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[Children at a Library Picnic]

Description: Children enjoy a picnic provided by Marshall Public Library at the conclusion of the summer reading program, c1976. The event was held on the library grounds and included traditional games such as races. Children and adults (background) in the picture are unidentified.
Date: unknown

[RIF Program at the Library]

Description: Children select books at the RIF distribution which Marshall Public Library has hosted since the beginning. The Reading Is Fundamental program is a matching grant which provides free books to elementary-age children through public libraries. Children in the photo are unidentified.
Date: unknown

[Celebration Dinner for Supporters of a New Library]

Description: Supporters who worked to realize a dream for a new Marshall Public Library were honored at a celebration dinner on October 19, 1973, two days before the official opening of the building. George Olincy, chairman of the Andrew Norman Foundation, speaks to the group at the Holiday Inn Motel. The Foundation gave a challenge grant to the Friends of a Public Library. Originally the offer was for $125, 000, but it grew to $175,000. To the right in the picture is Fenn Lewis, who chaired the successful fund drive for the Friends. Others are unidentified.
Date: 1983

[Grant Aids New Library Building]

Description: In September, 1971, a challenge grant from the Andrew Norman Foundation was offered to the Friends of a Public Library in Marshall, Texas for the purpose of building a new library. The $150,000 offer was to be matched by funds raised in Marshall and Harrison County. Following a successful fund drive, the photo shows George Fenn Lewis, president of the Friends, endorsing a balance payment check for $110,000 before presenting it to Dick Brassell, secretary-treasurer of the Friends.
Date: 1971

[Group With a Tour Bus]

Description: An unidentified group, possibly from Harrison County, poses in front of their tour bus. The group is composed of nine women and four men, most of whom are youth. The place appears to be a parking lot. A building with automobiles is visible in the background. A large light pole stands behind the bus.
Date: unknown

[Let's Read]

Description: Price T. Young students in Marshall, Texas select books on a RIF distribution day at the Marshall Public Library. The library has participated in the "Reading is Fundamental" program since the 1970's. The program provides funds under a matching grant which the library uses to purchase books to distribute to children free of charge.
Date: unknown

[Donation to Library]

Description: Many individuals and groups donated to the building fund for the new Marshall Public Library from 1969-1973. In this newspaper photo, Tommy Thomas of a local veterans group presents a check to a member (unidentified) of the Friends of a Public Library, which spearheaded the movement for the library.
Date: unknown

[Marshall, an All-America City]

Description: During the nation's celebration of its Bicentennial, certain cities around the country received a designation as "All-America City." Marshall, Texas was one such city. In this newspaper photo from the Marshall News Messenger, Chamber of Commerce president Tony Bridge displays the All-America City plaque and makes the announcement through radio and television microphones shown in foreground. Unidentified dignitaries stand behind him.
Date: c. 1976