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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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Great Kids and Family Programs in June!

The BCLS Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! Save the date for our all-ages kick off programs and some of our other exciting events for kids and families coming up in June!  The Auburn Branch will hold their Summer Reading Kick Off Party on Tuesday, June 14 from 4:30-6:30pm ...

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Children's Book Week Performers

In honor of Children's Book Week (May 2-8) the Bay County Library System will hold special performances for children and their families at all of our branches!  On Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30pm, join us at the Auburn Area Branch Library for The Storytellers. Enjoy captivating stories and mu...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year Old Storytime - Sage

10:00am - 10:45am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This program will take place IN-PERSON at the Sage Branch Library. Should health regulations change, in-person programs may switch to Zoom. You will be notified of any format change via the contact info you provide at registration. MASKS ARE HIGHLY E...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime - Sage

11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

This program will take place IN-PERSON at the Sage Branch Library. Should health regulations change, in-person programs may switch to Zoom. You will be notified of any format change via the contact info you provide at registration. MASKS ARE HIGHLY E...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Summer of S.T.E.A.M.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Family program.  Join our "on-the go" community of curiosity each Tuesday throughout the summer, no registration required.  Investigative and hands-on fun activities that will spark your interest in science, technology, engineering, art and...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Meet Up and Eat Up - Wirt

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Wirt Lawn
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 122
Event Details:
Free lunches for children ages 0-18 will be available at Wirt Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, in partnership with Bay City Public Schools, from June 14-August 11. Lunches will be provided from 12-12:30pm on the library's front lawn, ne...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Paint a Wind Chime

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Paint a beautiful wooden windchime to take home! Children ages 0-12 are invited to attend.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Paint a Wind Chime

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Paint a beautiful wooden windchime to take home! Children ages 0-12 are invited to attend. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year Old Storytime - Auburn

10:15am - 10:45am
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This program will take place IN-PERSON at the Auburn Branch Library. Should health regulations change, in-person programs may switch to Zoom. You will be notified of any format change via the contact info you provide at registration. MASKS ARE HIGHLY...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

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