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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!

UpNorth Digital Collection logo with State of Michigan and Pine Tree

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!


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.


Our Kajeet SmartSpots were covered under a grant and that funding ran out for their support on January 31, 2024. We are currently working on getting new hotspots for you to use! We hope that we will have new hotspots ready for check out at the end of February. Stay tuned for updates! Thank you!


Miss Lynn, Cat in the Hat, Grinch and Marvin T. Moose are excited to read Dr. Seuss favorites at the Library! So, Hip Hip Hooray! Let's celebrate Cat in the Hat and you today! We are challenging all of you to take the Betsie Valley District Library “Cat in the Hat” March Reading Challenge! We are challenging preschoolers to 3rd Grade to read ten books through April and 4th grade and up read up to 3 chapter books through April! Parents, you can read with your little one to participate! Completing the challenge, you will receive your certificate, bookmark, pencil, crafts and a book bag! Stop into the Library to pick up your reading log today!

Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge at the BVDL flyer  showing a librarian reading to stuffed animals .


We welcome everyone to the Solar Eclipseriffic Party at the Betsie Valley District Library, April 8, 2024, 12PM to 4:30PM!

Come and let’s celebrate together! We have FREE glasses for safely viewing the solar eclipse. We will enjoy out of this world crafts and stellar snacks! We will have galactic story time at 12:00pm and at 3:00pm. The eclipse will begin at 1:58pm and will end at 4:24pm. The greatest coverage for our area will be 3:12pm. Although, the eclipse will be a partial eclipse in our area, it still will be stellar! Let’s celebrate together!

Just a note of safety, always use proper eye protection for the entire eclipse to protect yourself! You can stop into the Library to pick up your FREE solar eclipse glasses today!

Betsie Valley District Library Solar Eclipse Party flyer with illustrations of a dog wearing eclipse glasses and of an eclipse showing the moon between the Earth and the sun.

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