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Scream Queens

The horror genre is one typically dominated by male writers, but, as in most areas today women are hot on their heels!  Check out these great horror novels just in time for Halloween. Some are classic, some are new, but all are written by scream queens!     The Dead Girls C...

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Consumer Reports

Be a Better Consumer With Consumer Reports.

With the holiday shopping season soon to be upon us (if it isn’t already), we all want to purchase the best quality items and get the most for our buying dollars. To help with this, BCLS offers all our library card holders free digital access to Consumer Reports online subscription database. Cons...

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Teen Mystery Reads

I'm feeling inspired by shows like Only Murders in the Building and One of Us is Lying, so let’s focus on some of the twisty, awesome mysteries and thrillers you can find in the teen section. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus This is one of the newest shows on the Peacock streaming network. ...

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Two Award-Winning Authors, Two Chances to See!

BCLS is excited to welcome two award-winning authors visiting in two different formats!   Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Friends of the Bay County Libraries are pleased to welcome Jamie Ford, bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, to the State Theater in ...

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Monthly Challenges on Beanstack

Hey readers. Are you looking for some inspiration for your next read? We have been changing a few things up here, including our Beanstack challenges. We retired our Read Woke Challenge, and are now bringing you new monthly themes to stretch your reading muscles. In the month of September, we a...

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I Heard It on NPR

"Do you have this book?  I heard it on NPR this morning."  It's a question frequently asked of us here at the library and it's usually an easy one to answer.  As long as you had pencil and paper handy, weren't driving at the time, and were able to jot down the title of the aforemen...

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YA Memoirs & Biographies

Whether you prefer reading nonfiction, are looking to shake up your reading, or are hoping to get inspired, make sure you don’t miss out on the Teen Biography section. Full of stories of people from all walks of life, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs have always been a section that I am draw...

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Animal Tales

Animal Tales

Like many people, I love watching the antics of our animal friends whether I’m in my own home with my three dogs or out enjoying nature. Countless books have been written that tell the special stories and true adventures of animals both wild and domesticated. Here are a few favorites available at th...

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So Many Cinderellas, So Little Time.

Amazon Prime released a trailer for their new Cinderella movie starring Camila Cabello (and Idina Menzel and Billy Porter and a lot of other talent). This got me reminiscing about some of my other favorite adaptations of the classic tale. While all fairy tales have provided us with great source mate...

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