Summer Reading Program 2014

How the Program Works

Register at the Reference or Information desks or online. Participants will receive a program packet at the Reference or Information desks after registering.

Read books from four of the seven categories listed below. (Audiobooks count!)

Attend one program listed below.

Submit Completion Form by July 31st for a Bartow Library Sports Bag (while supplies last). The first 100 people to complete receive bonus incentives! Completion Forms are available at the Reference and Information desks or online.

Repeat. You may enter more than once by reading from four additional categories and attending another program! At the end of the program we will draw one lucky winner of the ELEMENTAL PRIZE BASKET featuring a Kindle Fire!

Special Prize! Attend the Library After Hours: Sherlock Holmes Radio Play and enter the drawing for the Elementary Basket of Sherlock treats!


Reading Categories

  • Classics we said we read but haven’t
  • Fantasy worlds we like to visit
  • True stories about other people’s lives
  • Suspenseful tales full of intrigue
  • Romantic escapades we smile about
  • Inspirational stories that motivate us
  • Modern settings that are a little familiar

Need suggestions for a good book in one of these categories? Ask the reference desk for recommendations or view a list.

E-Library Challenge

Help us win $1500 in eBooks for our library by increasing downloads from our eBook and audiobook collection by 25% in June! Check out and start reading or listening today!


Elementary Programs

All Branches

Shredded Book Contest
A new display every month!
There is a shredded book in a jar at each branch. Pick up a jar, shake it around, and examine it closely to try to figure out the title of the book. Enter your guess in the box beside it. All entries count as participation for Literary Elements. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Each branch will have a different display so you can enter at all 3 branches.

Literary Elements Tic-Tac-Toe
Read (or listen to) three books that fit the categories on the sheet in one line: vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Fill in the title and author on the sheet provided at each branch, and turn in to enter into a drawing for a prize!

Literary Elements Acrostic
Read seven books that help spell out “ELEMENT.” Completed forms will be entered into a drawing for a prize!


Cartersville Library Programs

Elements of Your Family Tree
June 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Learn the bare elements of genealogy in this workshop presented by Genealogist/Hobbyist JoAnn Thompson.


Wild About the Fox (Rescheduled)
June 24 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Learn about the Fox as Molly Fortune, Director of Restoration at the Fox Theatre, discusses the building’s unique features and history.


Whovian Con
June 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Celebrate your favorite time lord at the library! Dress as your   favorite character and join in with crafts, games, trivia, and  watching a fan-favorite episode! Bring in a TARDIS of your own creation and enter to win for a prize! Open to ages 16+.


Movie Elements Bingo
July 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Look for different “elements” of these time travel movies on your bingo cards while you watch. Play for prizes!
            Time After Time- rated PG


Chemistry of Soap Making
July 7 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Witness the chemical reaction "saponification" of making soap, then scent and decorate a bar to take home. Adults only. Class is free but registration is required by July 3rd. Seating is limited.


Library After Hours: Trivia
July 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

How much trivia do you know? Put your knowledge to the test at Trivia Night! Register at the reference desk. You can sign up as a group or individually and we'll place you on a team. Adults only.


Elements of Your Family Tree
July 17 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Learn the bare elements of genealogy in this workshop presented by Genealogist/Hobbyist JoAnn Thompson.


Library After Hours: Sherlock Holmes Radio Play
July 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Help us revive the radio art form in this recreation of a 1940’s Sherlock Holmes radio show! Roles available to participate, or you can just watch and enjoy. Please RSVP by July 18th. Dinner will be potluck. Registration required.  Adults only.


In Your Element! Open Mic Night
July 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

You have six minutes in the spotlight! All acts welcome! Read your own work or that of your favorite poet, sing us a song, or tell us a story. Refreshments, speakers, and a microphone will be provided. Sign up at the reference desk.


Emmie Nelson Library Programs

The Civil War in Euharlee
June 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Emmie Nelson Public Library, Euharlee GA

The Euharlee History Museum will present on the county’s involvement with the Civil War, point out historical sites in the area related to the conflict, and officially open their new Civil War exhibit located in the museum.


Euharlee Bingo
June 26 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
July 24 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Have a great time playing bingo at the library. Free! Fun! Prizes!



Monthly Programs

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

Cartersville Bingo
2nd Mon. of every month 2:00-3:00 pm

Free! Fun! Prizes!

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

We’ll teach you how to play!

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

Spirit & Spice Romance Book Club
3rd Wed. of every month 6:30-8:00 pm

Knit & Crochet Group (formerly Dream Weavers)
4th Thurs. of every month 6:00-7:45 pm

Come join our monthly meeting of yarn enthusiasts. Please bring your own supplies. Learn new techniques, new patterns, and make new friends. Bring your current work in progress or get help with knitting or crochet basics.


Thank You Sponsors and Presenters

Allstar Barbers
Asbury Station
Chocolate Mousse Co.
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
Glitzy Chiks
Karen Barnhart/Soap Artist
JoAnn Thompson
Lunatique Whimsical Jewelry
Mellow Mushroom
Merle Norman
Pumphouse Players
Psycho Sisters
Ripple Out Art
Susan Vesmarovich /Jewelry Designer
Willow Day Spa
Write! Downtown