A drawing will be held for a free [frozen] turkey from King
Brothers in Benton to be given away on November 22!
Sign up at any branch of the
Marshall County Public Library!
Summer Reading Program Parents, the library needs your feedback!
Please fill out our survey by August 30th, and we will submit your name for a chance to win a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card!
CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SURVEY or you can find it under the Children's Programming section of our Programming page.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN LEGO ADVENTURE!
WHERE: Marshall Co Public Library @Benton
DAY: Thursday, November 7
TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Please register by Nov. 1 -- unregistered
participants will not be turned away.
Want to submit a Lego creation in the Library's 3rd Lego Creation Competition?
Pick up an Entry form at any of the branches or online @ www.marshallcolibrary.org, but bring your creation to @Benton before November 7!!!!
Thank you to everyone who donated during our Fine Forgiveness Week. Our library system accepted school supply items in exchange for waiving borrowers' fines during the first week in August. Approximately 400 items were donated to the 3 branches and then divided among the county resource centers.
"We strive to find opportunities that allow patrons to give back to the community. Providing fine forgiveness week allows fines to be removed and still offers them a way to help out others in Marshall County," says Kristi Tucker, MCPL Director.
Need help with your camera?
Join us at the Marshall County Public Library as members of the
Marshall County Photography Club share their expertise with
anyone wishing to understand their camera better!
Please bring your digital camera & the camera's operating manual.
DATE: October 26, 2013
LOCATION: Marshall Co Public Library, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton
Make some memories with us at Family Night!
Monday, September 9th, 4:30 - 6:00PM
@Benton - Furry Friends Fiesta featuring Nature's Nightlife, The Agility Dogs, Dora the Explorer and Face Painting
@Calvert City - Star Wars featuring Star Wars-themed games and activities. Get your picture made in the Foto Fun Booth
@Hardin - Fur, Scales, and Tales featuring Nature's Nightlife Animal Show and Barnyard Buddies Petting Zoo
The GED test is changing January 1, 2014
Did you know that there are 16,000 Kentuckians who have passed parts, but not all, of the current GED test? Because the GED test is changing January 1, 2014, these individuals' hard-earned scores will expire at the end of this year.
Of these folks, 2,600 have passed every section except for math, and Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) and KET partnered to develop targeted curriculum for adult educators to help these individuals. Visit Kentucky Adult Education's website to find out more!
Students in grades K-6 are invited to join our youth services librarians for After School Programs with books, games, and more starting September 3rd!
Tuesdays with Ms. Hayley @Calverty City at 3:30PM
Wednesdays with Ms. Beth @Benton at 3:30PM
Thursdays with Ms. Trish @Hardin at 3:30PM
Join Ms. Hayley for a special Halloween After-School Program Event!
WHERE: Marshall Co Public Library @Calvert City
DATE: Tuesday, October 29
TIME: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am
Benton, KY – It’s not every day you see a woman read minds or a man escape from a straight jacket, but on October 25 approximately thirty teenagers experienced just that and more at the Marshall County Public Library.
“We wanted to give area teens something new and different to do on a Friday night,” said Tammy Blackwell, Young Adult Librarian. “The Impossible Magic Show was a great way for teens to get into the Halloween spirit and have a good time in a safe environment.”
Impossible Magic is an award-winning illusionist show featuring Reed and Ashton Masterson. Over the course of the one-hour show, they performed many different tricks, often inviting members from the audience up on stage as assistants.
The library offers regular programs for students in grades 7-12 at all three branches in addition to various special programs throughout the year. For more information, please visit their website at www.marshallcolibrary.org or call your local branch of the Marshall County Public Library.
August 5 - 10 is Back-to-School!
Bring in new, unused Fiskar Scissors, 8 Count Markers, Pencil Boxes, or Glue Sticks and have any late fees* forgiven. All Donations Go To The Marshall County Resource Center To Help Children In Our Community.
*Fine Forgiveness only applies to returned material. Lost or damaged material fees cannot be removed. Fine forgiveness for late fees exceeding $20.00 must be approved by a Branch Manager.
Who: Students in grades K-12
What: Painted Pumpkins (No carved pumpkins!)
Where: MCPL @Benton
When: Drop off Oct. 21-25, Judging Oct. 25 (Pumpkins can be picked up on Oct. 26)
Why: Awards! Scariest, Funniest, Staff Favorite, & Technical Award!
For more information, please contact Ms. Beth or Lenisa at the Marshall County Public Library @Benton!
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with games, prizes, and a special hypnotism demonstration by Professor Darshwood. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Open to students in grades 7-12.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
5:30pm - 8:00pm
October 16, 2013
11:00am - 1:00pm @Benton
Benton, KY -- Open enrollment for kynect, Kentucky’s new health insurance marketplace, began on October 1, but there are still a lot of questions about what it is, who qualifies, and how to apply. On Wednesday, October 16, the Marshall County Public Library gathered a panel of experts to address those questions.
“The Affordable Care Act is a major change in how we access health care in America,” says Ginger Russell, Adult Services Librarian for the Marshall County Public Library. “There is a lot of information floating aroun, but you don’t always know who to trust or where to get answers. Our Lunch and Learn session was organized to help the people in our community get the facts they need.”
The panel included Temple Hill and Jackie Eubanks of West Kentucky Allied Services, Crystal Reid of Western Rivers Insurance, Robert Goff of Denton & Keuler Law Firm, and Deborah Blakenship of Life Associates. Each panel member leant his or her expertise on the subject of the Affordable Care Act to a discussion that included an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Hill and Eubanks, both of whom work as kynectors, were on-hand after the event to help people begin the enrollment process.
According to Eubanks, there are several pieces of information you need before beginning the enrollment process. A picture ID, social security numbers and birth dates of all members of your household, policy numbers and contact persons of the insurance plan provided by your employer (if there is one), and income tax information from the previous year as well as what you anticipate to have on this year’s income taxes are all needed to complete the enrollment process.
In Marshall County there are several avenues of assistance available to anyone who needs it. Sue Hood, a kynector, will be available at the West Kentucky Allied Services office at 1107 Poplar Street in Benton on Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. There are also several local insurance agents who are kynect certified and can help with choosing one of the available plans. Appointments are recommended for both the kynectors and insurance agents.
The Affordable Care Act session was held as part of the Marshall County Public Library’s Lunch and Learn series, which is a free educational program open to the public. The next session, which is scheduled for February 19.
The Waggin' Tails Tutor program gives students a fun and unique opportunity to practice their reading skills in a calm, nonthreatening environment. Come in and let your child read to one of the therapy dogs who will be on hand.
Thursday, July 18th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 12th
10:30am - 2:00pm @Benton
Nothing says fall like getting creative with pumpkins! On October 12, patrons enjoyed a pumpkin painting workshop with Ms. Beth, the Youth Services Librarian @Benton.
Patrons could come at any time during the program and leave when they finished their pumpkins. More than 30 families attended the event, which took place in the Library’s meeting room. Attendees enjoyed festive snacks while the Library provided paint, brushes, and other art supplies for individuals to paint their pumpkins.
Check out more pictures on our Facebook page. http://goo.gl/FCnJQS
The Tail Waggin' Tutors program gives students a fun and unique opportunity to practice their reading skills in a calm, nonthreatening environment. Come in and let your child read to one of the therapy dogs who will be on hand.
Monday, August 26th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Do you have the smartest card?
September is National Library Card Month! -- Lost your library card? Get a free replacement during September!
UPDATE: During National Library Card Month we replaced almost 200 library cards!
MCPL @Benton is preparing for the next Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday, August 21st.
Shea Nickell will present an entertaining and informative program on Paducah native and 35th Vice President of the United States, Alben Barkley.