Board of Trustees Application

In order to provide quality library service to Marshall County, the Marshall County Public Library System requires a working team of a Library Director and a Board of Trustees who are informed and make the necessary decisions.  It is critical that each person appointed to the Board of Trustees be willing to perform the duties of a trustee.  As per KRS, Trustees receive no payment for their work.

The Board of Trustees is composed of five members who are appointed Marshall County Judge Executive from names submitted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the Kentucky Library Commissioner.  The term of office is four years, and a Trustee may fill an unexpired term and/or serve for two consecutive terms (four-years each).  The Board will actively seek applicants to fill any vacancy which occurs.

Prospective Trustees should be aware of the following criteria which will be used by the other Board members of the Marshall County Public Library in evaluating candidates for the vacant position.  A Trustee must:

  1. Commit the time that is necessary to carry out the duties of a Trustee.  This includes time to become and stay knowledgeable about public library issues, to attend Board meetings, and to carry out Board assignments. 
  2. Understand that missing more than three meetings in one (annual) year means they are no longer on the Board.
  3. Be genuinely interested in public libraries and understand the importance of public libraries in meeting the educational, informational, recreational needs of the community.
  4. Understand the local community, its social and cultural needs, and be willing to communicate those needs to the Board.
  5. Be able to work with others to reach a common goal.
  6. Be open-minded, intellectually curious, and respectful of the opinions of others.
  7. Have the courage to plan creatively and direct the effective implementation of those plans.
  8. Be able to withstand pressures and prejudice that would restrict or prevent equal library service to all.


  • Attend and participate in all board meetings; support board decisions.
  • Know the needs of the Library in relation to the community.
  • Be an advocate for the Library.
  • Plan for the future by determining the purposes and goals of the Library.
  • Actively support public library legislation in the state and nation.
  • Awareness of the services of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

If a candidate has questions or requires additional information, please contact a Trustee or attend a Board meeting.  Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. in the meeting room @Benton.

Click HERE to fill out an application.

Young Adult Floating Collection

Teachers: If you would like to borrow any of these materials, contact the Young Adult Librarian
by filling out this form.  


Title Author
Band of Brothers Ambrose, Stephen E
Chains Anderson, Laurie Halse
Forge Anderson, Laurie Halse
Speak Anderson, Laurie Halse
The Pox Party Anderson, M.T.
Ship Breaker Bacigalupi, Paolo
The Called Themselves KKK Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Freedom Riders Bausum, Ann
The White Cat Black, Holly
Spies of Mississippi Bowers, Rick
Flyboys Bradley, James
Going Bovine Bray, Libba
A Great and Terrible Beauty Bray, Libba
The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod, bks 1-4 Brewer, Heather
Code Talker Bruchac, Joseph
Ender's Game Card, Orson Card
Graceling Cashore, Kristin
Marked Cast, PC
Mortal Instruments series, bks 1-3 Clare, Cassandra
Clockwork Angel Clare, Cassandra
Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan
Hunger Games series, bks 1-3 Collins, Susan
Matched Condie, Ally
Mare's War Davis, Tanita S
Just Listen Dessen, Sarah
Perfect Chemistry Elkeles, Simone
Washington's Crossing Fischer, David Hackett
The Diary of Anne Frank Frank, Anne
One Hundred Young Americans Franzini, Michael
Beautiful Creatures Garcia, Kami & Margaret Stohl
Looking for Alaska Green, John
An Abundance of Katherines Green, John
Paper Towns Green, John
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Green, John and David Levithan
Among the Hidden Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Ouran High School Host Club, v 1-3 Hatori, Bisco
Seabiscuit Hillenbrand, Laura
Hetalia: Axis Powers Himaruya, Hidekaz
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Hoose, Phillip M
Crank Hopkins, Ellen
Impulse Hopkins, Ellen
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories Janeczko, Paul B
13 Little Blue Envelopes Johnson, Maureen
The Bermudez Triangle Johnson, Maureen
Suite Scarlett Johnson, Maureen
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Angel, Ann
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Martin Luther
Carrie King, Stephen
The Shining King, Stephen
Naruto, v 1-3 Kishimoto, Masashi
Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson Klass, Sheila Solomon
Bleach, v 1-3 Kubo, Tite
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks Lockhart, E.
Rot & Ruin Maberry, Jonathan
Wicked Lovely Marr, Melissa
Life of Pi Martel, Yann
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer McBride, Lish
The White Darkness McCaughrean, Geraldine
 Novel: 1776 McCullough, David G
Sabriel Nix, Garth
Rosa Parks: My Story Parks, Rosa
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth Partridge, Elizabeth
Maximum Ride series, bks 1-3 Patterson, James
Anna and the French Kiss Perkins, Stephanie
Life As We Knew It Pfeffer, Susan Beth
My Sister's Keeper Picoult, Jodi
Terrier Pierce, Tamora
Your Own, Sylvia Hemphill, Stephanie
Nation Pratchett, Terry
Cast Two Shadows Rinaldi, Ann
The Lightning Thief Riordan, Rick
Eleanor, Quiet No More Rappaport, Doreen
Every Bones Tells a Story Rubalcaba, Jill
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Ryan, Carrie
It Gets Better Savage, Dan and Terry Miller
Romeo x Juliet COM
Pretty Little Liars Shepard, Sara
Unwind Shusterman, Neal
Dear John Sparks, Nicholas
The Last Song Sparks, Nicholas
A Walk to Remember Sparks, Nicholas
Shiver Stiefvater, Maggie
The Help Stockett, Kathryn
The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, JRR
The Thief Turner, Megan Whalen
Leviathan Westerfeld, Scott
Uglies Westerfeld, Scott
One Crazy Summer Williams-Garcia, Rita
The Monstrumologist Yancey, Richard
American Born Chinese Yang, Gene Luen
Story of a Girl Zarr, Sara
The Book Thief Zusak, Markus





NOOK: eBooks from OverDrive

Getting Started

You can install OverDrive Media Console (OMC) from the NOOK store on a NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, or HD+. These NOOK devices are based on Android, so you can use Android instructions to borrow and enjoy titles using OMC. Please use this article for those Android-based NOOKs.

The guide below is for NOOK models other than the Color, Tablet, HD, and HD+.

What you need

  • The USB cable for your NOOK

  • Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac

  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software

    Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer to transfer library eBooks to your NOOK. You will also need to authorize your computer and your NOOK with an Adobe ID.

  2. Browse, check out, and download titles on your computer

    First, open our library's digital collection website (find it here) on your computer.

    Next, check out and download an EPUB or PDF eBook.

  3. Transfer and enjoy

    Library eBooks will download and open in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). From there, transfer eBooks to your NOOK.

    Note: The NOOK HD and HD+ do not support transfers from ADE. If you have one of these devices, install OMC and borrow titles directly from your NOOK.

    Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can open and read it like you would any other eBook on your NOOK.

Guide retrieved from OverDrive's Self-Assist Portal