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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 African-American History Month

The Public Libraries of Saginaw is proud to be offering a number of free programs and book selections for the enjoyment of the entire Saginaw Community in celebration of African-American History Month. Click here for a printable copy of our programs and booklists.

Your Book, Your Community

This year, the Public Libraries of Saginaw wants you to tell us about your favorite book. We’re calling this event Your Book, Your Community and we want to hear your voice. Throughout the winter and early spring, the Public Libraries of Saginaw will be offering all community members the chance to share what book changed their life and why. Children, tweens, teens, and adults . . . individuals and families . . . all members of our community . . . we want to hear from you! Tell us about your favorite book at these locations!

Butman Fish Library: Wednesday, February 4 from
10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Dow Event Center – Ice Blast: Friday, February 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hoyt Library: Tuesday, February 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Zauel Library: Monday, February 23 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wickes Library: Monday, March 30 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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