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Teen Historical Fiction

Looking for a Book Set in the Past?

Are you a history buff? Or do you like to read books set in the past to imagine what it would have been like to live back then? It seems like there have been some great historical fiction books coming out in Teen Fiction lately that I’d love to highlight for you. On today’s list, I am going to avoid...

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Great Kids and Family Programs in June!

The BCLS Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! Save the date for our all-ages kick off programs and some of our other exciting events for kids and families coming up in June!  The Auburn Branch will hold their Summer Reading Kick Off Party on Tuesday, June 14 from 4:30-6:30pm ...

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Did You Know? Meet Libby!

Did you know about all of the wonderful things you can do with the Libby app, provided by the Bay County Library System?  If not, meet Libby!  Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive. Did you know that with Libby: There is no cost!  Access to Libby is include...

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Bay County

Local History At Your Local Library

Bay County has a rich and storied history with many architectural reminders of past eras still surviving today. Over the years, numerous books have been written about a variety of Bay County history topics.  Whether you want to hear tales of the lumber/shipbuilding eras, or read about architect...

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Children's Book Week Performers

In honor of Children's Book Week (May 2-8) the Bay County Library System will hold special performances for children and their families at all of our branches!  On Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30pm, join us at the Auburn Area Branch Library for The Storytellers. Enjoy captivating stories and mu...

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BCLS Readers Club

Do you have a hard time keeping up with the newest titles from your favorite authors?  Would you like us to do some of the work for you?  If so, the BCLS Readers Club may be just the thing you need! Library staff is here to help!  Stop by your preferred branch and grab a Readers Cl...

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National Book Award

Award Winning Books You May Have Missed

The recent award season for the entertainment industry got me thinking about the literary world and the numerous prizes given to award winning books every year. Here are some recent award-winning books you may have missed. National Book Awards – Every year the National Book Foundation awards priz...

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National Library Week 2022

Happy National Library Week

It’s National Library Week everyone! Just like any other celebration, we’re sure this one could've snuck up on you. No worries. This one is easy to celebrate, just visit your local library! We love connecting with you all, and that makes it perfect that this year’s theme is Connecting With You...

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LENA Start: Did you know back and forth exchanges with babies and toddlers boosts their brain activity?

Talk Builds Babies Brains - Learn how with LENA Start!

Do you talk to your baby? You probably do, even if they don't understand every word, but did you know how important early talk is to your child's brain development? A baby's brain develops rapidly between the ages of birth to age 3, building more than one million neural connections per second! In...

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Saving Money

Save Money With Your Library Card

What’s your library worth to you? Maybe more than you think. Check out this list of some of the many services BCLS provides to our card holders free-of-charge vs. what they can cost you through other pay services. Many of these pay services you may be currently using or have used in the past. ...

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