Story Time

Preschool Storytime

  • Time:  Mondays at 10:15am and 1:30pm. Tuesdays at 10:15am. Wednesdays at 10:15am.
  • Suggested Age:  3-5 years
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Each program lasts apprx. 30 minutes. Designed for the child and their caregiver to share quality time together and promote learning and literacy. It includes stories, gentle movement, music and rhymes.

Book Babies

  • Time:  Mondays at 11:30am.
  • Suggested Age:  Babies (0-15 months suggested age) and caregivers(s). All babies must be accompanied by an adult lap.
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • For caregivers and babies. A program lasting apprx. 30 minutes, it offers a developmental experience focusing on music, simple stories, rhymes, and lap-sit movement.

Toddler Storytime

  • Time:  Wednesdays at 11:30am.
  • Suggested Age: 15 months – 3 years
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • This 45 minute program is intended to provide a special opportunity for parent & child bonding. It begins with a structured variety of stories, music and movement. It ends with an unstructured time for toddler play to begin practicing social skills in a warm, storytime environment. Parents will be able to converse, share ideas and experiences, and offer encouragement one to another while navigating this exciting time in a child’s life.

Storytime on the Spectrum

  • An adult must attend and participate with the child.
  • Time:  Day and time will depend on whether the program is high or low sensory.
  • Suggested Age: 3 – 8 years old
  • Cost:  A FREE library program for fun and information.
  • Storytime on the Spectrum is our traditional story time specially adapted and modified for neurodivergent and specially-abled children. Registration is required and allows us to ascertain whether your child needs a high or low sensory experience. Accommodations for physical needs, altered noise levels, and adapted books can also be considered. Each story time program will include a visual schedule, repetition, stories, songs, movement, and time to use social skills with structured play.

First Grade Visits in October

Every October, Marshall Public Library is happily overrun by first graders! Why? October 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.

Marshall Public Library

113 South Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone:  208-232-1263

Did You Know?

The Marshall Public Library is named in honor of Wendell & Barbara Marshall who helped fund the building of the library expansion.