ALL BRANCHES ARE OPEN

Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. Read our COVID-19 Response plan here.

NOTE: Per updated CDC recommendations, returned materials are quarantined for at least 7 days before items are checked in. You will still see items on your account during that time, but you will not incur any late fees.

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, a mask is required to be worn to enter and while inside the library. Masks are available, if needed.

Library News

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Learning at Home with BCLS!

Whether you are homeschooling or learning remotely, Bay County Library System has plenty of resources to support your student and family! Our Children’s Department staff has compiled some of our favorite resources to supplement your child’s learning needs.  Special Collections (Available for...

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Introducing Future Librarian Training!

In honor of September being Library Card Sign-up Month, we've put together a fun Beanstack challenge to teach kids (Grades K-6) how to use the Library! Earn digital badges as you learn more about our programs and services. To join, visit baycountylibrary.beanstack.org or log into your B...

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Virtual Teen Crafts Starting Next Month!

Introducing a new virtual craft series for teens (grades 6-12)! Our Teen Librarians will be hosting craft sessions on Zoom and demonstrating how to make the craft while the teens follow along at home. We will provide all of the supplies for pickup at the branch of your choice up to 2 weeks...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want! Pre-recorded storytimes presented by different BCLS librarians will be posted on Mondays at 9:00 am on our BCLS Children's Youtube Channel...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual teen craft!  Register to reserve your pack of supplies and Zoom code to attend this Teen-only Pokemon Terrarium Craft.  Zoom info will be emailed to registrants in advance of the program.  All supplies are...

Disclaimer(s)

Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Zoom Happy Hour Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Log in and chat about your recent reads with fellow Bay County readers!    Everyone is welcome, but you will need to provide and email in order to get the Zoom invite.  If you've never used Zoom before please give us a call and w...
This event is in the "Family" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Visit the Bay County Library System Children's Facebook page each Thursday in October for a weekly costume-making challenge, then show off your creation on Zoom and Facebook! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want! Pre-recorded storytimes presented by different BCLS librarians will be posted on Mondays at 9:00 am on our BCLS Children's Youtube Channel...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions Join us on Zoom for this virtual program! 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 t...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want! Pre-recorded storytimes presented by different BCLS librarians will be posted on Mondays at 9:00 am on our BCLS Children's Youtube Channel...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
This is a virtual meeting of the Sage Book Club.  Everyone is welcome, but you will need to provide an email in order to get the Zoom invite.  If you've never used Zoom before, please give us a call and we can walk you through register...
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