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Attention: All Bay County Library System branches will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023. All online and digital resources will continue to be available.

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Get in Your Element this Fall with a Library Card!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Bay County Library System joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card. ...

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Familiar Characters, New Stories: Disney Teen Novels

As readers are transitioning from choosing books from the children’s room to the teen section, there is sometimes a want for something familiar but elevated. In the past ten years Disney has been building an amazing selection that features the characters you know and love (or in the case of villains...

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Get Started with the Libby App From Your Library

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from the Bay County Library System!  The Libby app, which is created by OverDrive, has replaced the OverDrive app. Here are directions to help you get started with Libby: Instal...

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Upcoming Events

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

Family Storytime - Sage

10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16

Family Storytime

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + participating caregiver.

Event Details:
Registration is required. ...

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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Busy Book Cafe

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us at Sage Library on Mon, Oct 2 for Busy Book Cafe! For children ages 0-3 years old + Adult. We begin at 11 am. Craft supplies and directions will be available for parents to build a page for a baby busy book. Toys will be out for childre...

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

Touch a Truck - Fire Prevention Month (Wirt)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
A fire truck is visiting the library! In October, we’ll celebrate and meet local firefighters at each BCLS branch! Hear a story, learn about fire safety, and climb on board a real fire truck. * No Registration Required @ the Wirt Branch * ...

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

Preschool Storytime - Sage

10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8

Preschool Storytime

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

Event Details:
Registration is required. ...

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.
This event is in the "Children" 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, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Baby Storytime

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

Event Details:
Registration is required. ...

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

Story and Activity

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Children ages 3-12 are invited to join us at Sage Branch Library for Story and Activity on Tue, Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm. Listen to a story and make sandpaper art T-Shirts! Use crayons and sandpaper to transfer a permanent design on a T-Shirt.  Reg...

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 "Children" group.

Monster Mash Party - Auburn

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us at each branch for fun and spooky games, activities, and creepy crafts. ...

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.

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