Resources

Librarian Secrets: Introducing Wonderbooks!

Librarian Secrets: Introducing Wonderbooks! At Bay County Library System, we carry audiobooks in many formats: traditional books on CD, CD and book kits, Playaways (MP3 players about the size of a deck of cards with one title pre-loaded onto them), and new to our branches in 2020, Wonderbooks! Wonderbooks are hardcover books (picture books, early […]

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education Offers Families High-quality STEM Education The Center for Excellence in STEM Education (CESE) began providing high-quality STEM Education programs for students, families, and teachers within the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2015 before occupying a physical space known as the MakerSpace within the Education and Human Services building […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]