J.C. Wheeler Public Library

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Welcome to 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.

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest member of the library family! Welcome to Abbie LaFountaine!

Warm Welcomes to our new Librarian Assistant, Abbie LaFountaine!  Abbie is a graduate of Martin High School and is currently finishing up her Associates Degree in Business.  Abbie says she is so thankful and very excited to begin her job her at the library.  In her spare time she spend time with her family and her dog, manages Abbie LaFountaine Photography and enjoys playing music on her guitar and mandolin.  Stop in and welcome Abbie to our library family!

Read Denise's goodbye to the library as she starts her new journey as an at home wife and mom here. She lets you know how much she will miss you all and how excited she is to stay home with her boys.


Check out our NEW BOOKS


Miss Alicia, Miss Denise and Miss Tamie

Your Three Librarians Here to Help You!


Now you can check out our library catalog, renew books, all kinds of other things as well from your phone!  Google Store App     iphone App


Check out this History Piece from Scott KuyKendall

Scott Kuykendall gave a presentation on January 9th at the Township Hall.  You can listen to that presentation with the youtube video below.   It's the fastest hour, truly fascinating information!

Thank you, Scott, for sharing your love of history with us.  You can hear his Martin Veteran's Day presentation here.


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Book Club


Book Club will met on Monday, December 18 at 1pm to discuss Santa is For Real.  This was a quick, easy to read book. We planned that with everyone's crazy December!

To kick off our new year we will be starting with Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.  Come discuss this classic with us on January 22 at 1pm.

Our list is finalized for 2018!  Click the book/author to learn more about the book!

January 22 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

February 26 - Happily Ever After by Susan May Warren

March 26 - Girl in the Castle by Santa Monteflore

April 23 - Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner

May 21 - Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews

June 25 - Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

July 23 - Dollface by Renee Rosen

August 27 - The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

September 24 - The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

October 22 - Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

November 26 - Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

December 17 - The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

We meet in the front room of the library on Book Club day at 1pm.  Everyone brings a dish to pass (although it is not required) and over a delicious potluck of food we discuss the book - and we may wander down a rabbit trail or two.  Come join us!  Anyone is welcome at anytime!

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Teens, don't forget to grab your football picks here at the library or let us know to email them to you!

On Monday, November 13 the teens put together their contribution to the Festival of Trees that will be happening at the library.  Their snowman tree turned out so cute!

Teens had a fun Christmas get together on December 11 where they made pot protectors and had candy sled races.  Check out the full facebook photo album.


We were just made aware of this website to help you find a JOB.  A job sounds fun, yes???  Here it is -> Jobs For Teens HQ


Toddler Time is on break for the month of January.  We will meet again on January 23rd.

We meet at 10:30 am every Tuesday
We color from about 10:30-10:45
Then it 's time for singing and story time until just after 11
Then we have craft and snack
When snack is done, the toddlers get to play and the parents get to chat!
Come on out and join in the fun!
Toddler Time is for any child birth to kindergarten age.



January 13 will be our next K-6th day.  Look for flyers to come home with school and thanks to everyone who came out for Santa!




 Your library resources available anytime, anywhere


MeL is the library to library share.  You can request books, books on cd, movies and music from libraries all over the state.

Join the library on Good Reads and  be sure to friend us!
Good Reads

 - Book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines

eShelf & Research

- Work and research from the office or from home, anytime

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