J.C. Wheeler Public Library

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Welcome to the J.C. Wheeler Public Library

The J.C. Wheeler Library is located in the heart of Martin, MI across from the Elementary School and Fire Barn/Township Hall.

Summer Reading Program is Coming!

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

K-6th Summer Reading Program!

June 25th - KICK-OFF 10am-1pm

July 2 - "Have a Ball" 10:30 am BRING A T-SHIRT TO DECORATE

July 9 - Kick Ball 10:30 am

July 16 - Outdoor Discovery 10:30am

July 23 - Kalamazoo Nature Center 10:30 am

July 30 - John Ball Zoo 10:30 am

August 6 - Awards! 10:30 am

Teen Summer Reading Program

Get in the Game!  Read!

June 27 - Kickball 3pm

July 4 - Library Closed

July 11 - Invent a Sport 3pm

July 18 - Football 3pm

July 25 - Wiffle Ball 3pm

August 1 - Design a T-shirt 3pm

August 8 - Awards! 3pm

Adult Summer Reading Program

Registration for our Adult SRP begins on June 25th.  Get your name in drawings for a chance to win one of our awesome prizes! 

Play Bingo!  Get one entry in for a smoothie maker every Bingo you get on your Bingo game. 

Get one entry for a Gift card for every Book Review you turn in.

Keep track of your fitness minutes and get one entry for every 30 fitness minutes toward a brand new FitBit!

Turn in an essay (see essay tab at top of page) for 5 entries into the drawings of your choice.

"Check In" to or tag the library on Facebook with your fitness activity for an extra entry into the drawing of your choice. 

One Hour Workout and Nutrition Classes with Allison Halsted

Classes held at the Township Hall/Fire Barn across the road from the Library

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30 pm

Allison will go through different workouts each week following many Beachbody plans.  You will get to try PiYo (pilates, yoga, low impact workout), Insanity/Tabata, Hard Corps Bootcamp workout and others mixed in for fun. All links give you an idea of what the work out may entail but not necessarily what the workout will be.

Contact Allison for more information.



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Book Club


June is our kick off of the Summer Reading Program.  Every summer the Book Club follows the theme of SRP with the books we read (our favorite was the get outside books when we discovered the Ladybug Farm series by Donna Ball but all of them have been fun!).  With a sports themed summer planned we have a list of sports book to read for the summer.

Have you ever watched A League of Their Own?  Well, this book is what that movie was based on!  Read along with us!

We will be meeting on Monday, June 27th at 1pm to discuss this book and hopefully eat some delicious baseball food. 

You can order the book on MeL HERE.

And if you are now thinking of all the great one lines ("Are you crying?  There's no crying in baseball!") you can order the movie A League of Their Own on MeL as well at THIS link.

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 Teen Council had a big SCHOOL is ALMOST OVER party on May 23rd.  Those 6th graders moving on to 7th grade were also invited to come over to the library to get to know the Teen Council.  The teens (and nearly teens) had ice cream and other snacks and played games and chit chatted the afternoon away.

Our next meeting will be for Summer Reading and that will be Monday, June 27 at 3pm.  If you are in 7-12th grade, come join in the fun!

Alice Kelsey was also on hand to send home tomato plants with anyone who wanted some.  And who doesn't want tomatoes for salsa and delicious sandwiches?!


Toddler Time will be taking a late spring break.  There will be NO Toddler Time beginning May 24.  Toddler Time will resume June 21. 


Story Time will be taking a late spring break.  We will have our last Story Time on May 14 and will resume on June 25th for Summer Reading Kick-Off.


 Your library resources available anytime, anywhere


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Links to Community Organizations

Village of Martin

Martin Public Schools

Local Schools

Local Government

Allegan County Family Resource Directory

Allegan County Libraries

Local Churches

Allegan County Great Start Collaborative

Allegan County Historical Links