COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY INFO

A Great Community
Established in 1837, Ira Township has been a strong, growing community since its birth. 
Our Township Board consists of
Ira Township has a population of approximately 7,000 people in an area covering 18 square miles. Two towns are included in the Township; Anchorville and Fair Haven. The area called Anchorville is so named because in the 1850's and 1860's large sailing ships used to anchor here to wait out big storms on Lakes Erie and Huron.
Our Township is the location that surrounds Anchor Bay, which is part of Lake St. Clair. The Lake connects two of the Great Lakes; Huron and Erie. In the summer the Bay is a major attraction for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. It is very common to see swans, ducks, geese and various types of wildlife living in their natural habitat. During the winter months the Bay freezes solid, making it an excellent area for ice skating, snowmobiling and, of course, ice fishing.

Not only does Ira have the beautiful water but we have farmlands and open country, too!

The Heritage of Ira - A Sesquicentennial History published in 1990
The Heritage of Ira - A Sesquicentennial History published in 1990
Provides a written history of our beautiful Anchor Bay area. 
Copies of the book are available at our Ira Township Library. Copies are also available for sale at the Township offices for $40 each.
Images of America - IRA TOWNSHIP
Images of America - IRA TOWNSHIP
Copies are also available for sale at the Township offices for $20 each.
Stop in and get a copy today!

Community Photos

Students in our Township are served by three school districts:


6300 Church Rd.
586-725-0284

6319 County Line Rd.
586-648-2525
Algonac Community
Country Meadows Montessori
8622 Dixie Hwy.
586-725-2042
East China School District
 
6101 Palms Rd.
810-676-1350
Immaculate Conception Catholic School
7043 Church Rd
(K-8) 586-725-0078 
Anchor Bay School District

6572 Church Rd.

Ira Township Little League
Online registration is OPEN NOW
Walk-in Registration dates are:
Jan 28th & Feb 4th from 10a - 2p

Local Cuisine 

Senior Services
600 Grand River Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 987-8811

Local Veterinarians  
10156 Dixie Hwy, Ira Twp.
(586) 725-4551
36755 Green St, New Baltimore
(586) 725-7700
35770 Green St, New Baltimore
(586) 725-7500

Community Bus Information
2021 Lapeer Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 987-7373
Services by Community
 

Ira Township Library

Ira Township Library

7013 Meldrum Rd.
Fair Haven, MI 48023
(586) 725-9081
Branch Manager: 
Gary Kupper

Library Staff: 
Leslie Minth
Suzanne Mitchell
Tom Michialick
      
Ira Township Library
Library History
The Ira Township Library celebrated its grand opening on April 15, 1965. The storefront library was originally located on M-29 at the site of the former Kandler's Market.  In 1981, the library moved into the old township hall at Meldrum and Short Cut Roads.
We are more than books!
Many of you may not have time to read. The Ira Township Library has theatrical and educational video, music CDs, audiobook and DVD, & free internet access.

Our staff is waiting to help - just ask!
Requests From Home
If you have internet access and an Ira Township Library card, you can request any circulating item in the St. Clair County Library system from home. 
Items will be delivered to the Ira branch and the staff will phone you to pick it up. Stop in and start your next literary adventure today.

Important Dates

The Library will be closed on the following dates:
  • February 20 - President's Day
  • Friday April 1st (at Noon) - Staff Development
  • Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day

Popcorn Wednesdays (new day)!

Popcorn Wednesdays
Check out any movie on Thursdays and get a free bag of microwave popcorn!
$1.50 for 2 movies!
(Limit one bag per person)

Children's Programming

Lapsit Time
Small Wonders Preschool Story Time
March 2nd - May 25th. No programming April 6th
I'm a Dr. Seuss Fan!
March 1st - 12th (birth - 5th grade) 
Check out a book and enter to win a Dr. Seuss book and stuffed animal.
Dr. Seuss Bingo!
Sat. March 5th @ 1:30 (K - 5th grade)
Join us for a fun game of Bingo using Dr. Seuss titles!
Lego Night!
3rd Thursday of the month @ 6:00 pm
Kids Kreations!
Sat. May 14th @ 2 p.m. (registration required)
Join us for creative Spring programming!
I'm a Bookworm - Create a Bookworm! (registration required)
Month of April, final party April 30th @ 2 p.m. (Preschool - 5th grade)
Receive a bookworm body part by rating your book after every 30 minutes of reading. Finish 3 hours to receive a gift at the party!


Teen Programs

Facebook Spring Reading Challenge
March - May. Keep track of how many books you read from the Facebook Challenge List (available at the library). The winner will be selected from those with the most books read. Lists must be turned in by June 1st.

Read the Movie Book Club

Fri. March 18th @ 3:30 p.m.: The Dark Fields, Alan Glynn
Thurs. April 14th @ 7 p.m.: Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Thurs. May 5th @ 7 pm.: Something Borrowed, Emily Griffin

Cozy Mystery Book Club

For ages 17 and up. Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
March 1st:: "Bury Your Dead," Louise Penny
April 5th: "Plum Pudding," Joanne Fluke
May 3rd: "An Impartial Witness," Charles Todd

Area Churches


9764 Dixie Hwy.
586-765-8161

6745 Palms Rd.
586-765-8161
 
7989 Shea Rd.
586-725-4414

7487 Swan Creek Rd.
586-725-8814
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