Teens

LOL (Lit/Learn over Lunch) @ MHS

Meet with other readers about once per month throughout the school year over your lunch period at MHS Library to discuss books, have occasional speakers, etc. PRE-REGISTER with Mrs. Fritzell, Mrs. Inhelder or Joa @ MPL. Multiple copies and food provided (thanks to Friends of the Library). Book to discuss October 21: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Link for Iowa’s only High School Battle of the Books
Did you know IHSBOB started in Marshalltown?

Volunteering opportunities & VolunTeen Program

The library has a variety of volunteer opportunities for teens (for Silver Cord, community service, general interest, etc..) for those in 7th-12th grades. This includes both occasional opportunities to help with youth programs or other projects, as well as the ongoing VolunTeen program (where trained volunteers serve on a regular basis.)  Applications start to be available in April for the upcoming summer for the VolunTeen Program; limited school year hours may be available for experienced volunteers. Call, stop by, or email Joa at jlaville@marshalltown-ia.gov for info.

pokemon Trading Card Leagues

Pokemon League meets year round, with volunteer coordinators, on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Games like Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, etc. may be played as well.

Recommended Sites

For Teen Writers and Artists

DogoBooks
Teen Reading & Reviews

Underlined
an online community to share writing

Merlyn’s Pen
magazine showcase of teen writers

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
Tailored to science fiction/fantasy writers

Pongo
a site to encourage writing by teens

teenink.com
Scholastic’s website for teen writers and artists

Contests/Scholarship
Opportunities for Teen Writers & Artists

Request a Book

To request a book, please use the Contact Us page.