The entire staff of the Public Libraries of Saginaw works hard daily to fulfill our mission: encourage reading and lifelong learning through education, enrichment and entertainment. Our Public Libraries stir the imagination of children, ignite the creativity of adults and keep the doors of learning and knowledge open for everyone. Our local history and genealogy collection is one of the premier collections in the Midwest. Ever-advancing in the digital age, the library supports downloadable books, audio books and magazines. To help ensure the next generation of readers, Hoyt librarians visited Saginaw schools 99 times last year for special programs.
Hoyt Library in downtown Saginaw is historically significant in our community. Through the years and decades, the community has taken immense pride in and care of this grand structure. However, after 128 years of operation, it is time to address the exterior of Hoyt Library. This great building is used by people from all walks of life, but the wear has accelerated quickly over the years, causing public safety concerns.
Hoyt Library offers a sense of place in Saginaw and we are working hard now to secure investments to ensure its continuing legacy of public service. You can help safeguard this incalculably valuable community resource so that it will serve the community for generations to come. We ask that you consider making a generous gift to the Hoyt Trust. By contributing to the Hoyt Trust, you will be supporting this important building renovation project. Your gift may be tax-deductible and will directly benefit you and your community.
We’ve been working to replace Hoyt Library’s slate roof and copper gutters, so drive by or stop in to see the results. But it’s just the beginning of the outside repairs as they will continue for another two years. There’s still time to contribute and show your support! With the recommended repairs and regular maintenance, the community of Saginaw can continue to enjoy Jesse Hoyt’s gift for many generations to come, along with passing that gift on to future generations.
As we end this calendar year, we want to thank you for your past support of our Public Libraries of Saginaw. It is because of generous community members like you that we are able to provide evolving library services. Your gift can easily be turned into a memorial or commemorative gift – making it perfect for the holidays. Of, there are other ways of giving such as through your annual IRA distribution, stock donations, or by naming the Public Libraries of Saginaw in your will or estate plan.
Please donate now and show your support of Hoyt Library. Your gift, no matter the size, provides opportunities for growth of library services for years to come, giving inspiration for today and security for tomorrow. We thank you!