LOL (Lit Over Lunch) @ MHS Now Virtual
Meet with other readers (online) 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.

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

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

on hold during covid: 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.

on hold during covid: 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.

On hold during covid: 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). 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.