Ionia Community Library

  • Community Organization
Ionia Community Library
126 E. Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-3680
Hours:
Mon -Thurs: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About Us

The Ionia Community Library is housed in the Hall-Fowler House, a beautiful mid-nineteenth century building in downtown Ionia. The Hall-Fowler home is one of the best examples of Italianate read more
  • About

    The Ionia Community Library is housed in the Hall-Fowler House, a beautiful mid-nineteenth century building in downtown Ionia. The Hall-Fowler home is one of the best examples of Italianate architecture in Western Michigan. Constructed of local variegated ashlar sandstone, the building's facade displays a great double-panel oak door emphasized by an elaborate front porch, a double arched window, a trefoil-like attic window, a central gable, and an ornate octagonal central cupola. In 1903, Marion Hall-Fowler (1849-1931) deeded the house to the city of Ionia, stipulating that it be ''forever used for library purposes'' and ''known as the Hall-Fowler Memorial Library.'' The Hall-Fowler House was granted recognition as a Michigan Historic Site in 1992.
    Reorganized as the Ionia Community Library in 2003, the Hall-Fowler House continues to provide a venue for education, enlightenment, and personal growth for residents of Ionia County. Library tours are available for groups and individuals by appointment.

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  • Whom to Contact

    • Dale Parus
      126 E Main St
      Ionia, MI 48846
      Phone: (616) 527-3680
  • Directions

    1/2 Mile East of M-66 in Downtown Ionia.