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STEM Pipeline: Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020

Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020 Article courtesy of the STEM Pipeline who’s mission is “to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”  When you think of a public library, STEM probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at the Bay County Library System, […]

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening?

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening? “If you can: start giving bad habits up and start being yourself. Now is the time to do it, because if you start, it will only take a bit of time to give you a lot of time. I’ve taken a lot of your advice, try to take some […]

Librarian Secrets: Unique Collections at Bay County Library System

Unique Collections at Bay County Library System Did you know that libraries are so much more than books? Today I’m thrilled to tell you about some hot new collections that we carry at Bay County Library System (BCLS). Even though these special collections may only be on the shelf at a designated branch, we are […]

Pregnancy, Birth… And Dads? Dads’ Crucial Role in the Childbearing Year

Photographs are courtesy of Kendra Renee Photography   Pregnancy, Birth… And Dads? Dads’ Crucial Role in the Childbearing Year Ah, pregnancy and birth. What a beautiful time in our lives as we become mothers. We get showered with gifts, no longer have to find excuses just to get pampered, and get to wonder what our […]

Librarian Secrets: Seasonal Early Literacy Activities

Winter is a great time to practice your child’s early literacy skills! According to the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative, there are 5 activities parents and caregivers can explore with their children to develop their early literacy skills: reading, writing, singing, playing, and talking.   Here are some ideas for special ways to celebrate winter […]

Why Dad Matters: Part 2 — Research Piece

“STAR WARS! STAR WARS! STAR WARS!” My boys chanted these words until I relented. I grabbed the FireStick remote, flipped to Disney+ and clicked on Episode II: Attack of the Clones. SPOILER ALERT: As I watched Anakin sink further into a darker character, I already knew that he would transition into the infamous Darth Vader. […]

10 Affordable STEM Adventures for Families this Holiday Season

Take your family on a STEM adventure right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region! One of the great things I love about STEM activities is that they are so much fun and my kids are learning as they play. As a parent, I get to experience it and play right along beside them. Our […]

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Welcomes Winter

FREE Holiday Event Winter is the most wonderful time of the year at your Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum located in Saginaw, MI. We are busy planning events, hosting field trips, and as always, making play fun and educational for our visitors every day. One of our favorite events we host every year is our New Year’s […]

WHY DAD MATTERS: Part 1 – Experience/Opinion Piece

Author’s note: this is a two-part post. Part one will focus on the author’s own experience and opinion. Part two will dive into some data research in order to build on the conclusion. Phone in hand, my mother looked at me with a stone-cold face. “He’s dead. Dad’s dead.” “Grandpa?” was my response. “No. Your […]

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. […]