The Friends of the Bay County Libraries is an all-volunteer organization that raises money and otherwise provides assistance for the enhancement of library operations. Membership is comprised of people from throughout Bay County who feel 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, envelopes which include registration and membership fee information, are available at any of the library branches. You may also print out a 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.
Proposed Restatement of By-Laws (Nov 2015)
The Bay County Library System serves over 107,000 residents through four branch locations in Bay City, Pinconning, Auburn, and a Bookmobile. All proceeds from the book sale are used by the Friends to buy equipment, materials, and services for the public not made possible through the library system’s operating budget. Earnings from previous sales have funded children’s reading programs, library publications, visits by children’s authors, and community meeting room furniture.
Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the Annual Book Sale! If you would like to help, please either
email Bonnie Darby at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 284-3835.