Librarian Secrets

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Librarian Secrets: STORYTIME IS AWESOME!

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 storytimes, you can expect to hear stories read by one of our trained presenters, sing some songs, and participate […]