Emergency After Hours Contact for Police Dept. & DPW: 810-985-8115 (St. Clair County Central Dispatch)

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. Then in 2010, a 2,500 square foot addition was added to the current building. 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!

Hoopla Digital Press Release


 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

  • Family Storytime:

    Share songs, stories, and play in a program designed to support the development of literacy skills. Ages 0-5.
    March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,and 30th at 10:00am

  • LEGOs in the Library:

    Stop by the Library and work alongside new friends to a create Lego masterpiece! Final creations will be displayed and voted on for a prize!
     March 1st at 3:00pm

  • Tutors for Kids:

    Could you use help with your homework? Your local library can help! Receive one on one free tutoring in the subject of your choice with local high school National Honor Society students. Grades K-8. Call to register 765-5233.
    March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 6:00pm


Activities for Teens and Adults

  • Anime Club:

    Come in and geek out about Anime, Manga, and other things Japanese! Snacks and drinks provided. Ages 11-18.
    March 21st at 3:00pm

  • Homeschool Meet Up:

    Meet up and socialize with other homeschooling families and friends!
    March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st

  • Crossings Book Club:

    Join us for some lively conversations as we discuss Christian books. Call for titles 765-5233.
    February 27th at 1:00pm
    March 27th at 1:00pm

  • Creative Cards:

    Join local hobbyist Adele, as she helps us create our own greeting cards. Sponsored by “Friends of the Library”. Please call to register 765-5233.
    February 27th at 6:00pm
    March 20th at 6:00pm

  • Cover 2 Cover Book Club:

    Spend a relaxing hour discussing great reads at your library! Call the library for details and book titles 765-5233.
    March 23rd at 3:30pm

  • Copper Empire:

    Join author Donna Simons, as she discusses her book “Copper Empire”. Learn about the danger in the mines and how the 1913 strike led to a tragedy that forever changed the Copper County. Adults register at 765-5233.
    This event requires registration and is limited to 25 participants.
    March 1st at 1:00pm

  • 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!
    March 6th at 1:00pm

  • Marshmallow Shooters:

    Set your sights on delicious fun! Come make an awesomely simple blowgun from PVC pipes perfect for pummeling your target with mini marshmallows. Ages 13-18. Registration requested.
    This event requires registration and is limited to 20 participants.
    March 7th at 6:00pm

  • Paper Plane-Palooza!:

    Craft your best paper airplane and see how far it soars! Will your design be sleek or stylish? Can it perform tricks or is it suited for speed? Bring your best paper-folding skills and find out! Ages 13 – 18. Registration Requested.
    This event requires registration and is limited to 20 participants.
    March 9th at 6:00pm


Activities for All Ages

  • Create Your Own Mug!:

    Design your own coffee mug – gift it to someone special or keep it for yourself!
    This event requires registration and is limited to 15 participants.
    March 8th at 6:00pm

  • Mosaic Paper Shamrocks:

    Take pieces of paper and other materials and make a paper shamrock out of it for St. Patrick’s Day.
    March 11th at 11:00am

Upcoming Activities & Classes

  • Identity Theft:

    Learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off, and what to do if you become an identity theft victim. Presented by the Consumer Education Presentations. Call to register. 765-5233
    March 6th at 6:00pm

Book Sale

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.

Our Mission:

  • 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)