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analog clock with overlaid text that reads short on time? check out these quick reads against a dusty pink background

Quick Reads: Books to Read or Listen to in a Day!

Fall is here to stay, and with it comes all its trappings!  Back to school, back to carpool, back to after-school activities and weekend sporting events.  This return to routine often leaves us feeling like we have much less free time for things like reading or listening- when it's not for...

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Books to Screen

From Book To Screen

“The book is better”, so the saying goes. Check out and read these books before you see their filmed movie/TV versions and judge for yourself.   Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis Tells the story of jazz great Baker’s role as an agent for the Fre...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Teen Titles for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.This is atime to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. A great way to celebrate would be to read a book (or two or t...

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various graphic novel cover images collected over a yellow and purple background

Graphic Novels: Not Just for Kids!

Did you know?  Graphic novels are not just for kids!  All BCLS branches now have their own new graphic novel collection, curated just for adults!  While tackling adult topics and subject matter, these graphic novels combine stories and art for a totally unique reading experience.&n...

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Short Stories for Teens

Short & (Not Always) Sweet Teen Reads

Looking for something new to read, but don’t want a big commitment. Try a short story collection! There are so many great ones out there-Some all have books in the same theme, some have all have books by the same author, and some may have books all set in the same universe. Short story collections a...

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47th annual used book sale

47th Annual Used Book Sale

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  The Friends of the Bay County Libraries 47th annual used book sale is happening August 4 - 6, 2022 at the Bay County Civic Arena.  All items are priced to move, with books ranging from $0.50 to $2.00.  The Saturday all-day clearance lets you ...

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Independence day

Patriotic & Historical Books and Movies

Here’s a list of some of the best historical and/or patriotic books and movies available at your library that you can read/watch during this time when we commemorate our American Independence. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!   Books   1776 –  David McCullough ...

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audiobooks for the whole family

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

There's no time like the summertime to pack the family into the car and hit the road!  Family road trips bring with them the opportunity to create memories and bring families closer together.  Bonding can come in many forms, and listening to stories while on the road can be the perfect act...

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‘MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2022 Are you up to the challenge?’ and MiLibraryQuest logo with divers, a sunken ship, and text stating MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep

The Quest Starts Now!

Teens in Michigan are invited to participate in MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep this summer.    Pirates, shipwrecks, and monsters have inhabited our oceans for millennia. MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep will challenge teens to complete an ocean-themed crossword puzzle by ...

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