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Ancestry Resources

While researching the Bayne Family, we came across some valuable Ancestry Resources. Whether you are investigating your own genealogy or researching a figure from local history, there is so much to discover and so many options for you to explore.

Be sure to visit our Lists Page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.


If you’re interested in researching to learn more about your ancestry, check out our Ancestry Booklist for inspiration to get started! These books cover online research, cemetery visitations, how to reveal the secrets contained in photographs and records, and how to record and preserve the stories of the past and present.

Be sure to visit our Lists Page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

Visiting the Library

When visiting the Library please observe the following guidelines:

  • Masks are mandatory while visiting the Library
  • Hands must be sanitized before entering
  • Social distances must be maintained
  • Computer usage is limited to one hour on a first come first basis
  • All items must be returned to the book drop
  • No donations will be accepted

Please note all seating has been removed. Our hours and services are limited and are subject to change.

Introducing: Architecture of Bayne Library

If you’re curious about the architect and the architecture of this Historic Landmark, then it’s the perfect time to learn about the Architecture of Bayne Library!

NoBo Cookbook Club

Do you like to cook? Do you like to read cookbooks? Do you like talking to other people that like these things? Well then join the NoBo Cookbook Club!

Our November cookbook is Cravings; Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen.

Even the most celebrity-cookbook-skeptical reader will find it hard not to enjoy this tome from supermodel Chrissy Teigen. With self-deprecating wit and down-to-earth charm, Teigen posits herself as an enthusiastic home cook and passionate eater. —Publisher’s Weekly

During November we’ll post photos, thoughts, tweaks, and reviews of recipes in this cookbook. Both Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and Avalon Library will have copies of the cookbook available, and they will also happily order more for you!

You have to make dinner anyway! Join the NoBo Cookbook Club today!

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

Non-Fiction Beach Reads

Check out our newest book list, Non-fiction Beach Reads! Take one of these immersive Non-Fiction books to the beach, or read them at home to be transported the beach in your imagination!

After you done checking out some of our favorite Beach Reads, be sure to check out our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

Talking With Kids

Unsure of how to talk to your kids about what’s going on with the COVID19 pandemic? If you’re looking for some answers, PBS for Parents is ready to help.

This site is a great resource for tips on how to talk to your kids on an age appropriate level about the current situation, while offering reassurance and guidance on how they can do their part to keep themselves and their family safe. Involving children on a level they can understand and engage in, is an important step in managing stress.

In addition, the site offers timely advice on how to manage and make the most of your child’s screen time, how to support children on the autism spectrum, and tips for parents who are new to home schooling. Self care for parents, an important topic, is also highlighted.

Of course, the kids will enjoy the links to their favorite PBS shows, downloadable activity sheets and games. There are art, science, and math activities to explore. You can even filter content by ages two to eight years old.

As the beloved Mister Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Thanks PBS.

Fine Free!

As of January 1, 2020, Bayne Library will no longer be charging fines on overdue items.

Learn more about this initiative.

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