CLOSED September 20

All branches are closed on Monday, September 20, 2021 for staff in-service training. Normal hours resume on Tuesday.

Historical Sage Library

CLOSED September 20

All branches are closed on Monday, September 20, 2021 for staff in-service training. Normal hours resume on Tuesday.

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

Additional Contacts

Children's Department
Dani DiAmico

Phone:
989-892-8555 ext. 206

Teen/Adult Departments
Emily Marsh

Phone:
989-892-8555 ext. 215

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

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

Friday Fun: Find a Friend

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: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 + Adult Stories and songs about friendship, and make your own spoon puppet. ...

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.

Sage Book Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sage Branch Library
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 "Teens" group.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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)

Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

BCLS Closed

5:00pm - 8:00pm
All Branches
Branches:
Virtual, Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closing at 5 p.m. in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday.   ...

BCLS Closed

All Day
All Branches
Branches:
Virtual, Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Nov 25, 2021 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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)

Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sage Book Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sage Branch Library
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. ...