MPL Purchases New Building With More Space

The Marshall Public Library has purchased the building on the southeast corner of Morgan and Jefferson, made possible by a Gordon Buckner Estate trust. For the time being, Powerhouse General Store will remain a tenant under a new lease agreement with the Library.

Our staff is enthusiastic about this future location as it has better visibility, more space and natural light. The Library’s trustees, acting director, and staff are working with Sapp Design Architects to design the new library space.

We will be scheduling community meetings to learn more about the wants and needs of local citizens. Past surveys have shown the community would like reading rooms, computer access, a set aside bookstore, a coffee shop, tutoring and training services, and spaces for music lessons, open mic sessions, and a variety of other community meetings and presentations. Documenting community input will be the guide for programming and design of the new library space.

Meanwhile, the library will continue to operate in its current location in the basement of the City Offices at 214 N Lafayette Ave.