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You’re invited to the Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation 3rd Annual “A Haunting at Hoyt” The Ultimate Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 25 from 8 p.m. to Midnight!  Click here for details and to buy tickets now.


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Friends of the Library Booksales!

In addition to the schedule below, visit all our branches of ongoing sales.

2014 Schedule

Butman-Fish Library
April 30th* – May 3rd

Zauel Library
May 21st* – 24th
October 15th* – 18th

Butman-Fish Library
November 12th* – 15th

*Members-only preview sale from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Memberships may be purchased at the door.

“Special Bargains on Saturday”


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Saginaw News

Find information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government and more from (11/15/98-Current)

America's Obits

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank’s comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person, to make searching easier and more precise. In addition, the text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find just what you’re looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or other personal information.

In just a single day in libraries in Saginaw…

  • Over 1,400 books are checked out
  • Approximately 525 people use the computers to fill out forms, file their taxes, look for jobs, and connect with others
  • More than 1,500 people walk through our doors for information
  • On average, 130 items are shipped from branch to branch so patrons can save time and money

And in a year…

  • More than 28,500 people attended programs
  • Over 174,000 reference questions were answered
  • 9,000 children, teens, and adults participated in the Summer Reading Program
  • Over 10,000 ebooks and audio books were downloaded and checked out

 The value of library services far exceeds the cost.  The average homeowner in the City of Saginaw pays less than $6 per month for library services.

Noteworthy & New

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Click here to open a PDF with our programs and booklists for children, teens and adults.

New Hours of Operation Effective September 2

Decreasing revenues continue to be an issue, even with the renewal of the millage (and we are very grateful for that renewal). We are scaling back staff and/or hours throughout the city system and will continue to provide as much access to service as we can with the dollars we have available.

Beginning September 2nd, hours of operation at Hoyt, Butman-Fish, and Wickes Libraries will be as noted below. Zauel, as a contractual partner, will see no changes. Claytor will be staffed by First Ward for their patrons.

Butman-Fish Library – 1716 Hancock

  • Monday & Tuesday – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Claytor – 1410 N. 12th Street

  • No regular hours for public – staffed by First Ward for First Ward patrons

Hoyt Library – 505 Janes

  • Monday & Thursday – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wickes Library – 1713 Hess

  • Monday – Thursday – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 100+ arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from St. Joseph to Saline to Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie to South Range, and all points in between.

Beginning May 24, library users with a valid library card can print a pass, either from home or at the library to one of the participating cultural institutions. Go to www.michiganactivitypass.info for the entire list of locations.

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