July 3, 2022

THOMAS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

Mission Statement:

The Thomas Township Library, as an informational hub, dedicates itself to being an integral part of our community by providing residents of all ages equal access to diversified resources and services which support both life-long learning and the enrichment of the quality of life.

 


Recent News:

  • The Library is Open.

    05-11-2022 The Library is open.  Library hours are Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM, Friday 10 AM – 5 PM & Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM.  Masks are optional and if possible observe social distancing around unfamiliar persons.  Before entering the building put all returns in the outside drop box.  Returned materials are quarantined for 48 hours before being checked in and wiped off.  Curbside service will continue to be offered.  Welcome back!

    Summer Reading 2022 is almost here!

    Registration for “Oceans of Possibilities” starts on Monday, June 13th and continues through Friday, July 15th. The program is designed for listeners and readers, from tots to adults. Incentives are awarded upon completion of the listening/reading requirements. Many fun youth events and activities are scheduled for participants. A schedule of the weekly events and additional program instructions will be given to each family when registering. The events are also posted on the website calendar. Advance signup is required to attend all weekly events except the Sidewalk Chalk Activity. Participant’s listening/reading charts must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12th when the program ends.

    From June 15th through July 31st teens can also participate in the online MILibrary Quest “Treasures of the Deep” challenge. Click on the MILibrary Quest link or the “Kids and Teen” page for more information.

    Library Reopening Phases

    (For more details click here.)

    Phase 1: The Return of Materials
    Patrons with items checked from Feb. 1 were sent notices.
    Temporary outside book return now
    available limited hours.

    Phase 2: Curbside Service
    Starting Mon., June 29th.
    Order materials by phone or online.
    An appointment will be made for pick up.  The outside book return is now open 24/7.

    Phase 3: Limited Opening at 25% Occupancy
    Must wear a mask to enter building.
    Social distancing required.
    No in-person programs. Limited computer use.
    Furniture rearranged or removed.
    No toys available.

    Phase 4: Limited Opening at 50% Occupancy
    All Phase 3 guidelines apply.

    Phase 5: Business As Usual
    All public computers will be available.
    Programs will resume.
    MelCat interloan service will resume.
    The meeting room will be available.
    Furniture will be brought back.

    (For more details click here.)

    Library Board Meeting

    The June 16th, 2022 Thomas Township Library Board Meeting will take place at the Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive, Saginaw, MI 48609.  The meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m.     Thomas Twp. Library will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to any individuals with disabilities who plan to attend this public meeting. Persons interested in such services need to contact the Thomas Twp. Library, 8207 Shields Dr.. Saginaw, MI 48609 or phone 989 781-3770 at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting. In the case that advanced notice for accommodations is not possible, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the disabled

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    06-22-2021  The Library is now open.  Masks and social distancing is required of unvaccinated patrons.  Parents are to determine if their unvaccinated minors require a mask.  Seating and computers are limited due to social distancing.  All returns are to be placed in the outside book return;  all library materials continue to be quarantined.  Donations of used books, etc. are not being accepted.

    03-22-2021 The Library is now open with limited occupancy Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM, Wednesday 10 AM – 6 pm and Friday & Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM.  Please wear your mask and observe social distancing.  Before entering the building put all returns in the outside drop box.  Returned materials are quarantined for 96 hours before being checked in.  Curbside service will continue to be offered.  If wanting to use a computer, please call ahead (989 781-3770) about 15 minutes before arriving to check for availability.  Used book donations are not being accepted until further notice.  Welcome back!

    11-23-2020  We will be moving back to curbside service  only, on November 23rd until further notice.  This difficult decision was made due to the rising number of COVID19 cases.  Your curbside requests can be made by calling the Library at 989 781-3770 or by accessing our online catalog at www.thomastownshiplibrary.org.  Staff is available to assist you by phone Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fri. – Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday hours have been temporarily suspended.

    3-18-2020  Dear Library Patrons,
    IN RESPONSE TO GOV. WHITMER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER DATED MARCH 16, and under the guidance of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services health officials are recommending that human interaction be limited whenever possible. As a result THE THOMAS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.