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Online Catalog


www.baldwincat.org

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Patron ID: library card number

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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

Camellia Net


Search for and download audio and e-books.

Patron ID: library card number

PIN: last four digits of number

camellia.lib.overdrive.comDownload the Libby app today!

 

Library Card

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Yearbooks

Click here to view yearbooks

You can now "check-out" our yearbook flash drive to download your yearbook to your device. The flash drive is for in-library use only and can be requested at the front desk. Just return it as you leave.

Contact Information

Joanna Bailey, Library Director

251.580.1648 phone
251.937.0339 fax

jbailey@ci.bay-minette.al.us

 
Location

205 West Second Street
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

 
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

9a.m. until 6p.m.

Saturday

10a.m. until 2p.m.
 

Databases

Click Here! The archives feature the Baldwin Times newspaper from 1906 to 1973.

This project has been in the works for a long time and has finally come to fruition.

It all began when previous library director Charlotte Cabaniss Robertson procured grant funding to have the Baldwin Times Newspaper, housed on microfilm at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, burned to CD.

This project has been on the back burner for several years and after much research I found a great company to transfer the files on CD to a searchable database.

Advantage Preservation has created a beautiful site from which to view these wonderful old newspapers with just the click of your mouse. 


Mango Languages


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Heritage Quest


HeritageQuest Online...Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, in over 23,000 family and local histories, in an index of over 2.1 million genealogy and local history articles, in selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, in the Freedman's Bank and in Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

Click Here
Type in your library card number to access the database.

AtoZ Database


We will transition to AtoZ Databases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists later this fall. If you like Reference USA then take a look at Ato Z Databases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists.
Click Here
User Name: your library card bar code number. Password: last four digits of the bar code

Learning Express


Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

When registering, your user name is your 14-digit library card number and a password of your choice. 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 Click Here

Homework Alabama


Homework Alabama offers free online homework help from tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies and English, for grades 4 - 12 and College Intro as well as Job Search Assistance and Academic & Career Resources. Tutors are available from 3 p.m. until 10 pm, Sunday-Thursday.

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The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is here!

Sign up for your child (birth to their fifth birthday) to get a free book every month in the mail!

The are not any spots available at this time to register for our program. However, as current readers graduate from the program,openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Joanna Bailey at (251) 580-1648 to be added to our waitlist. 

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is now available to children from birth up to five-years old in Bay Minette, Stockton and Perdido thanks to the Bay Minette Public Library! 

Sponsored by a grants from The North Community Foundation and International Paper and a generous contribution from Senator Greg Albritton, the Bay Minette Public Library is now signing up children to participate in the global reading initiative.

The program sends a book free of charge through the mail each month to the child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read to their children from the curated titles.

The organization has a Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee that chooses the titles which are purchased at the wholesale price. Thanks to the North Baldwin Literacy Council, which is housed in the library, the library was able to qualify for non-profit postal rates. Set up by zip code, the program is available for children in the North Baldwin County zip codes 36507, 36579 and 36562. 

According to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, “there is almost a 90 percent probability that a child will remain a poor reader at the end of the fourth grade if the child is a poor reader at the end of the first grade.” 

The Dollywood Foundation covers the overhead costs associated with the program. The library’s only financial responsibility is the at-cost books and mailing expenses. The funds stay local and 100 percent of the funding goes to serve the children in our community.

Click HERE to register online. 


The Bay Minette Public Library is proud to present the myLIBRO app!
You can place holds, see new arrivals, schedule a curbside pickup, access Camellia Net and Axis 360, schedule to use our program/meeting room and see our social media posts all on the app!
It is available for download for IOS and Android, and a SHORT TUTORIAL is available when you download the app.
If you don’t have a library card, stop by the library today to get one!

 



 

 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

Our newest addition to the valuable resources: free driving tests. Click the link above to try it out!


Mission Statement


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.

About Your Library


Our History

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. 

Complete History of the Bay Minette Public Library

Bay Minette Public Library Board

Lee Mitchell, chairperson

Dr. Gary Kolb

Robin Rhodes

Alice Crook

Rheena Elmore


 

Library Services


  • Wi-Fi Hot Spot 
  • Free Patron Computer Use (printing $.25 per page)
  • Faxing: $1 per page 
  • Meeting Room Space during library hours (call 580-1648 to reserve)
  • Copy Machine available for public use $.20 per page
  • Paperback Swap (back right hand corner downstairs) 
  • Free magazines (back right hand corner downstairs)
  • In-House Book Sale
  • Tax forms available during tax season

Bebe Kobos Memorial Childrens Library


Join Children’s Librarian Victoria Barnett every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. for story time!  Email Mrs. Victoria at bmplkids@gmail.com.


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-House Book Sale


The Bay Minette Public Library has an on-going In-House Book Sale located in our Program Room! Books and audio/visual materials are available for purchase during library hours. 

North Baldwin Literacy Council


www.northbaldwinliteracycouncil.org
Contact: Cheryl Clarke, NBLC Director, at 251-937-1112.

 

NBLC volunteer tutors teach adults’ basic reading and writing skills, life skills, GED and English as a Second Language, all free of charge


The Bay Minette Browsers


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. 

 

 

Valuable Resources


LOCAL: 

 
http://www.northbaldwinchamber.com/ The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is a business focused, member supported organization that works with the community to develop sustainable economic growth and to enhance the quality of life for all residents, business owners and employees.

Information about voting and elections can be found here on the Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.alabama.gov. Voting and elections information on the non-partisan website sponsored by the League of Women Voters: http://vote411.org.                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.htmlFree digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives

www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
                                                                                                             

New York Times Bestsellers

 
 
 
www.loc.gov/index.html

The Library of Congress

www.ahf.net/

Alabama Humanities Foundation

 
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Alabama Virtual Library -- thanks to geolocation you DO NOT need an AVL card!

 

GENEALOGY & HISTORY LINKS:

 

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry.com. This valuable resources in now available at your library! You must visit the library to use this resource. It can only be accessed via one of our patron computers or your laptop using our wireless connection -- http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com/aleweb/ale/do/login.

 

HeritageQuest Online...Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, in over 23,000 family and local histories, in an index of over 2.1 million genealogy and local history articles, in selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, in the Freedman's Bank and in Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

http://www.heritagequestonline.com/barcode?aid=16751

Type in your library card number to access the database.

 
 
 http://baldwingenealogy.org Baldwin County Genealogical Society
 
 

PARENTS & STUDENTS:

The Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) is a new resource for parents, grandparents and others in Alabama who provide care for children ages birth to twelve. PAL is confidential and anonymous and provides free information and support through a toll-free number:1-866-962-3030available Monday through Friday from 8am until 8pm 
This line is staffed by parenting resource specialists who will answer the phone, listen to callers, then offer helpful information and support. Callers may also request free literature about specific parenting concerns.
 
Alabama Virtual Library -- Thanks to geolocation you DO NOT need an AVL card! However, if you have Uverse or satellite internet, you will need to contact the library for us to set up your account as geolocation does not work with these internet service providers.
 
Online tutoring, homework help and test prep
 
 
 

INFORMATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS:

AARP www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging https://www.acl.gov/programs

Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org

 

TAX FORMS, ETC.

 
 
Tax Forms: www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
 
Alabama Tax Forms: http://revenue.alabama.gov/incometax/2014itforms.cfm
 
Throughout Alabama, thousands of people live with a disability or know of someone who has one, whether a returning veteran, family member, friend or colleague. Today, more than ever, there is a critical need to connect those with disabilities to the information they need to actively participate in the workforce and their communities. www.disability.gov is the ideal, one-stop resource to meet that demand.