Scholarship submissions are due by April 22 for the Friends of the Marshall Library scholarship .

The scholarship is intended to support high school seniors who have made good use of the Marshall Community Library and all its resources. The requirements for submitting an application include:

• Attendance at Marshall High School, or a resident in the Marshall School District;

• Grade point average of at least 2.75;

• Planning to continue their education.

The $250 award is given out at the school’s awards night program.

Submissions are due at the library by April 22. Late entries are not eligible.

Details and submission form can be found on the Marshall Library web page (under the Friends tab) or by following this link: https://www.marlib.org/friends-scholarship.

The Friends is seeking a Marshall area resident to join the board as secretary. The secretary would need to record the minutes of the meetings, send thank you notes, and other similar duties. Contact Diana Skalitzky if interested in joining the board. Send a note to the library at 605 Waterloo Road, Marshall WI, 53559, or message her on the Marshall Library Facebook page.

The Friends meet every other month on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. Meetings usually last one hour.

The Friends annual book sale is coming, and it is time to donate DVDs, blue rays and books. Gently used, clean and fresh donations are appreciated for this annual fundraiser. The book sale will be held May 9-11. May 11 is also the Marshall area garage sale day, which is coordinated by the Friends. Garage sales can be listed on the official sale map for $5. Forms are at the library, local businesses and on-line at marlib.org (right side of the front page).

Plans were finalized for the Friends Dog Wash in July. This event continues to attract area dogs and their owners where the dogs can get a full “spa day” from the Marshall Pet Care Clinic staff, and Friends volunteers.

Last year’s event attracted over 80 pooches and humans. The Marshall Pet Care Clinic will clip nails and take care of anal glands under the direction of Dr. Luanne Schumacher and the other veterinarians and staff. Details on the exact date will be posted on the library website and Facebook.

Owners need to bring their paperwork showing the latest rabies shot expiration date along with their dog license. This helps ensure the safety of many volunteers.

Recent donations to the library included funds to buy tables for the community room, a projector stand and a commitment to underwrite the cost of announcements for programs. Friends membership is $10 for a family, $5 for an individual and $25 for a business.

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