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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Cozy Spooky Reads

Do you like the fall vibes, but are not a fan of being scared? Then you and I are in the same boat. There is something about October that is always a little stressful, because you never know when the next commercial is going to contain jump scares and truly terrifying visuals. My preferred version f...

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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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Christmas in July!

'Tis the season to be reading!  Christmas is just six short months away, but you don't need to wait for the snow to fly to get into the holiday spirit.  In the meantime, why not chill out and get into the holiday spirit with one of these holiday reads?   Christmas by the Book - ...

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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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Don't Miss Author Steve Adelman!

Don't miss this chance to see visiting author and Bay City native Steve Adelman this Saturday, July 8 @ 2 p.m. at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library.  You can register here via our online events calendar, or feel free to drop in if you find yourself free on Saturday afternoon!  ...

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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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