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.

Solar Day @ Your Library is August 19

For the first time in nearly a century, on August 21, a total solar eclipse of the sun will be visible in parts of the contiguous United States. The Hancock County Library System is hosting Solar Day @ Your Library on Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.
Ryan Mahan, meteorologist with WXXV Weather in Gulfport, will present a lively and informative presentation to find out why this particular eclipse is nicknamed The All-American Eclipse.
Safe viewing glasses provided by the STAR Library Network, will be handed out to each attendee on a first come first served basis, along with safe viewing guidelines.
For more information call 228-467-5282.

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.

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.