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BOOK BABIES

  • Time:  Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Location:  Story Time Room on the main floor of the Marshall Public Library.
  • Invited:  Babies (0-24 months) and their parent(s). All babies must be accompanied by an adult lap.
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Purpose:
    • To help your child start early with books and enhance his/her language development.
    • To help yourself learn more about children and have the opportunity to meet other parents and babies.
    • To encourage an early start with books and other language activities.
    • To provide an adult language model for the participating adults.
    • To attract new library users—young parents, non-reading parents, single parents and teen parents.
    • To provide socialization opportunity for parents and infants.
    • To improve library service to all members of families—grandparents and other children.
    • To provide experts to speak on topics of interest to parents of infants and toddlers.

TERRIFIC TWOS

  • Time:  Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Location:  Story Time Room on the main floor of the Marshall Public Library.
  • Invited:  This program is designed especially for your active two-year-olds. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Activities:  It is filled with songs, finger plays, activities and, of course, books.
  • Purpose:
    • A great opportunity for parents to meet other parents of two-year-olds and learn some fun things that can be done at home.
    • A great time to get your child interested in coming to the library and establishing a lifelong love for books.

3–5-YEAR-OLD STORY TIME

  • Time:  Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Story Time Room on the main floor of the Marshall Public Library.
  • Invited:  3–5-year-olds.
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Length:  Each program lasts 40–45 minutes.
  • Activities:  Each program is theme based and uses numerous books in addition to finger plays, poems, prop stories, songs, and audiovisuals.
  • Purpose:  This program gives kids the opportunity to interact with other children their age and enjoy the best books.

FAMILY STORY TIME

  • Time:  Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Story Time Room on the main floor of the Marshall Public Library.
  • Invited:  The entire family.
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Length:  Each drop-in program lasts 30 minutes.
  • Activities:  Family Story Time is a program for the entire family, which includes stories, gentle movement, music, and rhymes.

FIRST GRADE VISITS IN OCTOBER

Every October, Marshall Public Library is happily overrun by first graders! Why? October is the month when all the elementary schools in our district bring their 1st grade students to the library for a special story time, a tour of the library, and a chance to check out a book.

During October, our regular story times and children’s activities are suspended. These resume in November. If you are the parent of a child in first grade, watch for information from your child’s teacher about the library field trip.

Exterior of the Marshall Public Library

Marshall Public Library

113 South Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone:  208-232-1263

Did You Know?

In 2006 and 2008 the library was ranked #1 in the state by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings for libraries serving populations over 50,000.

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