Special Programs

Summer Reading Program

How the Program works

The adult summer reading program runs from June 1st to July 31st.
  1. Register online or at the library. Stop by the Reference Desk to claim your registration gift of a seeded bookmark--grow a plant to make the world better (one per patron, please).
  2. Read three books of your choice. Audiobooks count!
  3. Attend a program listed below.
  4. Submit your completion form with three books read and program attended online or at the library. Stop by the Reference Desk to claim your completion prize if a Bartow County Library mug (one per patron, please).

All Branches

30 Days of Kindness
During the month of June, carry out a random act of kindness or gratitude every other day (or more!) for thirty days. Complete each activity (or something similar), and bring your completed calendar to the Reference Desk for a special gift!

Foreign Language Crossword Puzzle
Get inspred to learn a new language! Using the clues provided, look up these common words and phrases in the language specified, then complete the puzzle with the words from each of several different languages. When you complete the crossword, bring it to the Reference Desk for a chance to win a gift card.

Build a Better World Activity Sheet
Pick up an activity sheet and complete five of the listed activites that help build a better local community by getting you involved, keeping you aware of local issues, or enjoying the resources our area has to offer. Write the date as you complete them and turn the sheet in at the Reference Desk for a chance to win a gift card!

Cartersville

The Good Neighbor Shelter
This summer we're partnering with the Good Neighbor homeless shelter to help build a better world in our community. During June and July, the library will accept donations of toiletries for men, women, and children, as well as, new or gently used household items for families getting a fresh start. For more information stop by the Reference Desk or visit www.goodneighborshelter.org. Please bring donations downstairs to the Reference Desk.

Mindful Meditation
Every Saturday @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
Thursday, July 13th @ 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."

Bingo
Monday, July 10th at 2pm and Thursday, July 27th at 2pm

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

AARP Driver Safety Course
Saturday, July 22nd from 9:30am - 3pm

Save money on your auto insurance by taking AARP's Driver Safety Course. For ages 16 and up. $20 for non-AARP members, $15 for AARP members. Contact Darlene at 678-313-8298 or visit AARP.org to register.

Foreign Film Festival
Saturday, July 8th at 2pm - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (South Africa)
Saturday July 15th at 2pm - Life is Beautiful (Italy)

Join us on select Saturdays for a Foreign Film Festival! We will show some of our favorite foreign films and introduce them with a little bit of information on the countries and cultures from which they originated. Popcorn will be provided! Adults only, please.

The Good Neighbor
Thursday, July 6th at 2pm

Amy Hill, Development Director from The Good Neigbor Homeless Shelter, will give an introduction on what the homeless shelter does, how they help our community, and share success stories from former residents. Feel free to ask questions and learn how you can further support this local resource.

Regular Programs and Events

Movies @ the Library
1st Tues. of every month 6:00-8:00 pm

Enjoy just released on DVD movies in on our big screen.

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
3rd Tues. of every month 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Adairsville

Creative Coloring
Thursday, July 18th at 3pm

Take a little time to unwind this summer. Stop by the library and color with our coloring pages, markers, and colored pencils.

Emmie Nelson

Creative Coloring
Thursday, July 19th at 3pm

Take a little time to unwind this summer. Stop by the library and color with our coloring pages, markers, and colored pencils.