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.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

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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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Dad and daughter writing together

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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"women work for the vote (2)" by Oregon State University

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 6, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

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

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 6, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

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

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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

Knitting Solutions with Jan

April 7, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Expert knitters on site to assist. Crochet enthusiasts are welcome! Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Storytime

April 7, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

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

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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

2-3 Year Old Storytime

April 7, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Nurture a love of books through music, movement, and stories while helping to develop language and social skills. Ages 2-3 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Everyone" group.

Bay Community Writing Center

April 7, 2020
4:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Event Details:
SVSU HAS CANCELED SESSION DATES THROUGH APRIL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.   On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, Writing Center will provide FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Bay Community ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Melted Crayon Pendants

April 7, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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