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Read eBooks and listen to an audiobook with a single tap, place items on hold and add items to your wish list. Simply download the app to get started. All you need after that is your library card number to create your account! Then you can enjoy Axis 360 anytime, anywhere
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Our Zinio Magazines are migrating to Camellia Net. Click the box above to access them!
Joanna Bailey, Library Director
205 West Second Street
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
M 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
T 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
W 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
TH 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our Children's Librarian will offer a Virtual Storytime via Facebook @ 10a.m. on Tuesdays!
Museum of Natural History: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits
Guggenheim Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum?hl=en
Museum of Modern Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art
The Louvre: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
Blarney Castle: https://www.virtualvisittours.com/blarney-castle/
Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
National Aquarium: https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live
Live Nature Cams: https://explore.org/livecams
Houston Zoo: https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
San Diego Zoo: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/
Smithsonian National Zoo: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam
Live Streaming South African Safaris: https://www.twitch.tv/wildearth
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Our newest addition to the valuable resources: free driving tests. Click the link above to try it out!
Create an account using your library card number!
Sentimental Productions DVDs available at your local library! Two different collections -- Sentimental Sing-Alongs and Sentimental Serenity -- are little gems waiting to be discovered!
The Sentimental Sing-Along collection features performances of memorable songs that mark important eras in our nations history. Your library has nine different volumes including "Songs from the Home Front," "Songs from the Heartland," and "Cowboy and Campfire Songs." Have a listen at www.youtube.com!
The Sentimental Serenity collection highlights different regions in the United States including the Gulf Coast, Southeast and the Great Plains.Take a sneak peek of the Great Plains at www.youtube.com!
Check out our new Bay Minette Browsers facebook page. It's for ANYONE WHO LOVES BOOKS! It is NOT limited to book club members. Share what you are currently reading, your favorite books and authors and make book suggestions. If there is a book you loved and want others to read then this is the place for you to share it! Happy Reading!
The Bay Minette Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks, and music now available for download! Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting this website and clicking on the Camellia Net link on the upper right hand corner of the page. Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card (from any library in the county that is participating in the Camellia Net consortium), and download to PC, Mac, Nook, Kindle, iPod, iPad, Sony Reader, and many other mobile devices. Users will need to install free software (except for Kindle books) -- OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks and music and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire after the two week lending period or you can change the default to a seven day lending period if you prefer. There are no late fees!
Quick Guide to Using Camellia Net
The type of device you are using determines your next step. The most common e-readers we are seeing are Kindles, Nooks, iPads and iPods/phones, Android phones, and various tablets. E-books can also be read on your desktop or laptop. When you pull up a book on CamelliaNet, you will see a box like this:
Adobe EPUB eBook
Kindles can only use Kindle books.
Nooks use Adobe EPUB.
On an Apple product (iPad, iPod/phone), Android, computer, or other tablet, you will need to install apps. The app to read Kindle books is the Kindle app. The Overdrive Console app will allow you to read Adobe EPUB. Both apps are free.
Kindle books are managed through your Kindle account on Amazon. After check out, your book will be available for download through Amazon.
Nook users have an extra step. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions (also free) to your personal computer and create an Adobe ID. You will then need to authorize your device with your Adobe ID. Dock your Nook to your computer. Your library book will download to your computer. Open Adobe Digital Editions and go to the library view. Drag the title to the “NOOK” icon. Undock the NOOK from your computer. In the Library, open My Documents. The title should be available to be read for the period of time specified by the library.
Other users can download EPUB books directly from the Overdrive Console, without going through a computer.
You will be asked to choose your library, then enter your card #. This is the long number on the back of your library card. Your pin is the last four digits of that #.
Throughout history the public library has been held in high esteem as a seat of knowledge, recognized as a public trust, and noted for its integral role in the community’s well being and sense of worth. The mission of the Bay Minette Public Library is to continue this honored and honorable tradition by enriching our community with an abundance of resources, including modern and traditional access points to information, as well as by providing a variety of services with the betterment of the patron the first and foremost priority.
Books were hard to come by at the turn of the century. Expensive when they could be found at all, books from religious writings to Shakespeare to popular western novels were a treat for the wealthy. But in Bay Minette, all of that was about to change. In 1922, the Bay Minette Public Library was founded by the Women’s Civic Improvement Association – an organization that itself was founded in 1913.
Bay Minette Public Library Board
Lee Mitchell, chairman
Dr. Gary Kolb
Holiday Closings are in association with recognized closings of the Baldwin County Commission
and North Baldwin Utilities.
Join Children’s Librarian Victoria Barnett every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. for story time! **Due to Covid19, our story times are now virtual on our Facebook page! Email Mrs. Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the children's library to see our beautiful mural created and painted by local artist Tena Powell!
Check out all the resources for students and parents under the Valuable Resources tab!
In cooperation with Baldwin EMC's RecyclePak program, we collect "burnt-out" compact fluorescent bulbs. Simply drop them off in the recycling receptacle at the front desk!
We also collect used cell phones and charges for The Lighthouse, Baldwin County’s Domestic Violence Prevention organization.
The Bay Minette Public Library has an on-going In-House Book Sale located in our Program Room! Hard cover books, audiobooks and DVDs are $1.00 each. Books and audio/visual materials are available for purchase during library hours.
NBLC volunteer tutors teach adults’ basic reading and writing skills, life skills, GED and English as a Second Language, all free of charge
Club contact: Joanna Bailey at (251) 580-1648.
Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the program room.
We will read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng for September. We will meet on Monday, October 19th ONLINE to discuss it.
Stop by the library and check out a copy of the current book. (Age 18 or older please.)
http://baldwingenealogy.org Baldwin County Genealogical Society
http://getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html: Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives
http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook/ :This link will make it a little easier to decide which book to read next!
http://www.kidsknowit.com The Totally Free Children's Learning Network with educational games, links and worksheets!
Special Note: since the Learning Express library platform has changed, you will need to register on the site again!
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY ADD-ONS: Personal Success Skills, Job and Career Accelerator, Computer Skills Center https://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com/?AuthToken=979B58D1-B45E-47C6-B170-D676E0386EBD
Homeless & Low-Income Student Resource Guide: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/resources/homeless-and-low-income-student-resources/
Online Degrees by Subject: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/
30 Top Scholarships for Public Service Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/financial-aid/scholarships/
Student Loan Guidebook: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/student-loan-guidebook/
http://www.onlineu.org/whose mission is to refocus the higher education converstation around affordabilty and increase ease of accessibility to online college information.
http://arealonlinedegree.com/college-resources/resources-students-disabilities/: A resource for students with disabilities who are looking to enroll with a university, uncover financial aid and scholarship information, or who are looking for information associated with student life once on campus.A resource for students with disabilities who are looking to enroll with a university, uncover financial aid and scholarship information, or who areociated with stuBusiness Databases:
Administration on Aging https://www.acl.gov/programs
Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
Senior Living Map www.seniorlivingmap.org
Long Term Care: http://www.assistedliving.com
Assisted Living and Senior Care: https://www.senioradvisor.com
Senior Living: http://www.seniorcare.org
Preventing Elder Financial Fraud: https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/elder-financial-abuse-prevention-guide/
Budgeting, Spending and Investing During Retirement: https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/smart-spending-in-retirement/
Action Plan for Managing Your Aging Parents' Money: https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/managing-elderly-parents-finances/
Resources for Senior Substance Abuse: https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/seniors/
Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their own home, and seniors are no exception. You can help your self or a loved one by creating a safe living place. Here’s a look at some of the most common safety issues that affect mature-age homeowners, along with some handy tips to improve household safety. https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/blog/safety-for-seniors-at-home.html
https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/elder-fraud/ How to avoid and detect elder fraud: a guide for older people, carers and relatives
https://www.fundera.com/resources/veterans-guide-starting-financing-small-business: A “how-to” guide for Vets on getting everything started in entrepreneurialship.
http://bunkerinabox.org: the "ultimate source of thought leadership from top entrepreneurs and veterans around the U.S." The short and simple online mini-course in veteran's entrepreneurship is divided into 14 “missions” created around the themes of Inspire, Education and Connection.
This website http://www.fueleconomy.gov features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips. The website also contains vehicle-specific air pollution emissions information and safety ratings and provides links to car buying websites.
https://bjs.gov: Bureau of Justice Statistics
http://supremecourtdatabase.org The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court.
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/ Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics
https://www.constituteproject.org: The world's constitutions for you to read, search and compare.
http://worldpublicopinion.org: WorldPublicOpinion.org is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. As the world becomes increasingly integrated, problems have become increasingly global, pointing to a greater need for understanding between nations and for elucidating global norms. With the growth of democracy in the world, public opinion has come to play a greater role in the foreign policy process. WorldPublicOpinion.org seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion.
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities https://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability “CouponChief.com’s Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities provides a detailed look at ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars. Discounts, services, and special offers are widely available, but very few businesses will mention their willingness to help simply because the risk of offending someone is just too big to risk saying something. Managing a disability can be tough, but you don't have to handle it all by yourself. The bottom line is: if you can save money, why not do it?"
https://www.moneysavingpro.com/internet-providers/in-my-area/: Our team of data scientists have spent the last 9 months analyzing sets of information to produce pages that are exceptionally useful to potential consumers - providing a number of different unbiased reviews on some of the best residential internet companies on the markets. These review pages serve as a hub for some of our best content, where visitors can find detailed information on costs, customer satisfaction, and in-depths reviews of the products and services available to them.
https://mesothelioma.net: Our patient advocates are here to support you, answer your questions, provide you wiht resources and inform you about your financial options. We have helped hundreds of patients, and we're here to help you and your loved ones today.
http://www.MesotheliomaGuide.com: Information from an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. They specialize in assisting patients with understanding which treatment options are best suited for thier illness, as well as how to find the right doctors that provide those treatment options.
https://www.mesotheliomafund.com/:Free assistance for mesothelioma patients and their families for medical treatment, finding a doctor, understanding your diagnoses, informational resources and travel costs.
https://www.mesothelioma.com/: The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational resource for veterans, seniors, cancer patients, and caregivers.
http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com: It’s your prognosis. Take action to improve it. Certain factors that influence your prognosis are within your control. You can improve your outcome, and we’re here to guide you along the way.
https://www.asbestos.net :The Mesothelioma Justice Network fights on behalf of patients, demanding justice from negligent asbestos companies.
Solar in Alabama: http://www.letsgosolar.com/solar-panels/alabama/
Residential Solar Panels: http://www.letsgosolar.com/solar-panels/home-and-residential/
Affordable Solar Panels: http://www.letsgosolar.com/solar-panels/rankings/affordable/
Consumer Health and Safety: https://www.consumersafety.org
http://recallreport.org: Recall Report is the web’s leading resource for information about health and safety recalls, including dangerous drugs and associated mental conditions.
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/heroin-addiction/: is a comprehensive substance abuse and eating disorder treatment facility in Florida, offering a full continuum of care from a patients’ arrival. In addition to medical detox and acute medical stabilization, we offer nutrition monitoring and medical intervention, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, sober housing accommodations, and aftercare.
http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/veteran-resources/ College Resource Guide for Veterans: This step-by-step guide to help Veterans transition from military to college life and provide numerous resources to assist in that transition. A little background on the organization, they are passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path. Their mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.