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 As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced.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!


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).

Educational Resources for Home Learning

Dad and daughter writing together

With schools closed, we are sharing some educational resources for children and families: 

Watch a virtual storytime: 

Miss Dani, one of our children’s librarians, has created a YouTube channel to present virtual storytimes. 

Discover the library's digital collections: 

Have your library card number and PIN handy as you may need them to access these resources: 

  • OverDrive  (downloadable eBooks and audiobooks)
  • Hoopla (downloadable/streaming movies, TV, eBooks, audiobooks, music, comics)
  • RBdigital (downloadable digital magazines)
  • Tumblebooks (streaming books for children) 

For answers to frequently asked questions about our digital collections, read this page on our website. 

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Published by on March 27, 2020
Last Modified January 23, 2021