CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

Exterior shot of the Alice & Jack Wirt Library

Library Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
500 Center Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

Directions:
Google Maps

Kirsten Wellnitz headshot

Kirsten Wellnitz
Managing Librarian
kwellnitz@baycountylibrary.org

Phone:
989-893-9566 ext. 2111

Fax:
989-893-9799
989-893-7052

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10AM-8PM
Friday – Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: 1PM-5PM (Sep-May only)

Drive-Up Window:
Monday – Friday: 11AM-1PM
Monday – Thursday: 4PM-7PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

The Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library functions as the main or central library for the Bay County Library System. It is located on the east side of Bay City, Michigan, in the downtown area. In addition to housing the largest collection of materials in the system, it includes a business resource center and core reference collection, a local history and genealogy room, a computer lab, an outdoor reading garden, several study rooms, and a large community meeting room. The administrative offices are located on the second floor.

Additional Parking

The Bay City Downtown Management Board has graciously opened up several parking spaces for public use in the lot on the corner of Center and Adams. When using this lot, please park only in the spaces along Center Avenue that are clearly marked Visitor Parking.  There is a 3 hour time limit.

Upcoming Events

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 4/12
All Branches
Branches:
All Branches
Description:
On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing all non-critical services for at least 3 weeks. All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until furth...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Playdate at the Library

April 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

Little ones can play, discover & meet new friends.  Ages 4 & under. Participating caregiver required. No registration required.

Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Genealogy Databases Class

April 4, 2020
9:30am - 11:30am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
"Introduction to the Genealogy Databases: Ancestry Library Edition and MyHeritage Library Edition" Presented by BCLS and the Bay County Genealogical Society. Learn how to use these databases to further your family research, and how to print or save d...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions with Jan

April 7, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Expert knitters on site to assist. Crochet enthusiasts are welcome! Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-3 Year Old Storytime

April 7, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Nurture a love of books through music, movement, and stories while helping to develop language and social skills. Ages 2-3 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bay Community Writing Center

April 7, 2020
4:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Event Details:
SVSU HAS CANCELED SESSION DATES THROUGH APRIL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.   On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, Writing Center will provide FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Bay Community ...