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.

Children's Services

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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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Coming Soon: Virtual Crafts for Kids

We are excited to be offering a new virtual craft series for kids (ages 5-12)! Some of our Children's Librarians will be meeting on Zoom and demonstrating how to make the craft while the kids follow along at home. We will provide all of the supplies for pickup at the branch of your choice up to 2 we...

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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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Join some of our Children's Librarians on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for children ages 5-12.  All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

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 "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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join some of our Children's Librarians on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for children ages 5-12.  All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

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 "Children" group.

Book Blast Zoom Scavenger Hunt

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Can you find our book themed items in your own room? Our librarians will keep score and you will earn prizes to be picked up at your branch after the program. Be sure to bring a copy or picture of a favorite book to share with the group. We request a...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Hands-on space science fun!  Build a model to test for ultraviolet radiation and learn about the enormous size of the solar system with everyday objects.  This program is presented in partnership with NASA @ My Library, STARnet, and th...

Disclaimer(s)

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

New Kids' Books