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.

During September, the Bay County Library System will host Library Card Sign-up activities! Show your library card to enter to win a $25 gift card!  Don't have a library card?  Visit your local branch to sign up for a library card then enter the drawing!  One winner per branch will be selected.  In addition, the sucker tree will make random appearances at all branches for your chance to win a  gift card.  Drawing is open to Bay County residents of all ages.  Must be present to enter.


From borrowing books, ebooks, and audiobooks to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy. All without stretching their budget.

Interested in trying a new hobby? The library can help. Thinking about starting or growing a small business? Bay County Library System offers our Business Resource Center, which provides access to start-up materials, company information, business directories, legal resources and investment services. You also have online access to Business Databases from within the library or from home or office.

There’s something for everyone at the Bay County Library System, and signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning for students. It's elemental, really—everyone should have one!

The Bay County Library System, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit

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Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Published by on September 01, 2023
Last Modified April 17, 2024