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Children's Services

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Grab and Go Crafts Now Available for Kids and Teens!

Children and teens can now get grab & go craft kits! A new craft comes out every Monday through August 17th and is available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis at all of our locations. Our branches that are closed on Mondays will put new crafts out on Tuesdays...

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Dads of All Kinds

Literature is full of great father figures: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol, Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series, Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Mathew Cuthbert from the Anne of Green Gables series, and Horton the Elephant from Horton Hatch...

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What's New? Creativebug!

We are pretty bummed to not be seeing everyone's faces this summer for in-person programming, but making lemonade out of lemons, this helped prompt the library into finding an amazing new resource for crafting called Creativebug! Creativebug has been billed as a "Netflix for Crafters" and that de...

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Upcoming Events

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

Fossils! with Paleo Joe

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Educational, Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Event Details:
Ever wonder what Michigan was like in prehistoric times? When ice covered our state, or dinosaurs roamed the earth? Fossils are a great way to explore exactly that. Paleo Joe will let you get a close look at the fossils while challenging you to do a ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

The Gemini Family Show

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music, Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Gemini for a virtual family concert featuring original songs, traditional storytelling, demonstration of a variety of simple instruments, and singing — that’s right, singing! — of classic children’s books to inspire reading. This hi...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
Event Details:
Imagine You're King with the Acting Up Theatre Company! Join the Knights of the Brown Table as they quest for the Excalibook! They'll bring fun, fast moving characters, pop culture references, and best of all - audience participation (even ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...

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