On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.

Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

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5 Early Literacy Practices

boy reading and laughing

Every month our children's staff plans to share a tip to help develop early literacy skills in children. For our first post, we will talk about the 5 early literacy practices identified by researchers with the American Library Association* for the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. We will share some of our favorite ways to use these practices at home and in school settings in future posts!

The 5 early literacy practices are:

  • Talking
  • Singing
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Playing

At Bay County Library System, we are working hard to include all 5 early literacy practices in our programs to help children in Bay County learn to read and learn that reading is fun!

Published by on September 17, 2019
Last Modified April 07, 2020
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