Augusta Hursley Seal’s endowment to the children of Sault Sainte Marie provides partial funding for the Children’s Room. It contains 25,000 volumes of interest to children from birth through sixth grade. As well as books, the Children’s Room has toys, cassette players, books on cassettes and CD, magazines, puzzles and computers designated only for children’s use.
Toys are available in an area near the picture books, and young children are welcome as well. Board books are hung on a nearby rack in individual bags for our youngest patrons. Parents should stay with young children while in this area.
Picture Books are designated with an E on the spine and are arranged alphabetically by author near the windows.
I Can Read books are specifically for beginning readers and are arranged alphabetically by author on the south wall. They each have a blue dot on the spine.
Juvenile fiction (or “chapter books”) are designated with a J on the spine and are arranged alphabetically by author.
Juvenile biographies are arranged against the east wall alphabetically by who the book is about. They will have JB and the subject’s name on the spine.
Juvenile non-fiction is arranged by subject. The books have numbers on the spine and the books are shelved numerically, using the Dewey Decimal System. Use the catalog to find books on a subject, or ask the librarian for help.
Because Sault Sainte Marie is a tourist destination, we offer a small collection available to children who are just visiting the area or are unable to get a library card. Just tell circulation staff how many that you have and return as usual. Look for the books with the green dot on the spine and be sure to return them for the next camper!
200 audiobooks are available to liven up those long commutes. Make Harry Potter or Ramona part of your next vacation. Audiobooks may be checked out for three weeks and are located near the Children's Librarian’s desk. The library offers both books on cassettes and books on CD. Cassette players are available in the Children’s Room for in-house use.
Do you participate in the Accelerated Reader program at your school?
Accelerated Reader books owned by Bayliss Public Library can be located using the Accelerated Reader link in the Bayliss Catalog.
Do you need to find a good book to read?
You will be able to find lots of good books from the Accelerated Reader reading list.
To use the Accelerated Reader to find a list of books, click on the Search the Catalog tab at the top right on any page on the Bayliss website. Follow the AR/Lexile link at the top of the catalog page, and type in the desired Reading Level. A list of titles owned by the library will come up. Each title will show the Reading Level and the number of points the title is worth for your school program. You will find the listed books on the shelves, or request the library hold the next copy that comes in for you. Go to the Catalog section of this website for more information about reserving books.
For further help using Accelerated Reader at Bayliss Public Library, please ask the Children's Librarian. See your teacher for information about the Accelerated Reader program at your school.
No Accelerated Reader quizzes are owned by Bayliss Public Library, you must take them at your school.
The Parent Collection and the Family Resource Library will be of particular interest to parents and educators. The Family Resource Library was selected and purchased by the Chippewa County Council of Youth and Families and is housed in the Children’s Room. Both collections contain many parenting titles while the Family Resource Library contains parenting videos and games as well.
Both collections are located on the low shelving near the craft tables. Both collections are arranged by subject and are marked with “PC” on the spine for Parent Collection or “FR” for Family Resource Library. Parents can browse the section, look them up in the on-line catalog or ask the librarian.