Registration for the Summer Reading Program Begins on May 24th.
A Universe of Stories

How to Participate
  • Read five books, listen to five audiobooks, attend five library programs from May 24th - Aug 31st or any combination of the three.
  • Bring your completed Summer Challenge log to any of the Bartow County LIbraries or fill out an online completion form to pick up your prize! (one prize per patron)

Special Programs

Cartersville Library

Earthlings Welcome: Sci-Fi Trivia Night
Thursday, July 25th from 6pm

Test your knowledge of sci-fi books, movies, and television! A $20 gift card will be awarded to our 1st place winners with other prizes for participating Earthlings.

Sci-Fi Friday: Alien Attack Escape the Room
Friday, July 26th from 10am - 8pm

Teams will work through a series of puzzels to defeat the alien invaders and save their ship! Your crew should be 3-6 people. Please call the Reference Desk to register for a time slot at 770-382-4203 x138.

Armchair Travelers Go to Italy
Wednesday, July 31st from 12pm - 1pm

Explore the beauty of Rome, Florence, and the Cinque Terre in Italy with Library Director Carmen Sims.

Movie Night Out: A Star is Born (2018, R)
Tuesday, August 6th from 5:30pm - 8pm

Bring refreshments,a blanket, and watch the movie on the big screen.Popcorn provided!

There & Back Again Hiking Society: Shaded Evening Hike
Wednesday, August 7th from 6pm - 8pm

Allatoona Pass - 3 miles. Easy to Moderate.

Details on location, length, difficulty, parking and all other info will be provided on the Bartow County Library Facebook Page, There & Back Again Facebook Group, our email list, and on our online calendar closer to the time of the hike.

How to Crumble a Brick Wall: Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, August 10th from 11am - 1pm

Certified Genealogist Yvonne Mashburn-Schmidt returns for another genealogy program. Registration required. See the Reference Desk for information.

Artist Reception
Tuesday, August 13th from 5pm - 6pm

View the artwork of Pat Henley & Granddaughter, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Regular Programs and Events

Brown Bag Mystery Chat
2nd Mon. of every month 12:30-1:30 pm

Book Chat
3rd Mon. of every month 6:00-7:30 pm

Mexican Train Dominoes - Now twice a month!
January 3rd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and January 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have fun playing Mexican Train Dominoes at the library. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you!  Adults only.

Mindful Meditation
Every Saturday at 10:30am

Begin your weekend building your own personal better world. We invite you to join us as we come together to explore mindful meditation. Classes are led by experienced mindfulness meditation leaders who volunteer their time, and each bring their own style of sharing and unique perspective to the group. Open to all. No cost. No experience necessary.

Knit & Crochet Group
2nd Thursday of every month at 6pm

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all kinds are encouraged to join us each month for socialization, encouragement, or help with your current project. Bring your projects for "show and tell."

2nd Monday & 4th Thursday of every month from 2pm - 3pm

Take an afternoon break with Bingo at the library. Have fun, meet new people and win prizes! Game play for adults only.

Movie Night
1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm

Sit 'N' Stitch
4th Thursday of the month from 10am - 12pm

Needlecrafters of all kinds are encouraged to stop in for this group co-hosted with the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild.

Library Scan Day
2nd Saturday of the month from 9am - 3pm

Use the Library's scanner to preserve your memories. Call the Reference Desk at ext 138 to reserve a time slot.

Monthly Hand Spinners Meetup
1st Saturday of the month from 1pm - 4:45pm

If you have a passion for hand spinning and weaving, come spend time with others who share the same passion for this ancient textile art.

Adairsville Public Library

Galaxy Tie-Dye T-shirts
Friday, July 26th from 3pm - 4:30pm

Bring your own shirt to Galaxy tie-dye at the library. We'll supply the dyes.