Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID
Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho
113 South Garfield Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 232.1263

Did You Know?

Kota is the Library's baby dinosaur in the Children's Department that you can sit on and feed. Listen to him roar and watch him munch on leaves.

baby dinosaur in the children's department

Link to KIDS PAGE

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Early Childhood

Preschool Story time & Activities

 

Book Babies

  • Mondays @ 10am
  • Babies (0-24 months) & Parent(s). All babies must be accompanied by an adult lap
  • A FREE library program for fun and information
  • Marshall Public Library on the main floor in the story time room.
  • To help your child start early with books and enhance his/her language development. To help yourself learn more about children and have the opportunity to meet other parents and babies.
  • To encourage an early start with books and other language activities to provide an adult language model for the participating adults to attract new library users- young parents, non-reading parents, single parents and teen parents to provide socialization opportunity for parents and infants to improve library service to all members of families - grandparents and other children to provide experts to speak on topics of interest to parents of infants and toddlers

Terrific Twos

  • Tuesdays @ 10am
  • This program is designed especially for your active two year old. Each child must have a parent or guardian with them.
  • A FREE library program for fun and information
  • Marshall Public Library on the main floor in the story time room
  • It is filled with songs, finger plays, activities and, of course, books.
  • This is a great opportunity for parents to meet other parents of two year olds and learn some fun things that can be done at home.
  • What a great time to get your child interested in coming to the library and establishing a life long love for books.

3-5 Year-Olds Story times

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
  • For 3-5 year olds
  • This program lasts 40-45 minutes.
  • A FREE library program for fun and information
  • Marshall Public Library on the main floor in the story time room
  • Each program is theme based and uses numerous books in addition to finger plays, poems, prop stories, songs, and audiovisuals.
  • This gives kids the opportunity to interact with other children their age and enjoy the best books.

Family Story times

  • Wednesday evenings at  6:30 pm
  • For the entire family
  • This program lasts 30 minutes and is a drop in program.
  • A FREE library program for fun and information
  • Marshall Public Library on the main floor in the story time room
  • Family Story time is a program for the entire family which includes stories, gentle movement, music, and rhymes.

First grade visits in April

Every April MPL is happily overrun by first graders! Why? April is the month when all the elementary schools in our district bring their 1st grade students to the library for a special story time, a tour of the library, and a chance to check out a book.

During April our regular story times and children's activities are suspended. They will resume in May. If you are the parent of a child in first grade watch for information from your child's teacher about the library field trip.