Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2010 Summer Reading Programs

Water themes abound with summer reading programs for all ages at the Marshall Public Library. The program begins June 1, 2010 and ends August 13, 2010.

From pre-school through adults, the Library has reading programs and many reading related activities scheduled for the summer. There are incentives from books to t-shirts and many other prizes available to those who participate. There will also be book groups and movies for both grade schoolers and teens, as well as weekly art activities. Teens will culminate with a pirate scavenger hunt party August 13.

Check out the calendar at Marshall Public Library’s website at for more details.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Water Your Mind Summer Reading for Adults

Pocatello's Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., encourages all adults in the community to "Water Your Mind" with the Summer Reading Challenge 2010. Adult readers can join in the fun of the summer reading program and be good reading role models for the younger readers this summer. This program allows participants to read some of their favorite books and also encourages them to, perhaps, learn some trivia.

Registration begins June1, 2010. Each participant will receive a reading log to keep track of the books they read this summer. Along with the reading log, different challenges will be made available throughout the summer. Each time a participant finishes a challenge they will receive a small prize and will also be entered into a drawing that will be held at the conclusion of the program. The last day for all challenges to be completed and turned in is August 20, 2010. For more information, call Becky at the Library, 232-1263 x 41.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Storytimes at the Library

Storytimes at the Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello for preschoolers start up again Tuesday, May 11.

The calendar is as follows:

* Tuesday, May 11, Book Babies Storytime at 10 a.m. (0 to 24 months with a parent). Come join the fun with nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays, movement and books.

* Wednesday, May 12 (3-to 5-year-olds ) Storytime at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Come join in the fun for a 40- to 45-minute program filled with picture books, music, fingerplays, movement, some crafts, more books and fun!

* Thursday, May 13 (3-to 5-year-olds ) Storytime at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Come join in the fun for a 40- to 45-minute program filled with picture books, music, fingerplays, movement, some crafts, more books and fun!

* Thursday May 13, Terrific Twos at 11:30 a.m. (2-year-old with a parent ). Come join in the fun with nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays, movement and books

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MPL's New Website Debut

It’s been two years in the making, but the Library’s new website is finally here. Marshall Public Library's new Website went live on April 28, 2010 at
The new website was designed for ease of use in finding the information you need quickly. The website is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox. You can download that browser free at
As with most new websites, it will take a few weeks to remove the bugs, fix broken links, etc. A few of the pages are still under construction, but they will be available soon. Please let us know if you find something that doesn't work properly.
The Library's new website was created with you in mind. Take a look around, and leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page, or email We'd love to hear your feedback. And stop by the library to see all that we have to offer!

Summer Reading for All

CHILDREN: “Make a Splash, READ!” will have three sets of reading activities. Preschool-K; 1st- 3rd grade; and 4th-6th grade will be able to win up to two prizes throughout the summer by completing 5 activities for each prize. There will also be an Art Institute for grade school ages on Tuesdays at 2 pm, a movie afternoon on Thursdays at 2 pm, and a youth book group every other Friday.
TEENS: “Make Waves at Your Library!” All teens (or youth entering 7th through 12th grades), are invited to play BINGO for up to 3 prizes. We will have raffles for bowling passes, swimming passes, and CD coupons with a final Pirate Hunt Party. Additionally, an Early Week activity for teens will be held on Monday afternoons at 3 pm. Join us for crafts, a writer’s workshop, cosplay, water balloon volleyball and more! MOVIES for TEENS will be shown every other Friday afternoon at 3:30pm (PG-PG13 rating)! Watch our YA BLOG for detail.
ADULTS: “Water Your Mind, READ”, will have 4 challenges to choose from: A Reading Log, Book Review, Water quiz, and Crossword Puzzle. Each completed activity (up to one per month) will enter you into a book drawing at the end of the summer.
Kath Ann Hendricks, YA Librarian

Energy Efficiency Kits at the Library

Have you ever wondered how much energy your household appliances use? Come check out an Energy Efficiency Kit and find out.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries has partnered with Idaho Power, Avista Utilities, and Rocky Mountain Power to provide these kits to Idaho libraries.
The kits contain an instruction booklet, as well as a Kill-A-Watt meter to measure the energy used, all in a zippered pouch. The library has two kits available for check out. Ask staff at the circulation desk for more details or go to

Cecily Retires after 5 Years at Library

After working at MPL in circulation and interlibrary loan for five years, I am retiring on May 31. I will miss the personal contact with the patrons. I enjoyed discovering new authors and reading my old favorites.
After retiring, I’m going to do more reading and digging in dumpsters for treasures. I love yard sales and will be doing more of those.
Immediately after retiring, I am going to the coast for six weeks and on a Montana road trip. I’ll also be busy trying to sell my house. And, best of all, I will be hanging with my 3 kids, 9 grandkids, and 3 great-grandkids!
hCecily, Circulation Librarian