June 2, 2023


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:

  • Library Millage Renewal


    Many thanks to the Thomas Township community for voting YES for our library! Renewing the library millage means stable funding for future years. We truly appreciate your interest, your support and especially, your passion for our library and the services we offer. We are doing our best to provide a great library experience for all.

    Used Book Sale 2023

    Come join us for our Used Book Sale, which will take place in the meeting room.  The sale will begin on Saturday, Sept. 9th from 10 am to 4 pm and continue on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11th and 12th from 10 am to 7 pm.  On Tuesday stuff a bag for $2.00.  Sept. 13th through the 16th are help yourself days, donation optional.  Hours for help yourself days are Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, , Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.

    Hardcover books will be priced at .50, paperbacks .25 – $.50, children’s books .25, multimedia items $1.00 and puzzles .50.

    A thank you goes out to all the supportive people that have donated gently used materials to the library for  this annual event.  In addition, a portion of the items for sale have been deselected from the library’s various collections to make room for new materials.

    The dedicated volunteers that assist on sale days are essential, and keep the offerings organized and the daily activities running smoothly.  Interested in helping out?  Call the library at 989 781-3770 to sign up.

    Summer Reading 2023

    Registration for the 2023 Collaborative Library Summer Reading Program “All Together Now” starts on Monday, June 12th and continues through Friday, July 14th. The program is designed for listeners and readers, from tots to adults. Incentives are awarded upon completion of the listening/reading requirements.

    Many activities and programs are planned.  Science Alive, an annual favorite, will visit the library on June 27th at 11:00 and 1:00.  Children can enjoy interactive rhythmic fun with Lori Fithian’s Drummunity Program, and Stevens Puppets will bring literature to life with marionettes.  Enjoy the comedy and circus related antics of Comedy Circus while learning about gravity, balance and motion.  The A2 Magic Show will be filled with amazing magic tricks and hilarious visual humor.  Many more programs are on tap and a brochure with all the details, dates and times will be given out at the time of registration.  The events will also be posted on the website calendar.  Advance sign up will be required to attend some of the programs.  Participant’s listening/reading charts must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11th when the program ends.

    Let’s not forget about those eighteen years old and over.  Sign up to read or listen to five titles of your choice, write a short review of each one and receive a tote bag.


    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 May 18th, 2023 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