Switch your notices to TEXT or EMAIL ASAP

After decades of use, our automatic telephone notification system has made its last call. As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced. Effective immediately, we need affected patrons to choose a new method to receive notices:

                TEXT or EMAIL (highly recommended)
                POSTAL MAIL (not recommended due to slow delivery times)

Please contact any BCLS branch library to update your notice delivery. If you were one of the patrons who did not receive a phone notice in early January, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!


BCLS is providing curbside service only at all branches until further notice. If you have questions or need assistance, call your local branch location. 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).


Balloons that spell out "Donate"

Donating to the library can happen in several ways.  You can donate money, stock, or include us in your estate plan.

For monetary donations, you can choose to use Paypal, or make a direct donation by check at any of the library branches. If you wish to donate stock, please contact your financial advisor on the best way for you to do that.  

The library also has a designated endowment fund held at the Bay Area Community Foundation.  Please contact them directly if you are interested in donating that way. (989) 893-4438

Including the Bay County Library System in your estate plan can be as simple as making a provision in your will or trust. You can do this by designating a either specific amount or a specific percentage of your estate as a gift to BCLS. You can also name BCLS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

 Here are a few options…

  • Designate a specific amount or a specific percentage of your estate as a gift to BCLS.
  • Name BCLS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Designate part--or all--of an IRA or retirement plan account to BCLS.
  • Designate your bequest as an endowment that will support the Library System on an annual and on-going basis.

Please have a conversation with your financial advisor on the best way to do this.

Your support will ensure that we can continue to enrich the lives of our friends and neighbors, support families, and empower our community.