Children's Services

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Calling all caregivers of young children! Did you know that Bay County Library System offers an early literacy program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? Children can begin the program as babies and may finish the program anytime before beginning Kindergarten. Registration is ongoing.  ...

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book display of the Youth Media Award winners 2020

Best of the Best! Youth Media Awards 2020

Every year, the American Library Association and associated organizations recognize the best and brightest in children's publishing. The oldest medal awarded, the Newbery, has been given out since 1922! Today, there are a number of awards to recognize contributions across the board - illustration, w...

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Graphics of person reading and popcorn with text Hot Title Alert 2020 Book to Movie

Read It Before You See It

Like years past, 2020 is going to be full of book to movie adaptations. Once these titles hit the big screens (or small screens in the case of those being adapted into tv shows), the wait list for the book at the library tends to grow. Get ahead of the line by checking them out and reading them now....

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Music for Littles

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Ages 1-3 + Adult are invited to attend.  Come explore sound, rhythm, melody, dance and more in this music session just for littles. Registration is required at the Children's Department, by phone or online. Please choose option #4 when callin...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Leap Day Party

February 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For families with children.  Hop, skip, jump, and leap over to our Leap Day Party!  Enjoy crafts, activities, an obstacle course, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Animal Lanterns

March 3, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Transform a mason jar into an adorable animal that can also be used as a lantern! Ages 6-12 are invited to attend. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Paint an Umbrella

March 4, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pinconning Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pinconning Branch Library
Room: Pinconning Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us to paint your very own umbrella for the upcoming spring rain! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Play Date

March 5, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Fun & interactive play for babies! Ages 0-2 + adult are invited to attend. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Minecraft Club

March 5, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pinconning Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pinconning Branch Library
Room: Pinconning Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Meet other players, share tips, show new people how to Minecraft.  Bring your own device or register to use one of the library computers. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Elephant Story and Craft

March 6, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
A fun story and craft time featuring the book A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes.   A Parade of Elephants is the title selected for this year’s Ready to Read Michigan Program which highlights the importance of early childhood literacy.&nbs...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

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