BCLS is moving to CURBSIDE ONLY service beginning Wednesday, November 18 through Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The Bookmobile will continue to operate during this time, with items passed through the window. At Wirt, you are welcome to use either curbside or the pick-up window located on the east side of the building (Madison Ave). If you have any questions, please contact your branch.

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 Zoom Video Conferencing at:

Meeting ID: 883 1142 1124

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for participation in these meetings should contact the Boad Office 5 days prior to the meeting at 989-894-2837 ext. 2225 or at:

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.