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.

The Library is Hiring! Come join the fun!

Save the Date!

Book and Bake Sale Friday 10/20  9-5 and Saturday 10/21 9-1 at the Township Hall across the road from the Library

Don Black will be here at the library Monday, October 23rd at 6pm to discuss the soon to be open position of Allegan County Commissioner.  Bring your questions for him and join us for a very informative evening.

Scott is Coming Back!  Scott Kuykendall will be giving a Martin Veteran's Informational talk on November 6th at 6pm.  You don't want to miss this!

The Library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. We will be open again on Monday, November 27 with Book Club (1pm) and a Coffee House (6pm)

Thank you to our Summer Reading 2017 Sponsors!

Hilltop Designs

Tuinstra Greenhouse

Van Elderen Inc.

Ken Bleeker Insurance Agency

J&H Mobile

Hopkins Propane


The Perrigo Foundation

R and G Construction

United Bank of Michigan

Gun Lake Women's Club

Bluegrass Vet

Nancy Portice



Miss Denise, Miss Alicia and Miss Regina

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 the final History Piece from Scott KuyKendall

Click the Fogo link below to read the entire article.


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.  We can't wait for your next presentation for Veterans Day and we are looking forward to reading your next installment of our time machine trip in Finding Fogo.


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Book Club


We kicked off Fall with Jane Austen and we nearly melted in the 90 degree summer weather.   We had a lot of discussion and were all in agreement with how much book club gatherings mean and how sad it would be to live in a country without libraries or book shops.

Our next book for the month of October is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

We will be meeting on October 23 at 1pm to discuss this book and we should have bookmarks prepared for 2018's reading list at that time.  You can hop into any book club gathering we have, contact the library or another book clubber for more information.

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Planned Field Trip! Hooray!

On October 28 we will have a field trip to the Old Jail Museum.  This is a thrilling trip you won't want to miss out on!

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


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 back!!! Join us on Tuesday mornings!
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.



One Saturday we will have a movie and one Saturday we will have a K-6th Program.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming dates.

October 7 - Ghost Busters! 10:30 am

October 14 - Ghostbuster Movie 10:30 am -  Adults must accompany children on movie days.  Movies shown in front room.

October 21 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 10:30am  -  Adults must accompany children to movie.  Movie shown in front room.

October 28 - Hocus Pocus 10:30 am  -  Adults must accompany children to movie.  Movies shown in Front Room.

November 4 -  Inside Out 10:30am  -  Adults must accompany children to movie.  Movie shown in front room.

November 11 - AUTUMN PARTY 10:30am

You don't want to miss the fun of our Autumn Party!  We'll be making a fall craft, playing games and we have a few other things planned as well.

November 18 - Angels in the End Zone 10:30am  -  Adults must accompany children to the movie.  Movie shown in Front Room.

November 25 - Library Closed

Closed for Thanksgiving!




 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