Closed Independence Day

All branches are closed on Monday, July 4.

Library News

Independence day

Patriotic & Historical Books and Movies

Here’s a list of some of the best historical and/or patriotic books and movies available at your library that you can read/watch during this time when we commemorate our American Independence. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!   Books   1776 –  David McCullough ...

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audiobooks for the whole family

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

There's no time like the summertime to pack the family into the car and hit the road!  Family road trips bring with them the opportunity to create memories and bring families closer together.  Bonding can come in many forms, and listening to stories while on the road can be the perfect act...

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‘MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2022 Are you up to the challenge?’ and MiLibraryQuest logo with divers, a sunken ship, and text stating MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep

The Quest Starts Now!

Teens in Michigan are invited to participate in MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep this summer.    Pirates, shipwrecks, and monsters have inhabited our oceans for millennia. MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep will challenge teens to complete an ocean-themed crossword puzzle by ...

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Upcoming Events

BCLS Closed

All Day
All Branches
Branches:
Virtual, Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Jul 4, 2022 in honor of the 4th of July holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen LitLoot Boxes: Grades 9-12

All Day 7/5 - 7/9
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
*Please register using the name of the teen that will be participating.  *Please indicate grade in the fall when registering.                                &n...

Disclaimer(s)

Please alert staff to any food allergies.

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

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year Old Storytime - Sage

10:00am - 10:45am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This program will take place IN-PERSON at the Sage Branch Library. Should health regulations change, in-person programs may switch to Zoom. You will be notified of any format change via the contact info you provide at registration. MASKS ARE HIGHLY E...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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 "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop in to knit and crochet with others.  Expert knitters on site to help those who need assistance.  Supplies not provided, please bring your own project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime - Sage

11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

This program will take place IN-PERSON at the Sage Branch Library. Should health regulations change, in-person programs may switch to Zoom. You will be notified of any format change via the contact info you provide at registration. MASKS ARE HIGHLY E...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Summer of S.T.E.A.M.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Family program.  Join our "on-the go" community of curiosity each Tuesday throughout the summer, no registration required.  Investigative and hands-on fun activities that will spark your interest in science, technology, engineering, art and...

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.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Meet Up and Eat Up - Wirt

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Wirt Lawn
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 122
Event Details:
Free lunches for children ages 0-18 will be available at Wirt Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, in partnership with Bay City Public Schools, from June 14-August 11. Lunches will be provided from 12-12:30pm on the library's front lawn, ne...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Paint a Wind Chime

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Paint a beautiful wooden windchime to take home! Children ages 0-12 are invited to attend.  ...

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 could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

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