National Library Card Sign-up Month


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Northwest Regional Library System (NWRLS) joins libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card. From borrowing books, eBooks, and audiobooks to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy. All without stretching their budget. It’s elemental, really—everyone should have one!

NWRLS Library cards are free to residents of Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties and are valid at any library in the system. A non-resident card may be purchased for $15 per year. Bring a Photo ID and address verification to the library front desk to begin the process. A parent or guardian must sponsor their child’s card up to age 16.

There’s something for everyone at your local library. The library offers books, classes, and events that instill a love of reading and encourages creativity and exploration. To learn more about your library’s resources and programs, please visit, follow on Facebook, or call (850) 522-2100.

Northwest Regional Library System Locations in Bay County:
– The Bay County Public Library is located at 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City. Phone (850) 522-2100.
– The Panama City Beach Public Library is located at 12500 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach. Phone (850) 233-5055.
– The Parker Public Library is located at 4710 Second Street, Parker. Phone (850) 871-3092.