CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

Historical Sage Library

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

Sage Branch Library exterior with foundation and steps leading to entrance

Library Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
100 E. Midland St.
Bay City, MI 48706

Directions:
Google Maps

Jeanette R. Marks headshot

Jeanette Marks
Managing Librarian
jmarks@baycountylibrary.org

Phone:
989-892-8555 ext. 207

Fax:
989-892-1516

Hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 9AM-5PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 12PM-8PM
Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

The Sage Branch Library is located on the west side of Bay City, Michigan. This historic building and its staff provides full library service, including programs, WiFi, and computers with high-speed access to the Internet. It houses a varied collection of books, CDs, magazines, audio books, DVDs, and videos for people of all ages, as well as puppets and toys for children. A community room is available for meetings of groups and organizations.

Historical Sage Public Library

The Sage Public Library, now known as the Sage Branch of the Bay County Library System, was dedicated to the people of West Bay City, Michigan, in January, 1884. It was a gift from Henry W. Sage of Ithaca, New York, who owned and operated one of the world’s largest sawmills on the west side of the Saginaw River in Bay City.

The library originally occupied the second floor, with a reading room that was used by the Young Men’s Debate Society. The first floor was used for school classes and the Superintendent of Schools had an office on the third floor. Historic features include a grand stairway from the lobby to the third floor and a large fireplace in the front reading room on the second floor. The fireplace has a massive wood mantle with a firebox opening surrounded by hand painted ceramic tiles depicting figures from literary works and fairy tales. A portrait of Henry Sage hangs over the fireplace.

The building’s architecture has been described as a combination of French Chateau, Ruskin Gothic, and Victorian Gothic in style, with a gabled roof and dormers, and a bay window. A niche in the front houses a statue, the Lady of Learning, an imported terra cotta figure representing literature and science. Also highlighting the front yard is a cast iron fountain with a statue depicting Leda and the Swan, characters of Greek mythology. The building is on both the State and National Registers of historic sites.

Historical Sage images

Upcoming Events

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 4/12
All Branches
Branches:
All Branches
Description:
On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing all non-critical services for at least 3 weeks. All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until furth...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

April 9, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Carnival at the Library

April 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Step right up and join the fun! Enjoy fun carnival-themed crafts, games, & activities. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 13, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 13, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

April 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 14, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Storytime

April 14, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.