The Hoyt Library

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The Hoyt Library
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penmastertoch
Columbus, OH33 contributions
Shortsightedness of an America Institution
Sep 2019
The Hoyt Public Library in Downtown Saginaw reflects the failures of the city itself. While the library is neat, clean and certainly a historical tribute to the city's rich history and its architecture, I found myself severely disappointed in the lackadaisical efforts of the library personnel and administrators to connect the library with the community.

As a city that is crippled and suffering, Saginaw, Michigan struggles to maintain its status quo and certainly fails to attract new residents and investors. This lack of apt or adequate leadership from the city directly impacts the unemployment rate, which, in turn, directly affects crime. It is these obvious signs of mismanagement that open the door for the public library to step up and lead the way to a better, more enlightened and fruitful city.

I found it so sad that the administrators of the Hoyt Library did not recognize this monumental opportunity to use the library's rich history and vast informative resources to "teach" city leaders how to rebuild the city, and to instill a sense of pride and honor in the city's residents.

Simply put, the Hoyt Library is the Social Center of the city and has the responsibility of accumulating and expressing the culture of the city to unite the people and create an air of pride that induces and nurtures growth. In this regard, the library has failed miserably.
Written October 24, 2019
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Kate Illinois1
Chicago, Illinois3,370 contributions
Travelers that appreciate architecture
Sep 2019
Worth a quick stop for visitors that appreciate architecture and traveling through the area. Locate near the Saginaw Museum. Opens 8:00am Monday through Saturday.
Written October 13, 2019
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ESKK4
West Bend, WI205 contributions
Beautiful history
Feb 2019 • Family
We occasionally come here to check out books as a family. The kids think it is a true treat to go to this particular library due to how neat the historical building is. Very well maintained building, friendly staff, and nice lay out. We've also attended a music event in one of the side rooms and enjoyed ourselves. This place is a must when it comes to libraries.
Written May 7, 2019
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witchbroomstick
Bay City, MI311 contributions
Great Genealogy Room
Mar 2019 • Friends
Largest library in Saginaw, beautiful building, great area family history room available, very helpful staff.
Written April 5, 2019
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Rogerkt
Freeland, MI43 contributions
The Hoyt Library is a true treasure in Downtown Saginaw.
Jan 2019
The Hoyt Library is a true treasure in Downtown Saginaw.
This Historic building is simply incredible.. We are so lucky to have both the Hoyt Library and next door the Castle Museum, both are must visits and both are in Downtown Saginaw MI.
Written January 23, 2019
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szar101
Bridgeport, MI177 contributions
Genealogy department is awesome
Dec 2018 • Solo
I come to this library to do genealogy work. The things I have found out about my family is amazing. There is so much info and the staff is very friendly. A must visit for anyone doing genealogy work.
Written December 27, 2018
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UberLicious
Great Lakes Bay, MI175 contributions
Always a wonderful experience!
May 2018 • Solo
This incredibly important Historical Library is just amazing inside & out!
It is an experience worth the time to visit!
Written May 25, 2018
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Tracy S
Saginaw, MI24 contributions
Tons of books
Jan 2018
So many books to choose from. Free WiFi lots of places to sit and read. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Written February 3, 2018
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jerdc
Bay City, MI664 contributions
Stunning Architecture; Great Library
Feb 2017 • Couples
By one of the better libraries in the state. Beautiful building. Always lots of events going on at the library. Don't miss it.
Written September 15, 2017
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Kenyaejones
Saginaw, MI17 contributions
Homework
Dec 2016 • Solo
It is awesome for a college student who just needs to rent a free book . QUIETT!! And huge you can literally hide somewhere and escape and do your work. The staff is helpful and respectful.
Written March 12, 2017
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