Mark "Twain" Manry helps the library celebrate the Big Read!
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, chairman
Mary Alyce Davis, secretary
Dr. Gary Kolb
Friends of the Library
All donations to the Friends of the Library are tax deductible and 100 percent goes to help the Bay Minette Public Library. We hold our annual Wine and Cheese fundraiser in October.
Friends of the Library Board Members:
Barbara Deer Brown, chairman
Lynn Biles, treasurer
Linda Brogden, secretary
For more information about the Friends of the Library, please contact Barbara Brown at 937-9098.
Google eBookstore Best of the Free
New York Times Bestsellers
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 -- ancestrylibrary.proquest.com.
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.
Type in your library card number to access the database.
U.S. History Resources from Libraries, Museums, and Archives
Library of Congress
A collection of over 40,000 historic maps of Alabama, the United States and for that matter, the entire world!
PARENTS & STUDENTS:
NetSmartz.org NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
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.
Ready to Learn from PBS Kids
- this site offers advice for reading with your children, finding appropriate PBS programming, and general parenting tips
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.
Online tutoring, homework help and test prep
Information on the Affordable Care Act: webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/ACAR
Tax Forms: www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
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.
COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDE: Most of the community resources listed are copied from the brochure compiled and published by Baldwin County United (929-7927). We've also included services or programs that we located in response to frequent questions from our library and bookmobile users. This information is updated frequently. To the best of our knowledge the information is accurate.
The Library of Congress
Access to the Alabama Driver's Manual, Motorcycle Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, and Boater's Handbook.
Alabama Virtual Library -- thanks to geolocation you DO NOT need an AVL card!
www.gulftel.com/bclc/bookmobile/schedule.htm BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Alabama Humanities Foundation
Computer skills, GED preparation, job search and workplace skills, job skills, skill building for adults, and U.S. Citizenship.
Baldwin County Commision
A National Directory of Businesses and Consumers
Just enter the following to begin your search: Email: email@example.com Password: library
Reference USA: Search business, residential and healthcare databases...
User Name: your library card bar code number. Password: last four digits of the bar cod
La Mano Amiga (The Helping Hand) is a free nonprofit magazine for Spanish-reliant patrons. Every month a new issue is published with articles on financial literacy, health and well-being, charities and social services, U.S. laws and customs, and other information important to people adapting to life in this country. http://www.lamanoamiga.org/.
serves to help low-income Alabamians find solutions to legal problems. This site can help people find legal aid, learn about their rights, apply for public benefits, download self-help materials, and find relevant community agencies.
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.
- This program is designed to help prison educators and prison librarians find book donations for America's prisons. You can search the listings and send your book donations directly to the prison and cause of your choice
This site breaks down the mystery behind Amazon discounts and deals! Most everyone knows that Amazon has a wide range of products, but few are aware of the secret deals they may be missing out on. It offers access to an up-to-date guide with the best ways to navigate all of Amazon’s specials and bargains, especially the ones relating to books and Kindle eBooks.
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Holiday Schedule
Veterans' Day .... Monday, November 12th
Thanksgiving Holidays ....Thursday, November 22nd -- 25th
Christmas Holidays ... Saturday, December 22nd --Tuesday, December 25th
New Year's ... Tuesday, January 1st
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ... Monday, January 21st
Mardi Gras Day ... Tuesday, February 12th
Presidents' Day .... Monday, February 18th
Good Friday .... Friday, March 29th -- 31st
Memorial Day ... Saturday, May 25th -- May 27th
Independence Day .... Thursday, July 4th
Labor Day .... Saturday, August 31st -- Monday, September 2nd
Holiday Closings are in association with recognized closings of the Baldwin County Commission
and North Baldwin Utilities.