BCLS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The latest Governor's Executive Order closed all libraries to the public through JUNE 12, 2020. Please note libraries are prohibited from offering curbside service under the current order. Staff is working diligently on a phased reopening plan, virtual Summer Reading Program and performances, and some exciting NEW services! In the meantime, you can stay connected to us here...

BCLS FACEBOOK BCLS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
CHILDREN'S FACEBOOK CHILDREN'S YOUTUBE (NEW!)
INSTAGRAM EMAIL US

 

BOARD MEETING
Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCLS Board of Trustees will meet via conference call at their regularly scheduled time and date of May 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Conference call information is as follows

Dial:  978-990-5083

Access Code: 6924840#

Historical Sage Library

BCLS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The latest Governor's Executive Order closed all libraries to the public through JUNE 12, 2020. Please note libraries are prohibited from offering curbside service under the current order. Staff is working diligently on a phased reopening plan, virtual Summer Reading Program and performances, and some exciting NEW services! In the meantime, you can stay connected to us here...

BCLS FACEBOOK BCLS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
CHILDREN'S FACEBOOK CHILDREN'S YOUTUBE (NEW!)
INSTAGRAM EMAIL US

 

BOARD MEETING
Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCLS Board of Trustees will meet via conference call at their regularly scheduled time and date of May 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Conference call information is as follows

Dial:  978-990-5083

Access Code: 6924840#

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 - 6/12
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
Description:
Governor Whitmer "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing libraries has been extended to June 12, 2020.  All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. Curbside servi...

BCLS Closed

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Jul 4, 2020 in honor of the 4th of July holiday. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

August 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 & Dragons Club

August 13, 2020
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)

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

BCLS Closed

All Day 9/5 - 9/7
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Sep 5 - 7 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

September 10, 2020
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)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

September 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 & Dragons Club

October 8, 2020
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)

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