The Friends of the Bay County Libraries is a volunteer organization that raises money and helps with the enhancement of library operations. Membership is comprised of people from throughout Bay County who are passionate about their libraries. The Friends are governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected annually. The current President is John Van Looy, who can be reached at (989) 892-9726. If you are interested in joining, registration envelopes are available at any of the library branches. You may also print out this form, fill it out and mail it, along with a check, to our administrative office at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, 500 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708.
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 As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced.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!
CURBSIDE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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).