Adults and children alike are encouraged to participate in the annual Marshall Public Library Summer Reading Program. Click here to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Library Director Wicky Sleight:

Wicky Sleight

“We are having programs every Thursday night. This is the first of the Thursday evening programs we will be having this Summer for adults,” Sleight said. “We hope lots of people will come out to the Marshall Public Library at 214 North Lafayette in Marshall 6:00 to hear our speaker.”

The program this year has a slavery and Civil War Educational theme. The speaker tonight, Gary Fuenfhausen, will discuss slavery during the Civil War in the State of Missouri.

“I hope people come to our programs and sign up for summer reading,” Sleight added. “We are encouraging adults especially to read different genres, and if you want to read something different we will help you find the best of what you are looking for.”

The program tonight is the first of many being held all Summer long at the Marshall Public Library. It will begin at 6:00 and is free to the general public.