LOL (Lit/Learn over Lunch) @ MHS

Meet with other readers about once per month throughout the school year during your ENR period at MHS Library to discuss books, have occasional speakers, etc. PRE-REGISTER with Mrs. Fritzell, Mr. Gilbertson or Joa @ MPL. Multiple copies and food provided (thanks to Friends of the Library).

Link for Iowa’s 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.

tween/Teen Cafe

Kids who are in 5th –  12th grades have the option to use the Tween/Teen Cafe space which includes computer stations, games, art supplies, and space where youth can hang out. Earphones, gaming headsets, and iPad tablets are avaialble for use in-house. Students must sign in at the youth desk to use the Cafe, and time may be limited to 2 hours, depending on space and demand. (To respect the atmosphere of this space, the age guidelines are firm; younger kids and parents are welcome to use the rest of the youth department while older students spend time in the Cafe.)

Recommended Sites

For Teen Writers and Artists

Teen Reading & Reviews

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

a site to encourage writing by teens

Scholastic’s website for teen writers and artists

Opportunities for Teen Writers & Artists

Request a Book

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