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 over 20 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.


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
(866) 962-5515
 

Ira Township Library

Ira Township Library

7013 Meldrum Rd.
Fair Haven, MI 48023
(586) 725-9081
Mon & Th 12-8 and Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9-5
Branch Manager: 
Gary Kupper

Library Staff: 
Leslie Minth
Suzanne Mitchell

      
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 also offers a variety of theatrical and educational videos, music CD's, audio-books, digital audio, e-books and DVDs, As well as 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. 


All requested 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:

  • Wednesday, August 23-26 - Library Makeover 
  • Monday, September 4 - Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9 - Columbus Day

Popcorn Wednesdays (new day)!

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

Library Events

Lapsit Time
Small Wonders Preschool Story Time
                            
Family Story Time

Every Friday @ 10:00 am
 Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregivers.



Hooks & Needles 

Come and join the Nifty Knitters get their creativity on at our amazing small town library of Ira Twp. Bring your creative projects, yarn, thread, crochet hooks, knitting needles, string art and needlepoint. Our gatherings are for both experienced and amateur's who are looking to meet new friends. Come in, get warm and let's have some fun beating those winter blues together. 18+




Thirteen Reasons Why: 
An Evening with Author Jay Asher


As part of the 100-year anniversary speaker series, the SCC Library System is proud to present Thirteen Reasons Why: An Evening with Author Jay Asher. This is a free, ticketed event Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Blue Water Convention Center. 6 - 9:30 p.m.

At 6:15, there will be a brief and informative presentation on local suicide prevention resources followed by Mr. Asher's presentation at 7 p.m. After, Mr. Asher will engage in Q&A as well as sign books.  

Free tickets for the Jay Asher event may be obtained by going to the SCC Library Page and printing them out. Tickets will also be available at your nearest St. Clair County Library System branch. 




Join A Book Club!!  

The Ira Township Library offers TWO different book clubs for your enjoyment, or you can start your own book club with your friends! 
                                 


                   Friends of the Library                                       
Friends of the Library meet the 
 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm 
 They are always looking for new members 
& all book donations



Make it at the Library
 'Make it at the Library'. The coolest projects around
Details are coming soon so watch the library calendar!
Save these Saturday dates: 
            • September 30th
            • October 14th*
            • November 18th and 
            • December 9th**  
*Special visitors visiting on starred days*

End of Summer Reading Party 
Saturday August 19th from 11am-12:30pm 
  The last chance to celebrate a summer of fun...
involving reading, crafts and exploring our world.
 Join us for food, games and loads of fun.

Special Visitors:
 
*Marshall Paw Patrol - Fire Safety Month- October 14th 11:00-1
**Santa Claus Special Visit - December 9th 11-12:30 

Reading Programs

This summer we are excited to be participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.
 We have great incentives for readers of all ages, stop in for additional details. 

Kids 0-12  Read Your Age: Read one book for every year you've been alive and get a cool t-shirt.
 Each additional hour will get you one ticket that will enter you in a drawing for cool prizes!

Teens 12-18  For every 100 pages read you will receive one ticket entered into the drawing for cool prizes. 

Adults 18+ For every one book read you will receive one ticket entering you in the drawing for cool prizes

Grab your favorite books or authors and get reading!!


Read the Movie Book Club

Join our group of fellow Movie Book lovers!!

Once a month one lucky book is chosen for us to read as well as watch the movie, after we chat about our experiences and compare. 
For more information contact the Ira Township Library

August's book/movie is "The Gunslinger" by Steven King. 
Date: 8/4/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description: Join us as we discuss books that are being made into movies. For adults.

September's book/movie will be announced soon!! 

Cozy Mystery Book Club

For ages 17 and up. Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
July 11th: "In This Grave Hour" by Jacqueline Winspear.
August 1st: "Exit Strategy: A Nick Mason Mystery" by Steve Hamilton
September's book will be "The Shattered Tree" by 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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