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Volunteering at the Library

Interested in volunteering at the Marshall Public Library? The first step is filling out our Volunteer Application so that we can find the best opportunity for you. You can submit your application online or print a copy and return it in person at the library. You can also browse some of our current volunteer needs at volunteermatch.org.

We currently do not have a program for court-mandated community service.

Friends of the Marshall Public Library

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library is a non-profit volunteer group that believes in the importance of books and cultural activities for people of all ages. Its primary goal is to enrich the educational and financial resources of the Marshall Public Library through volunteer participation.

Since August 1995, the Friends of Marshall Public Library have conducted book sales, donated books to several local service organizations, purchased items such as story hour decorations, outdoor bookdrops, strollers, shelving, signage, charging stations, and furniture. Additionally, they provided matching grant funds for a story hour book collection. Past expenditures made possible by the Friends include the iPad work stations, various displays, reference and children’s materials, summer reading program assistance, visiting author lectors, books for discussion groups, and many, many more.

Board Members

  • Eliza Schmidt and Tracy Van Dyke – Co-Presidents
  • Linda Davis – Vice President
  • Virginia Kelly and Anne Brookman – Treasurers
  • Linda Christensen – Secretary
  • Tami Comstock – Advertising
  • Barbara Christensen – Membership Coordinator
  • Chris Tatham – Member at Large
  • Kristine Hunt – Member at Large
  • Karen Mackay – Member at Large
  • Jim Andrews – Member at Large
  • Kathy Bloodgood – Member at Large

Membership in the Friends of the Marshall Public Library enables the Library to purchase supplies and equipment and participate in events that fall outside the regular Library budget. Moreover, your membership entitles you to participate in the behind the scenes work of our semi-annual book sales.

Annual Membership Levels

  • Individual – $5.00
  • Family – $10.00
  • Senior – $3.00
  • Sponsor – $50.00
  • Patron – $100.00
  • Corporation – $500.00

Interested in joining the Friends of the Marshall Public Library? Ask at the circulation desk!

Cell Phones for Soldiers

The Marshall Public Library accepts your old cell phones for donation to the Cell Phone for Soldiers program. All donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone–enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. Approximately half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials, including:

  • Gold, silver, and platinum from circuit boards
  • Copper wiring from phone chargers
  • Nickel, iron, cadmium, and lead from battery packs
  • Plastic from phone cases and accessories

Drop-off box is located at the Marshall Public Library.

For more information, visit the Cell Phones for Soldiers website.

Marshall Public Library

113 South Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone:  208-232-1263
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Did You Know?

Pocatello’s first free public library was opened by the Women’s Civic club on November 25, 1905.

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