Resources

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 […]

Librarian Secrets: Unique Collections at Bay County Library System

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: 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 […]

Ick! Are You Storing Your Toothbrushes Incorrectly?

Jen is a freelance writer, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great, details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing!  Learn more about Jen at […]

MICHIGAN CHILDREN’S PROTECTION REGISTRY – ProtectMIChild.com

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop […]