CLOSED MLK Jr. Day

BCLS is closed on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library

CLOSED MLK Jr. Day

BCLS is closed on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

Additional Contacts

Children's
Cora Schaeff
989-893-9566 ext. 2127

Teen/Fiction
Linda Smith
989-893-9566 ext. 2124

Reference/Local History
Mark Grotelueschen
989-893-9566 ext. 2212

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

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

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop in to knit and crochet with others.  Expert knitters on site to help those who need assistance.  Supplies not provided, please bring your own project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Home Buyers Education Class

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Curious as to what the home buying process entails? Hear a series of short presentations from local experts such as a lender, home inspector, title agent and realtor followed by Q & A. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 62
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, history, scie...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Seed Sorting for the Seed Library

10:00am - 4:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:
Drop in anytime during the sorting to help prepare for the 5th Season of the Seed Library!  All supplies provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop in to knit and crochet with others.  Expert knitters on site to help those who need assistance.  Supplies not provided, please bring your own project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Thinking of Selling Your House?

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:
Hear from local experts on why it’s a seller’s market, how to prepare your home to be sold, types of loans, what the title company does and what to expect throughout the process. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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