Switch your notices to TEXT or EMAIL ASAP

After decades of use, our automatic telephone notification system has made its last call. As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced. Effective immediately, we need affected patrons to choose a new method to receive notices:

                TEXT or EMAIL (highly recommended)
                POSTAL MAIL (not recommended due to slow delivery times)

Please contact any BCLS branch library to update your notice delivery. If you were one of the patrons who did not receive a phone notice in early January, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!

CURBSIDE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

BCLS is providing curbside service only at all branches until further notice. If you have questions or need assistance, call your local branch location. The Bookmobile will continue to operate during this time, with items passed through the window. At Wirt, you are welcome to use either curbside or the pick-up window located on the east side of the building (Madison Ave).

Upcoming Events

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Virtual Disney Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for a virtual family trivia night!  Answer Disney-themed questions and compete for a prize.   Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request an adult supervise all children participating in ...

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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.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + participating caregiver.

Winter session begins the week of January 4th.  This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

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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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading By Balloon to the Sahara by D. Terman. To accompany our adventure, ...

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

This event is in the "Family" group.

Virtual Tour of a Fire Truck!

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 52
Event Details:
Tour a fire truck via Zoom and ask questions with a Monitor Twp. fireman.  Please provide adult supervision in case children require assistance with technology. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + participating caregiver.

Winter session begins the week of January 4th.  This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Star Wars Family Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
Do you know everything about Star Wars?  Join us on Zoom for a virtual family trivia night!  Answer questions and compete for a prize.   Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request an adult supervis...

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.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + participating caregiver.

Winter session begins the week of January 4th.  This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be continuing By Balloon to the Sahara by D. Terman. We'll be making our own d...

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.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + participating caregiver.

Winter session begins the week of January 4th.  This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Animal Family Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Calling all animal enthusiasts!  Join us on Zoom for trivia night and compete for a prize! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request an adult supervise all children participating in case they require assistance ...

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 "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

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 "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Family" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
Tour a Bay City Electric Service Vehicle via Zoom and ask questions. Please provide adult supervision in case children require assistance with technology. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

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 "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

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 "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

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 "Children" group.

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll be reading the The Abominable Snowman by R.A. Montgomery - a classic Choose Yo...

Disclaimer(s)

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