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.

Adult Services

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News & Updates

Hey Music Lovers We Got You Covered text with girl in headphones

Please Don't Stop the Music

I know that when the majority of people hear ‘library’, they think ‘books’. We are pretty well branded there. We have got regular books, large print books, e-books, audio-books. If it's a book, we probably have it or could get it. But there are more than books in a library (both the physical bu...

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Read Woke reading challenge

Introducing the BCLS Read Woke Reading Challenge

Literature is one way to explore difficult issues, such as racism and inequality. In response to many patron requests for books that deal with these important topics, we launched our Read Woke Reading Challenge online! There are 10 categories in the challenge, and we’ve compiled lists of recommen...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
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...

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
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This month's book is Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler Click here for the Overdrive version https://baycountylibrary.overdrive.com/media/508349 This is a virtual meeting of the Sage Book Club.  Everyone is welcome, but you will need to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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Join on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for adults. All supplies will be provided to registered people. Please indicate which branch you prefer to pick up your supplies from when you register. Supplies...

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Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 92
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 "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 "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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for adults. Most supplies will be provided to registered people. Please indicate which branch you prefer to pick up your supplies from when you register. Su...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for adults. All supplies will be provided to registered people. Please indicate which branch you prefer to pick up your supplies from when you register. Supplies...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
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 topics...

Disclaimer(s)

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