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.

Nan's Retirement Open House

So many people in our wonderful community stopped out to see Nan at her Open House on May 14!  Thank you to all who stopped in or sent cards.  Nan's last day will be May 28th.

Class visits are going on at the library throughout the next upcoming weeks.  You may walk in to find the library packed and us a little busy with the kids.  We wanted to give you a heads up!


The old library has come down and the new

Dollar General is going up!

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Book Club


For the Book Club gathering on April 18th we discussed A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner.

Our get together was even more special because we had author Susie Finkbeiner with us!

We had 13 readers at our Book Club and how wonderful to have the author there to say "WE LOVED IT!" and "How did you come up with that character?" and even "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?"  It was so much fun and we felt truly honored to have her come visit us.

Sadly, we never had a photo of everyone together.  It's difficult to do when we all there together at the same time!  We did snap a quick photo with some of the book clubbers with Susie. 
For our next book club, we will be reading Romey's Place by James Calvin Schaap.
We will be meeting on May 23rd at 1pm at the library.  Bring a dish to pass and be ready to discuss this book with friends!
If you have let Denise know you wanted a book or were at the last book club, we have your book ordered.  If you would like to order a book to read, check it out on MeL HERE.
Or you can purchase the Kindle edition here for 2.99 or the Nook Book here for 3.99 (we found ereading to be so delightful for our last book club).

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 Teen Council went on a field trip to the Old Jail Museum in Allegan.  Scott Kykendall was the tour guide for our group and he did a PHENOMENAL job with the tour.  The teens (and some siblings and parents who tagged along) had a most wonderful time and keep bringing up random facts that they found interesting from the trip.  Mr. K assures the group that he only just began explaining various things in the museum and if they come back to visit there would be all new things to learn!  

The Teen Council met on April 18 to discuss Internet Safety with Detective Mendell.  Sadly, we totally forgot to get any photos. 

Our next Teen Council will be Monday, May 23 at 3pm.


Toddler Time is every Tuesday morning at 10:30.  Toddler Time is geared for babies to school aged children.  The children gather to color pictures from 10:30 to about 10:45.  Then there is singing, story book reading, craft, snack, and play time.  The train table remains a favorite!  Join us on Tuesdays!

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 is back! Join us every Saturday at the library at 10:30 am.  Story time is geared for kids Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Currently, the kids are listening to The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.  This is a radio dramatization and while the scene attached is from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, it does give you an idea of the joy of listening to a radio dramatization.

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


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

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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