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.

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


During the school year, visit the library for our After-School program.

 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


To get Youth Services updates and information sent to your phone, text IMAGINE to 270-318-7421.

Children's Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre

Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall.

Egg 1@Calvert

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert 

man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.

Egg 1@Hardin

Nuts to You! by Louis Ehlert

"A squirrel sneaks into a city apartment and a young child tries to come up with a solution that will help the squirrel find its way back outside."

Young Adult Suggested Reading

Egg 1@Benton

Absolutely Normal by Various Authors

"This book contains several short stories by multiple authors addressing a range of mental health issues. "

-Olivia, Teen Librarian



Egg 1@Calvert

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


"This book centers around a boy who writes letters to an unknown person. Throughout the story there is discussion of mental health issues." 

-Olivia, Teen Librarian


Egg 1@Hardin

We are Okay by Nina LaCour

Marin has picked up and left everything behind in California, carrying only her phone, her wallet, and a picture of her mother. Now she's in college, and her former friend Mabel is coming to visit. Marin will be forced to confront her grief and the truths that caused her to flee her home.





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