Reader Resources

Man reading book in library book stacks

The Bay County Library System has a wealth of resources to help you find books and other materials to meet your reading, educational and listening needs, including book awards, book clubs, databases, websites and reviews.  For assistance, don’t forget to ask a librarian!

Virtual Reading Challenges on READsquared

From Summer and Winter Reading Programs for all ages, to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, BCLS offers you the option to log reading and complete challenges on our READsquared web page or the READsquared app! 



Request for Purchase of Library Materials

Staff Picks

New Items at BCLS

See what's about to hit the shelves!

Choose a category below to see a list of our newly acquired materials. Select a title on the list to see it in our catalog, place a hold, and more.

Reading Recommendations

You can now get librarian selected book recommendations tailored to you! Select a link below, fill out the Google Form, and a staff member will contact you with recommendations for your next great read!