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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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Michigan Water Wonderland

Travel Michigan

Michigan has a lot to offer for getaway destinations in the summer time. Whether you like outdoor activities like hiking, boating, camping or cultural locations like museums, historical buildings, and landmarks. There are many choices for those summer road trips. Check out these helpful travel gu...

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Borrow it in Libby, mobile phone image with book cover inside

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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stack of colorful books against a blue background with text BCLS Readers Club

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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