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 Beanstack

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


Michigan Notable Books 2021

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!