kick off summer reading on Wednesday, June 1. Meet at the library at 6 p.m. to journey to the Greenway and back to the library for healthy snacks afterwards.

Adults can join in the fun too! This is the eighth year that Marshall Public Library’s summer reading has been all-ages with programs for children, teens, and adults. Sign up starts in the lobby on June 1. On your mark, get set, READ!