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)
Friends’ 42nd Annual Used Book Sale
Jul 28-30 @ Bay County Civic Arena
Thousands of new book sale items including former best sellers, special interest, children’s materials, reference sources, magazines, CDs, DVDs and more, will fill the aisles of the air conditioned Bay County Civic Arena Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30. The Bay County Civic Arena is located at 4231 Shrestha Dr. in Bay City. You may enter near either Bay Lanes on N. Euclid or Gordon’s Food Service on Wilder Rd.
Hours are Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
On Thursday, hardcovers sell for $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00. On Friday, prices drop to $1.00 for hardcovers and $0.50 for paperbacks. Children’s books are $.50 on both days, and audiovisual items such as CDs, DVDs, books on tape and more are also priced to move. During the Saturday clearance, everything goes for $3.00 per box or bag!
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 sale! If you would like to help, please either
email Bonnie Darby at email@example.com or call (989) 284-3835.