ALL BRANCHES ARE OPEN

Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. GET REOPENING DETAILS HERE.
Read our COVID-19 Response plan here.

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, mask are required to be worn to enter the library.
Masks are available, if needed.
 

Library News

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Any teens looking for a Challenge? Try MI Library Quest!

From July 1-30 Teens across the state of Michigan can participate in the MI Library Quest.  Calling all teen adventurers! His Majesty King Thaddeus Brockwright the Third is seeking brave souls to rid his kingdom of the dreaded bronze dragon. Prepare yourself for a daring virtual quest tha...

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Grab and Go Crafts Now Available for Kids and Teens!

Children and teens can now get grab & go craft kits! A new craft comes out every Monday through August 17th and is available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis at all of our locations. Our branches that are closed on Mondays will put new crafts out on Tuesdays...

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Dads of All Kinds

Literature is full of great father figures: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol, Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series, Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Mathew Cuthbert from the Anne of Green Gables series, and Horton the Elephant from Horton Hatch...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

The Gemini Family Show

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music, Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Gemini for a virtual family concert featuring original songs, traditional storytelling, demonstration of a variety of simple instruments, and singing — that’s right, singing! — of classic children’s books to inspire reading. This hi...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
Event Details:
Imagine You're King with the Acting Up Theatre Company! Join the Knights of the Brown Table as they quest for the Excalibook! They'll bring fun, fast moving characters, pop culture references, and best of all - audience participation (even ...

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Register to reserve your pack of supplies and Zoom code to attend this Teen-only Dragon Skull Sculpting class. Supplies can be picked up starting July 8. Make sure to indicate which branch is your preferred pick-up destination. If the day/time ...

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Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

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

Teelightful Teesigns

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for this virtual program!  Join the maker movement at your library. Participants will learn how to transform tee shirts into something new in this no sew workshop. Just a few of the options include upcycled dog toys, cap and mask...

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

This event is in the "Family" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Join in the fun as magician Joel Tacey teaches simply amazing, yet amazingly simple magic tricks! You will need the following materials:  any 4 coins a deck of playing cards 2 rubber bands a pencil 3 different colored crayons a p...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

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

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