Due to circumstances beyond our control, the BCLS mobile app is experiencing compatibility issues with the library's catalog. You can still access your account and the BCLS catalog at baycountylibrary.org during this time, but the app will unfortunately not function properly until the developers find a solution. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Books we loved in 2023

As the snow begins to fall, people are beginning to reflect on the past year. Maybe you have hit your reading goal for the year, maybe you still have a few titles to go. For those of you in the second group, the staff at Sage Library wanted to share some of our favorite books we read this past year....

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November is National Native American Heritage Month

Every year we recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month, which gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the heritage, traditions and contributions of all native and indigenous people, who have enriched and shaped our country in so many invaluable ways.  In cele...

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Get in Your Element this Fall with a Library Card!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Bay County Library System joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card. ...

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Familiar Characters, New Stories: Disney Teen Novels

As readers are transitioning from choosing books from the children’s room to the teen section, there is sometimes a want for something familiar but elevated. In the past ten years Disney has been building an amazing selection that features the characters you know and love (or in the case of villains...

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Get Started with the Libby App From Your Library

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from the Bay County Library System!  The Libby app, which is created by OverDrive, has replaced the OverDrive app. Here are directions to help you get started with Libby: Instal...

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Teen Collection Spotlight: Books in Verse

Books in verse hold a special place for me. The poetry of the language and the sparseness of the text generates different feelings than traditional prose does. Some people may see it as more musical, more intentional, or more vulnerable. Others may simply rejoice that the books tend to be shorter. R...

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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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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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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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