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Homework Help

Start here for your online research and homework help!

An extensive collection of Web sites that can help you with a wide range of subjects you may be researching for school assignments.

Books for Fun

By way of Book Sense, a list of children's books that are flying off the shelves.

Web sites that talk about books for kids and teens.

Check out the Up North Digital Collection for Kids and Teens!

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Check out the Children's Catalog at the BVDL!

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Check out our online story hour with Marvin T. Moose and your Lovable Librarians at the BVDL's Youtube Channel!

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Or check out the story hours on the BVDL's Facebook page!

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Check out a Hotspot at the Betsie Valley District Library!

Patrons may check out a Kajeet SmartSpot, a filtered Wi-Fi hotspot that enables you to connect your mobile devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet. The Kajeet SmartSpots allow the Library to provide cost-effective educational broadband service to under-served populations. Library patrons can check out a Wi-Fi hotspot to complete homework assignments, apply for jobs or conduct business even in areas not served by hardwired broadband connections. Click here for more information!


Mental Health Resources for Children

 This list was compiled by the Library of Michigan
Free & Open Sourced PDF books for children’s mental health

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles).

COVID19 Books for Children from the New York City School Library System (50+ titles)

When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  - FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

 Resources & Activities

Developmental Trauma, Children and Family Mental Health, and more resources from Beacon House Therapeutic Services (UK).

ACES Too High Resources on adverse childhood experiences.

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety (all ages) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, including

My Pandemic Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for the World’s Children, Families, Teachers, and Caregivers from The Children’s Psychological Health Center.

COVID-19 Time Capsule from Loving Creations.

Barefoot Books At-Home Activity Books include “Managing Anxiety “and “Mindfulness for All Ages.”

 Tech Tips

Families & Tech During COVID-19 from Navigating Screens Project (LSTA).

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media.


Check out the "All Together Now" 2023 Children's Summer Reading Program here

Check out the "All Together Now" 2023 Teen Summer Reading Program here

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Calling all Teens 13 -17: Check out the
Dungeons & Dragons Adventure
@ your Betsie Valley District Library!

Are you a Bard looking for a place to minstrel? Or are you a Druid searching for ancient knowledge? Or are you a Ranger roaming the vast wilderness? If so, come to the Betsie Valley District Library to meet with friends to solve puzzles, explore new worlds, and take on the roles of wise wizards, mysterious sorcerer and fierce barbarians to bring fantasy to life! If you are a teen 13 to 17, join players of all levels to begin your quest! Every first and third Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Betsie Valley District Library.

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