Bay College Family Fun Nights Kick Off


Photo Caption: Little Boos at Bay

The Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative is partnering with Bay College's Escanaba Campus Library and Literacy programming to bring a series of six Family Fun Nights to Bay College. The first event will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 (EST) in the Besse Theatre, with crafts to follow in Bay CafĂ©.  
The theme of the event will be “Little Boos at Bay,” and will feature the books Skeleton Hiccups and Piggie Pie!  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes or pajamas and bring a gently used book for Great Start’s “Freecycle” children’s book exchange.

These events are designed for families who have children 8 years old and younger. Each Family Fun night will feature a storytime, movement activity, craft and a snack. Each participating family will also be entered in a raffle for a free book. 

Fun Nights are part of Great Start’s early literacy initiative which works to make sure children enter kindergarten ready to learn and are reading proficient by the time they enter 4th grade, which gives them a great start both in school and in life. Parents play a critical role in their child's development and academic success, and Great Start works to provide quality opportunities for local parents.

Fun Nights bring families together to explore the college and ways to enjoy reading together. It is also a way for families to network and build community on campus. “Several Bay College students are also parents.  Family Fun Nights give these students, as well as the public, an opportunity to share a positive literacy experience with their children on campus, as well as an opportunity for their children to build positive associations with college from an early age,” says Bay College Literacy Specialist, Erica Mead.  Great Start also provides a resource table for participants to receive more information about community and Bay College resources, events, and initiatives.   The events are free and open to all families of students, staff and the public.

For more information about Family Fun Nights and Great Start, please visit the Great Start page at, or contact the Great Start Parent Coalition Parent Liaison, Laurie Mold at 906.786.9300 or
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