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.

Learning at Home with BCLS!

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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 browsing in our branches) 

  • Wonderbooks: print books with an embedded audio book player
  • Launchpads: circulating tablets with educational games, including the brand-new Reading Academy collection (no wi-fi needed!) 
  • Parent-Teacher Collections: each of our branches has a collection of books on parenting and education and we are focused on updating and expanding these collections this school year. 
  • STEAM Kits: These materials are carefully chosen to align with the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts taught in schools.

Virtual Resources Available from Home

Published by on September 16, 2020
Last Modified September 30, 2020
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