New Teen Books

Numerous new titles have been added to our Young Adult section. Browse the selection and use our online catalog in the menu above to place a hold for curbside pickup. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week except on holiday weekends.

New Books Added in December

Browse through the titles we’ve added in the month of December 2021. Dozens of new books in have been cataloged in General Fiction, Thriller, Large Print, and more picture books for the younger ones. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week except on holiday weekends.

Pick Up Your Copy of Writers’ Guild Book

The Marshall Writers’ Guild has just released the latest anthology edition of Deep Roots in Missouri. We have copies available for purchase at the library for $12 a copy. We also have a few copies of the previous publication, The History of People and Places, Prose & Poetry – 20th Anthology at $10 a copy. Both of these books would make wonderful Christmas gifts . You can reserve a copy by calling 660-886-3391 or pick up a copy at our curbside window.

Please join us in support of this wonderful group of local talented writers.  Thank You…!!!

NEW! Our Catalog is Mobile!

Our catalog now has an app for your smartphone! You can place holds on books in our library and other member libraries throughout Missouri and pick them up curbside. To use this app, you must have a library card. Search for ‘Missouri Evergreen’ in your app store to get started. If you have any questions about logging in to the mobile app please e-mail

“Blue Licker” Stories From the Blue Lick Area of Saline County

“Blue Licker: A Garden For Mama” by Charles Petty and Beverly Petty.

Enjoy this tale about growing up in the Blue Lick bottoms near the Blackwater River, not far from the town of Blue Lick, MO.

A charming collection of stories about growing up along the Missouri River in the years following World War II. Chuck and Beverly take you back in time to tell a story of a time almost forgotten, by a generation never to be seen again. A time where life was hard but simple. Story of two small children and a Mother that meant the world to them (description from Amazon).

“Writing Local History Today,” A Guidebook

Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book’ by Mason and Calder is available at Marshall Public Library.

Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing, and publishing their work. Mason & Calder present step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus not only on how to write well but also how to market and sell their work. Highlights include:

  • Discussion of how to identify an audience for your writing project
  • Tips for effective research and planning
  • Sample documents, such as contracts and requests for proposals
  • Discussion of how to use social media to leverage your publication
  • Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks to self-publishing
  • An essay by Gregory Britton, the editorial director of John Hopkins University Press, about financial pitfalls in publishing

This guide is useful for first-time authors who need help with this sometimes daunting process, or for previously published historians who need a quick reference or timely tip.

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