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The Marshall Public Library will begin its summer reading program on Monday.

POCATELLO — The Marshall Public Library is giving you a good reason to bury your head in a bunch of good books this summer.

The MPL will jumpstart its all-ages summer reading program, “Tails and Tales,” with an event at the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. At the kickoff, patrons can sign up for the program, enjoy crafts, eat some treats and hang out with the animals from Snake River Doodles petting zoo. Through the program, patrons who complete their reading challenges will receive entries for their age division’s grand prize drawing at the end of the program. The Friends of the Marshall Public Library are providing the prizes.

“We’re excited to be able to offer lots of options for our Summer Reading Program,” said Trina Bonman, associate director of the Marshall Public Library. “We have a new reading tracking app that makes it fun and easy to keep track of all the reading you do over the summer.”

The library will be also hosting a slate of activities as part of the program. Outdoor storytimes for youth will be held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays starting the week of June 14 and going through Aug. 12. “Take It/Make It” crafts will be available weekly for pickup at the library. Students in the Idaho State University Physics Department will host science, technology, engineering and math programs at 2 p.m. on June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11. Additional interactive activities will also be available at the library during the summer. Last but not least, the MPL’s book wagon will be visiting area parks twice weekly during Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25’s summer food service program.

“We’re happy to get back to offering some in-person programing,” Bonman said, “and this will be a fun summer for everyone who participates.”

If you’re unable to attend the kick-off event, you can sign-up for the summer reading program any time at

For more details on the Summer Reading Program, visit

Patrons with questions about the program can call library staff at 208-232-1263.

For more information on the programs and services available at the Marshall Public Library, visit or like the library’s Facebook page at

The Marshall Public Library is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three days advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at or 208-234-6248.