Check out our Story Times!
Library story hours are designed to teach literacy and a love of reading. They are held every day of the week at each of the library branches. For dates, times and themes click here.
eAudios now available at library
We offer over 4,000 downloadable eAudio books. You must register with your library card. When you check out your first book, you'll be prompted to download the player to listen on your desktop or laptop; or get the Android or iOS app to listen from your mobile device. Click here to get started. Up to 5 eAudio books can be checked out at a time; they expire after 14 days, but re-checking them out is easy with a history list on the ‘my titles’ page.
Gigantic Book Sale begins Saturday
Thousands of secondhand books: fiction, non-fiction, kids' books, health, science, family, cookbooks, and lots more! The book sale begins Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Hours are Monday, January 23 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, January 24 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, January 25 (half price day) - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, January 26 ($1 a yard) - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prices: hardcovers $1, paperbacks 50¢, DVDs and CD books $1, magazines 25¢ or 5 for $1.
Sets (i.e. encyclopedias) $10.
All proceeds go to books for the Hancock County Library System.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library on Friday, January 27 from 4-6 p.m. for a sleepover. Then pick them up Saturday, January 28 st 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a story. Hosted in conjunction with Hancock Reads. Check it out at http://hancockreads.weebly.com/ for more information on how to get involved.