CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

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How to Get a Temporary Library Card

Maybe you have meant to get a library card for a while, or maybe you have been telling friends and family about our awesome resources, but found out they don’t have a library card. Well have no fear, because Bay County residents can get a temporary library card to be able to access our digital servi...

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Educational Resources for Home Learning

With schools closed, we are sharing some educational resources for children and families:  Watch a virtual storytime:  Miss Dani, one of our children’s librarians, has created a YouTube channel to present virtual storytimes.  Discover the library's digital collectio...

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Books for Women's History Month

On this date 100 years ago, we only had 18 Amendments to the Constitution (looking at you, Prohibition). But that wouldn't last long, because the 19th Amendment was on it's way to ratification - finally granting women the right to vote. Michigan was one of the first three states to ratify the Amendm...

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Upcoming Events

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 4/12
All Branches
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Description:
On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing all non-critical services for at least 3 weeks. All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until furth...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Playdate at the Library

April 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:

Little ones can play, discover & meet new friends.  Ages 4 & under. Participating caregiver required. No registration required.

Drop in. ...

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.

Science Club Jr: Fingerprints

April 3, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
Auburn Area Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Each fingerprint is unique, and we'll take a look at ours before turning them into fun drawings! Ages 2-5 + Adult 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movie and Snack: Frozen 2

April 3, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Drop in! Watch the movie “Frozen 2” and have a snack. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Make Your Own Squishy

April 3, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Use sponges and puffy paint to create a squishy cake keychain! Ages 6-12 are invited to attend. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Genealogy Databases Class

April 4, 2020
9:30am - 11:30am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
"Introduction to the Genealogy Databases: Ancestry Library Edition and MyHeritage Library Edition" Presented by BCLS and the Bay County Genealogical Society. Learn how to use these databases to further your family research, and how to print or save d...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spring Pillar Candle Holder

April 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pinconning Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Pinconning Branch Library
Room: Pinconning Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
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This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

April 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Form a team of family and friends and compete against other teams to be the first to finish putting together a puzzle. Winning team will receive a prize puzzle. Only one person needs to register for each team of up to 6 people. ...
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