Children's Story Hours resume August 21

Bring the kids for our Children's Story Hours, which will resume Tuesday, August 21. They are geared for children 0 to 5 years of age, and include stories, songs, crafts and fun. Programs last approximately one hour, depending upon content. Please note that the Waveland Public Library Story Hours are now on Tuesdays instead of Mondays.

They are available at all five branches at 10:30 a.m.:

  • Tuesdays - Pearlington Public Library
    Tuesdays - Waveland Public Library
  • Wednesdays - Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library
  • Thursdays - Kiln Public Library
  • Fridays - East Hancock County Library

To see the themes for next, click here.




The Adult Summer Reading Program will be based on The Great American Read. Go to, read all about the program, explore the 100 list, and watch video clips of notables and their favorite books. You can also vote for your favorite books.

Pick up the 100 Favorites List from the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library or the East Hancock County Library and check which books you've already read.


In our online catalog, click on the Great American Read button to search for titles and check them out.

For every title you read, you will get an entry for a prize drawing to be held at the end of the program in September. Attend Matinee in the Bay movies: there will be two in August and two in September.

Brainfuse: online tutoring now available at library branches



The library has acquired a new FREE online tutoring program called Brainfuse from a generous gift of the Richard M. Tracey will. Brainfuse provides on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.  It is available to all library customers from the public computers at their local library or from any computer with an internet connection.

Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including the SAT preparation. The Adult Learning Center is where customers can access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links.

Brainfuse covers a large number of subjects that range from elementary school all the way to college level. You are assigned a live tutor online to chat and interact with.

Click here to access Brainfuse from your home computer or use the computers at any of the five library branches inside the library.