A Brief History. . .
The Marine City Library which serves a population of over 4,500 residents got its start in 1889 through the Ladies Library Association. The first library was housed in the City Hall at Main Street and Broadway. In 1919, the City assumed responsibility for the operation of the library, and it was relocated in 1939 to the Newport Academy at Washington and Main Streets.
The Marine City Library became part of the St. Clair County Library System in 1967. A newly constructed library was opened in 1983 thanks to the generous support from Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Miller and other donors. In October of 2010 a new wing, paid for by TIFA, was added to the building. In the spring of 2016 Branch Lead Lois Kaufman asked the Friends of the Marine City Library to consider paying for the construction of an outdoor pavilion. The plans for this pavilion where beginning to take shape when a beloved member of the community and a huge library supporter, Bob Foster, passed away. The Marine City Library received many donations in Bob’s memory and when the Foster family learned about the planned pavilion they pledged to donate whatever additional funds were necessary to complete the project. The pavilion was completed on July 30, 2016 and a ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony was held that very day for the Robert M Foster Memorial pavilion. That same community spirit of giving is reflected in the dynamic library today which provides a wealth of programs and materials for the public.
Don’t have time to sit and read a book?
- We also have theatrical and educational video, music CDs, books-on-tape and DVD
- Free internet access (to St. Clair County residents)
Our staff is waiting to help – just ask!
Requests from Home:
- If you have internet access and a Marine City Library card, you can request any circulating item in the St. Clair County Library system from home.
- Items will be delivered to the Marine City branch and you will receive a phone call reminder.
Public Notice – Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More:
St. Clair County Library has partnered with Hoopla Digital to give patrons the ability to have online and mobile access to free movies, music, ebooks, and more! For further information on this NEW opportunity please read the document below or visit the Marine City Library to ask the friendly staff members!
24/7 Wi-Fi Access at the Library:
The value of your library card now extends even further past the
physical branch hours by being able to use the internet within the Wi-Fi reception area at
any time. This is another way your Library connects you to a world of information.
Activities for Children
Share songs, stories, and play in a program designed to support the development of literacy skills. Ages 0-5.
June 21st & 28th at 10:00am
July 19th & 26th at 10:00am
Description:Get in on the rock painting trend. Painting rocks is fun and relaxing. We’ll provide the supplies and some ideas for inspiration, or you can create your own completely original design to hide or keep for your own collection. You are welcome to bring a few of your own rocks. Please wear clothes that can get dirty. Appropriate for children of all ages.
July 13th at 11:00am
Introduction to Music with Jimmy:
Learn the basics of music and learn how to play a few instruments with the help of our local famous musician Jimmy! This event requires registration and is limited to 30 participants.
June 29th at 11:00am
July 19th at 11:00am
Activities for Teens and Adults
Join local hobbyist Adele, as she helps us create our own greeting cards. Sponsored by “Friends of the Library.” This event requires registration and is limited to 12 participants.
July 16th at 6:00pm
Come in and geek out about Anime, Manga, and other things Japanese! Snacks and drinks provided. Ages 11-18.
June 19th at 3:00pm
July 17th at 3:00pm
The Cast Off’s Knitting Group:
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Whether you’re new or experienced, join us, along with Lydia, for learning and laughter!
June 25th at 1:00pm
July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th at 1:00pm
Crossings Book Club:
Join us for some lively conversation as we discuss Christian books. Call for titles. 765-5233. This event requires registration and is limited to 8 participants.
June 25th at 1:00pm
July 30th at 1:00pm
Join other “green thumbs” as we share recipes, tips and tricks about gardening!
June 27th at 6:00pm
Crafty Ladies with Pavanne:
Join Pavanne, as she teaches us the tricks and techniques for painting on wine glasses! This event requires registration and is limited to 15 participants.
July 11th at 5:30pm
YouTube Karaoke Party:
The show is on! Come sing your best cover of your favorite songs and enjoy some pizza and pop. Soloists and groups welcome. Please sign up ahead of time with the song you would like to sing. Ages 12-18. This event requires registration and is limited to 15 participants.
July 14th at 1:00pm
Activities for All Ages
Upcoming Activities & Classes:
Art Allies at the Library!:
Calling all artists! Join us, as we learn from experienced artists some tips and tricks for marketing your creative talents.
June 26th at 6:00pm
July 31st at 6:00pm
Friends of the Marine City Library:
Become part of your community library and discuss plans for the future.
July 9th at 6:00pm
Check out our selection of new or gently used books at our bi-annual book sale!
May 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th, 2018 during Library hours
Friends Of The Library Book Sale: Proceeds support library programs and events.
Friends of the Library
Become a part of your community library as you create and discuss plans for the future.
- Enhance the Library’s collection of books
- Promote the Library’s usefulness
- increase public awareness of Library functions
- Provide programs for the Marine City community
Project Friends sponsorship ideas:
- Used Book Sales
- National Library Week programs
- Programs for all ages
- Literary programs
- Reading clubs
- Purchase of books on tape, CDs and new library equipment
This group meets quarterly on the second Monday of January, April, July and October. Join today! Fill out and print the Membership Form.
To learn more about the Friends of the Library, click the following link ⇒ (More Info)