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book cover for tastes like war and text for big library read may 3-17, 2023

Libby and the Big Library Read

Bay County Library System resident cardholders can enjoy a National Book Award Finalist novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club! From May 3-17, booklovers with a valid BCLS resident library card can join thousands of others around the globe in borrowing Grace M. Cho’s...

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Libby Mags


Did you know that our OverDrive digital collection includes over 3,000 magazine titles which are always available and you can check out as many as you like on your BCLS library card. Just check out a digital magazine issue and you can turn pages, browse articles, and view photos just like ...

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April Releases: Clips from Assorted upcoming releases with pink as a major color

New Teen Titles to Check Out

Is your TBR pile getting low? Well, you’re in luck because I have a list of great teen titles that are all releasing this month. These books are bright bits of sunshine to help us get through this transitional weather time, until we successfully get out of coat weather. A lot are set in the summer o...

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Database Spotlight: Learn a New Language with Mango

Need Help Learning a New Language? We Got You!

Have you thought about learning a new language? Whether to brush up your high school skills or in preparation for an upcoming trip, Bay County Library has you covered with Mango. First of all, like all our databases, Mango is free to use- you just need a Bay County Library Card. Mango adapts to y...

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image of plane, train, and automobile against a blue background with yellow text that reads planes, trains, and automobiles

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Cabin fever can begin to hit hard by the time we get to March.  Anticipation for spring and summer activities and travel begins to really build, and the wait can seem endless...especially when it seems like it won't stop snowing!  Whether you dream of traveling by plane, train, or autom...

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Cozy Reads

Get Your Cozy On

When the weather gets blustery, it’s nice to read something cozy. Cozy mysteries generally include whodunits that take place in charming towns and villages, are solved by a lead who isn’t necessarily a detective, and don’t involve gory details or explicit situations. Most cozies are part of a series...

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A realistic drawing of a dragon flying above waterfalls inside a crystal balt. Text over an aged paper background says “MiLibraryQuest: A Perilous Journey”

Teen Adventurers!

Bay County Library System is participating in the sixth statewide MiLibraryQuest for teens. Grades 6-12 are eligible to participate.   What is MiLibraryQuest? MiLibraryQuest is a virtual scavenger hunt for teens throughout the state. This winter’s theme is Dungeons & Dragons and ...

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Celebrity Memoirs

The recent success of Prince Harry’s memoir reminded me that we are in somewhat of a celebrity memoir boon. Many of us enjoy reading about the ups, downs, and other intimate details of the lives of famous people and who better to spill the dirt than the stars themselves.  Hope you enjoy this li...

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2023 Michigan notable books

Michigan Notable Books 2023

Every year a selection committee facilitated by the Library of Michigan comes together and pores over 100s of books that were published the previous year. Fiction, non-fiction, as well as children's and teen titles are all eligible for consideration as long as they meet the criteria: books must be w...

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2023 Teen Books with covers of Unseelie, Song of Silver Flame like Night, Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling, The Island, The Wicked Bargain, and Queen Bee

Teen Books to Look Out For!

While I may not have finished reading everything I wanted last year, that isn’t going to stop me from getting excited about some 2023 book releases. These teen books are all coming out in winter 2023… Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman -  Iselia “Seelie” Graygrove looks just like her twin, Isol...

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