From humble beginnings more than 110 years ago as Miss Carrie Marvin’s Reading Room, to a state-of-art vibrant community gathering place today, Marvin Memorial Library remains true to the intent of benefactor Daniel Marvin – to be the intellectual, educational, cultural, and recreational heart of the community.


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Dance Party
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm

Come and dance with us.  We will party it up for an hour.

Dance Party
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 8 @ 2:30 pm

Come and dance with us.  We will party it up for an hour.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armstrong Air & Space Museum will do a presentation for all teens who attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Library Walking Series
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on Mondays from June – August @ 6 pm to walk to different places in Shelby.  There will be different presenters at each walk to talk to us about the different places in town.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

For more information contact Shelly K. @ 419-347-5576 Ext. 1 or email skrystofikmml@gmail.com

Children’s Story Time
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

There is a theme for each week’s story time, book & craft, and Tackett’s Tweens.

  • Week 1 – Bach to Rock
  • Week 2 – Dance Your Trebles Away
  • Week 3 – What’s the Name of That Musician?
  • Week 4 – Nature’s Music
  • Week 5 – Sharing the Trumpet
  • Week 6 – Rocks & Roll
Dance Party
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm

Come and dance with us.  We will party it up for an hour.

Music Trivia Night
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A fun-filled night for TEENS and ADULTS.

Mr. Ed Gutchall will host the contest for us.

FREE pizza and drink provided.

For more information call or email Shelly K. @ 419-347-5576 Ext. 1 skrystofikmml@gmail.com

Meet the Beetles, Dr. Insecta Bug Lab
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For the first time ever… Dr. INsecta will teach us a ll about bugs.

Ballroom Dance Lessons
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kayla Rounsevell, Melody Within LLC, will teach us how to ballroom dance.

Only 12 couples spots available.

Call today to reserve your spot!

For more information contact Shelly K. @ 419-347-5576 Ext. 1 or email skrystofikmml@gmail.com

Sean Beeson
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Teens, join us for a fun-filled night with Ms. Jami.  Refreshments will be served.

Catalog & More

Find books, movies, and more!

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Interlibrary Loan or Acquisitions Request

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask us! We can:

  • Borrow it from another COOL Consortium Library to lend to you. E-mail library to place a request for an Interlibrary Loan.

OR –

  • Look into acquiring it for our collection. To recommend a book or movie to purchase, call the front desk at 419-347-5576 ext. 1.


Ohio Digital Library – Ebooks, digital audiobooks and Digital magazines


Ohio Web Library – magazine articles, genealogy, guides, kids, reference and encyclopedias


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As a reminder, Marvin Memorial Library will be CLOSED on Saturday May 26th to allow for sidewalk repairs and improvements.
That means our EXTERIOR Book Drop will not be accessible after we close on Friday at 5:00pm.

Please be aware of your due dates on items you have checked out! MML employees will not be able to renew them by phone over Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday Closure

Heads up! Marvin Memorial Library will be CLOSED next Saturday 5/26 to allow for exterior repairs and improvements. As a result, the book drop by the front door will not be accessible from 5:00pm Friday until we reopen at 9:00am Tuesday 5/29. Please pay attention to your due dates on any items you have checked …

Teen Summer Reading Program

Introduction: As with book genres, there are so many music genres that everyone is bound to find something they’ll like.  Whether it’s rock ‘n’roll, folk, pop, polka, country,, or any other genre, we’ve got what you want at this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program.  Ya like jazz?  We’ve got it!  Classical?  No doubt!  Classic Screamo?  …

Get Involved


We are always looking for community members who would like to get more involved with the library. In addition to shelving books, volunteers assist with the many programs we offer, from children’s and teens’ activities, to hospitality for invited speakers. Participating in outreach programs such as Homebound, can be very rewarding. Special projects, such as scanning archives, are also great ways to get involved.


Marvin Memorial Library accepts monetary donations for the purchase of library materials. The Friends of the Library accept donations of gently used books and current year magazines for their book sales.

Join the Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library by submitting a form located in the Lobby, along with the dues. Individual membership – $2.00, family – $5.00, patron – $10.00. The Friends of Marvin Memorial Library meet the second Thursday in January, April, July, and October at 3 p.m.

The Friends sponsor two book sales a year and some fundraisers.

President – Patricia Saltzgaber
Vice President – Amanda Miller
Treasurer – Debra Muntis
Secretary -Mary Durkin