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Librarian Secrets: Feast of Books

Librarian Secrets: Feast of Books When the air gets cold and the leaves (and maybe some snowflakes) are falling, it is a great time for a family feast! Whether you’re gathering for Thanksgiving or another family occasion, here are a few favorite food themed read-aloud choices from the children’s department at Bay County Library System. […]

2019-2020 STEM Passports: Packed full with Family RESOURCES, COUPONS & fun PLACES to experience STEM

2019-2020 STEM Passports I am pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 STEM Passport is here! This amazing booklet is the creation of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance’s Out-of-School Time Network. It is an effort to create equal access to STEM-rich institutions to all children throughout the region. Why is this important? We live in a […]

HOME SCHOOL CULTURE: Community in the Great Lakes Bay Region

When our family decided to home school, we tried to make purposeful decisions that would help create life experiences for our kids that revolved around community. We either joined existing or created multitudes of fun classes and events that took advantage of the experts that live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Now, […]

You Are Not Alone – M.E.N.D. MidMichigan (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)

You Are Not Alone – M.E.N.D. MidMichigan (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) Fall has always been my favorite season; the crunch of fallen leaves, pumpkin spice everything and of course… HOODIES! October is also Infant Loss Awareness Month.  While it’s not something I “enjoy” per se, I’m thankful for the opportunity to help bring awareness to […]

How Tre Became the MATH IN THE MAIL Turtle!

Tre the turtle never paid much attention to the mail. Then one day, his mom said “Tre, you have mail!” She handed him a white box with his name on the front of it. He opened the box and found a book and toy dinosaurs inside.  Tre was so excited to play with the dinosaurs! […]

2019 Michigan Great BUDDY WALK®

NATIONAL BUDDY WALK® Program PROMOTES INCLUSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME in Celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month The 2019 MI great Buddy Walk® is one of over 250 Buddy Walk® events planned in cities across the country this fall in and around October in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk® was […]

Librarian Secrets: Favorite Back to School Books

Librarian Secrets: Favorite Back to School Books Back to school time is full of emotions for students, parents, and teachers. Picture books are a great way to prepare kids for school expectations at home and break the ice on the first few days back in classrooms Here are a few favorite back to school stories […]

The Salvation Army 2019 Community Day and Back Pack Giveaway

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN! What are we celebrating at the Saginaw Salvation Army? We are celebrating our community, our strength, our families, friends, and neighbors. We are celebrating how we care for and take care of each other in Saginaw. We are coming together to ensure our children have the supplies and confidence they need […]

Tips & Words of Wisdom for Parents of First Time Middle Schoolers

Middle School!!! These two words loom over my household as the first day of school quickly approaches.  I will be a mother of a middle schooler and what makes this so difficult for her father and I are all the unknowns.  I attended a K-8 grade school, which makes this new adventure even more of […]

Christmas in July Party at G’s Pizzeria: Benefiting The Salvation Army 

The Christmas spirit typically brings to mind white glistening snow, sparkling lights and joy in our hearts. However, the celebration of miracles, hope, family and community happens every day in our community, not just during the Christmas season. Need Knows No Season! That is why The Salvation Army is inviting the community to show their […]