STEM Pipeline: Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020

Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020

Article courtesy of the STEM Pipeline who’s mission is “to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.” 

When you think of a public library, STEM probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at the Bay County Library System, we love engaging with kids by using hands-on science, technology, engineering and math!

Here is a list of our upcoming STEM programs for kids at each of our branches. **Registration is required, except where noted, and opens one month before each program at 9 am. Registration is available by phone or on our website’s Calendar of Events:

Programs at All Branches:

Lego Clubs (K-6)

Join us for Lego building fun at the library! Make your own unique Lego creations—builder’s choice! We
supply the Legos and you supply the imagination.
Sage – Wed Mar 18, 4:30-5:30 pm – RSVP LINK
Auburn – Tue, Mar 24, 4-5 pm – RSVP LINK
Pinconning – Fri Mar 27, 3:30-4:30pm – RSVP LINK
Wirt – Tue, Mar 31, 2-3 pm – RSVP LINK

Auburn Library

Science Club Jr: Imagination Blocks (Ages 2-5 + Adult)

Friday, March 6, 10:30am
Come build with big blocks, perfect for preschoolers and their adults to play together. (Blocks provided
by the Bay-Arenac ISD & STEM Lending Library.)


Science Club Jr: Fingerprint Exploration (Ages 2-5 + Adult)

Friday, April 3, 10:30 am
Each fingerprint is unique, and we will take a look at ours before turning them into fun drawings!


STEAM Explorers: Indonesia (Ages 6-10)

Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 pm
Explore this country of 17,000 islands and 300 cultures, including one of history's largest volcanic


STEAM Explorers: Medieval China (Ages 6-10)

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 pm
Learn about China during the Middle Ages through the art of block printing, and build and test your own
section of a Great Wall!


Pinconning Library

Minecraft Club (Grades 4-7)

Thursday, March 5, 3:30-4:30 pm and Thursday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Meet other players, share tips, show new people how to play. Bring your own device or register to use a
library computer.

March 5 – RSVP LINK

April 9 – RSVP LINK

Sage Library

Young Scientists: Coding (Ages 2-5 + Adult)

Friday, March 6, 11 am – 12 pm
Fun, scientific play with coding activities.


Mad Scientists: Race and Zoom (Ages 6-12)

Wednesday, March 25, 4:30-5:30 pm
Speed up your science.


Money Smart (Ages 5-12)

Tuesday, March 31, 2:30-3:30 pm
Hear a story, make a craft, and shop at our free toy store.


Mad Scientists:  Fly, Fling and Soar (Ages 6-12)

Thursday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Design and drop your science.


Young Scientists: Peep Shelters (Ages 2-5 + Adult)

Friday, April 17, 11 am – 12 pm
Fun, scientific play with marshmallow peeps


Wirt Library

Plant a Little Seed from our Seed Library (Ages 4-12)

Saturday, March 21, 2-3 pm
Celebrate springtime with a story and plant a vegetable seed from our seed library, then take it home to plant outside when warmer weather arrives!


Money Smart LEGOnomics (Ages 7-12)

Monday, April 13, 10:30-11:30 am
Can you earn enough to become a LEGO baron? Complete challenges while learning about supply and demand, inflation, and goods and services.


Free Math Tutoring

Tuesdays on February 25, March 10, 24, and April 14

All are welcome to drop in for free math tutoring provided by Saginaw Valley State University on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Some dates may not be available due to school breaks and holidays. Please check the BCLS calendar for available dates.

To learn more about a program, please contact the branch hosting it. Branch locations, hours, and contact information are posted on our website:

*The Bay County Library System participates in the STEM Passport – Show the librarian your passport and receive one free STEM surprise! Click HERE to learn more about the STEM Passport