During the COVID-19 Library and School Closure, see the MHS Library website has resources and information for students and parents.

Ask about the Quick & Simple Teen Summer Reading Program with prizes for 7th – 12th graders next time you are at the library!

LOL (Lit Over Lunch) @ MHS.
Meet with other readers in the MHS Library over the A, B, and C lunch hours about once per month throughout the school year to discuss books, have occasional speakers, etc. PRE-REGISTER with Mrs. Fritzell, Mrs. Inhelder or Joa @ MPL. A free lunch (thanks to Friends of the Library) is provided.

Iowa’s only High School Battle of the Books
hosted each spring at Marshalltown High School

For Teen Writers and Artists

Teen Reading & Reviews

an online community to share writing

Merlyn’s Pen
magazine showcase of teen writers

Letters about Literature Contest
annual contest for students

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

Critique Circle
an international online critique group with special section for teen writers

a site to encourage writing by teens

Scholastic’s website for teen writers and artists

Opportunities for Teen Writers & Artists

Poetry Resources for Teens

Flaming Net or Teen Reads
By and for teens to post and read book reviews

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.

VolunTeen Program

The library has a summer volunteer program for teens, 7th-12th grades. Applications start to be available in April for the upcoming summer; limited school year hours may be available for experienced volunteers. Call, stop by, or email Joa at mtownlibrary@yahoo.com for info.

Volunteering at the library

Youth who are interested in volunteering at the library on a short-term basis (e.g. to complete service hours for NHS, Silver Cord, Confirmation, Scouts, etc.) should complete the Youth Volunteer Application (Occasional) and submit it to Catherine Noble, Volunteer Coordinator.  The library will try to accommodate when possible but needs sufficient advance notice in order to interview the applicant, assign duties, and set a schedule.

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Request a Book

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

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