Marshalltown Public Library

What's New @ The Library

Adventure Pass

Adventure Pass

Currently, customers in our dedicated service area (Marshalltown, Haverhill, Ferguson, rural Marshall County) can reserve a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) for the Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines Children’s Museum or Grout Museum in Waterloo using the online system. Call the library at 641-754-5738, ext. 3 with questions.

Adventure Pass

Apply for a Library Card

We are now offering people the opportunity to sign up for a library card online. Nearly all residents of the state of Iowa are eligible to apply for a library card from the Marshalltown Public Library. In order to verify your mailing address, we will mail you your card.

  • The number on the back of your library card (with no spaces) and the PIN number you choose can be used to view your library account here.
  • Your library card number can be used to access downloadable materials like eBooks as well as online resources like the New York Times, Consumer Reports, language learning, and more!

Some digital materials, including all streaming video and downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, are only available to residents of Marshalltown, rural Marshall County, Haverhill, and Ferguson.

Apply for a Library Card Here

Summer Reading Program for All Ages

Our 2023 Summer Reading Challenge for ALL AGES (babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged, tweens, teens, and adults) starts June 1. Sign up has started–sign up today!

Summer Reading & Other Online Challenges


Learn-at-home & Online Fun

Information and activities to help stay in and keep brains sharp at home

Marshalltown Public Library’s Online Reading Challenges with Beanstack

Learn-at-Home & Online Fun