Get Caught Reading contest open!

Father reading to his child

Father reading to his child

To encourage use of our new CD-and-Book-Packs, we are holding a contest as part of our TEI grant. Simply submit a photo where an adult is sharing a book with a child, in a unique and interesting location, whether that be on grandma's porch steps, under the rocket at Infinity Science Center, on the pirate ship at the Waveland Public Library, or listening to an audio book in the car.The contest is open to everyone. The winning contest entry will be awarded a gift basket of children's books and CDs. Please email your entry to by August 30.

Preschool Story Hours available at all five branches

Bring the newborn to five years of age to our weekly Preschool Children's Story Hours. Programs are designed to teach children a love of reading, and include stories, crafts and fun! The programs are held each day of the week at one of our branches at 10:30 a.m. To see dates, times and themes, click here.

The Love of Pets Series - Thinking About Getting a New Pet?
Saturday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Waveland Public Library

Perhaps you are considering acquiring a new pet for the first time, or you may want to add to your existing pet family. Come hear Laura Sanders and Denise Hines of Pack Life Rescue explain everything you need to consider when deciding which pet to adopt, based on your specific lifestyle and personality. These monthly talks are co-sponsored by the Hancock County Library System and the Friends of the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Free gifts will be given to each attendee, and free spay-neuter vouches will be available for Hancock County owners.

Oliver Chase is next author at library program
Tuesday, September 12 - 11:45 a.m.
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library

Local author Oliver Chase will debut his latest mystery thriller novel, Camelot Games, on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:45 a.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.

Camelot Games

Camelot Games

Chase’s background includes being a policeman, a federal investigator, and a pilot. His fascinating perspective lends an expertise into the characters in his books, gleaned from personal involvement in some of the last century’s biggest investigations, including the Oklahoma City bombing.

When a secret political machine maneuvers California war hero, Scott McHale and his beautiful activist wife, Angie into running for political office, an entirely new and frightening evil is unleashed upon the American public. As the wildly popular Latino couple's success and independence grow, hidden kingmakers quietly put into play a plan designed to plunge the nation into chaos.

Lunch is available for $10 payable to the Library Foundation. Reservations required. Call 228-467-5282 to make yours.

New Free Test Prep Resources Available Online

With the discontinuation of the statewide subscription to LearningExpress Library, free test prep resources have been and are available by clicking here.