Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. Read our COVID-19 Response plan here.

NOTE: Per updated CDC recommendations, returned materials are quarantined for at least 7 days before items are checked in. You will still see items on your account during that time, but you will not incur any late fees.

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, a mask is required to be worn to enter and while inside the library. Masks are available, if needed.

Board of Trustees

The Bay County Library System Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed to five year terms by the County Commission for the purpose of governing the operations of the libraries. The Board of Trustees conducts its business based on the board bylaws and meets monthly. Minutes from these meetings may be viewed either below or at the Administrative Office of the Bay County Library System at 500 Center Avenue, Bay City MI 48708. Please see the current meeting schedule below. Meeting time is 5:30 pm. The Board of Trustees for 2019 are as follows:

Mary Herr headshot

Mary Herr


Term expires 6/30/2022



Don Carlyon headshot

Don Carlyon

Vice Chairperson

Term expires 6/30/2021



User silhouette

Paul Travis


Term expires 6/30/2024



Sue Blondin headshot

Sue Blondin


Term expires 6/30/2025



Anne Harris headshot

Anne Harris


Term expires 6/30/2023



Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Schedule

Public notice will be posted in the branches if a change is made in the date, place, or time of the meeting.  The minutes of these meetings are stored at the library’s Administrative Office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours.

The remainder of 2020 board meetings will be held via Conference Call, Dial-in: # 978-990-5083, Enter access code 6924840 followed by the #.

January 22, 2020        

May 27, 2020       

September 23, 2020

February 26, 2020

June 24, 2020

October 28, 2020

March 25, 2020

July 22, 2020

November 18, 2020

April 22, 2020

August 26, 2020

December 16, 2020

Annual board meeting immediately following the December 16, 2020 regular board meeting.