Resources

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 […]

Librarian Secrets: Avoiding the Summer Slide

Did you know that many students lose academic gains from the previous year during the summer? It’s called “the summer slide”. At Bay County Library System, we have several resources to help your child stay on track to succeed in the next school year. For more assistance with any of these items, please contact your […]

STEM Pipeline: Prevent the Summer Slide with BEDTIME MATH

The STEM Pipeline’s mission is “to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”  STEM Pipeline: Prevent the Summer Slide with BEDTIME MATH The 2018-2019 school year has come to an end and my kids are ready for the time off!  We have planned a summer of fun, including trips to […]

Librarian Secrets: Summer Reading Program

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: Summer Reading Program Summer is a great time to visit your local library! I’m excited to preview Bay County Library System’s summer reading program “Libraries! Out of This World!” for you. Starting Monday, June […]

Trusted Internet Resources for Children – Approved by a Local Media Teacher

Scott is a father and teacher here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. As a media teacher and librarian he enjoys expanding his students minds with new on-line technology and through the wonders of book. Trusted Internet Resources for Children Approved by a Local Media Teacher When I was asked to write a blog about […]

Librarian Secrets: Free eBooks and More!

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: Free eBooks and More! Reading is fundamental to children’s educations, but busy families can’t always make it into their local public library. Here at Bay County Library System (BCLS), we have quite a few […]

Librarian Secrets: Michigan Activity Pass

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: Michigan Activity Pass Spring Break is coming! If your family is staying in Michigan for Spring Break this year, consider trying the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)! MAP is a program that lets you print […]

The STEM Initiative in the Great Lakes Bay Region

  The STEM Initiative in the Great Lakes Bay Region STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs for children are everywhere – in our schools and preschools, at our libraries and museums, and the after-school programs.  We are seeing more programs popping up (Math In the Mail, Engineering for Kids, and Snapology – Tri-Cities) that […]

Librarian Secrets: STORYTIME IS AWESOME!

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: STORYTIME IS AWESOME! Have you ever taken a child to library storytime? At the Bay County Library System, we currently offer morning and evening storytimes for children under 6 years old. At BCLS’s free […]

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center Mark your calendar for a day of fun at the FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST.  This FREE event designed for kids of all ages (0-17 years old) will be held at the Bay City Town Center on February 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Be […]