Summer Reading Program May 24th - July 27th

How the Summer Reading Program Works

Registraton begins May 24th!

  • Register for the reading program online or at any library branch and download a reading log. For every 10 minutes you read or are read to, color in a rocket ship. (If you have read 30 minutes color in 3, etc.)
  • When you complete a row, come in for a free book or prize. When you complete all four rows, get a book or prize and an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing!
  • For extra credit: complete the Space activity sheet for an extra entry in the Grand Prize Drawing!
  • Parents of infants and toddlers can still participate by doing any of the valuable literacy activities instead of tracking minutes read. All infants and toddlers will receive a book for doing 5 of the activities! An additional 5 activities will enter the child in the Grand Prize drawing.
  • Return to the library by July 27th to claim your prizes!

Event Calendar

Important Dates

May 24th - Registration Begins

May 27th - Library Closed

May 31st - Summer Reading Kickoff -The Magic of Ken Scott - To The Moon and Back Magic Show

July 4th - Library Closed

July 27th - Summer Reading Program Ends

Storytimes

Rock and Rhyme Baby Time (Infants – 18 months)
A perfect place to share stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes with the littlest ones! 
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - Cartersville Library

Toddler Time (18 months – 3 years)
Songs, stories and crafts for toddler-aged children. 
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Cartersville Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Adairsville Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Emmie Nelson Library

Preschool Storytime (3 to 5 years)
Stories, craft and story fun for preschool children.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – Cartersville Library

Afternoon Adventures (5 and up)
Story, art, craft and drama fun for school-age children.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Cartersville Library
(registration recommended)

  • 6/5 - It Came From Outer Space! - Stories all about UFO's and aliens from outer space!
  • 6/12 - Here Comes the Sun! - Catch some rays wit stoies ad crafts about heat and our biggest star!
  • 6/19 - Blast Off! - Take a trip to the moon and make your own balloon rocket!
  • 6/26 - In the Nighttime - Go on a late night journey through the forest and see animals and the world at night.

Special Programs

Friday, May 31st - Summer Reading Kickoff featuring The Magic of Ken Scott - To the Moon and Back Magic Show

Kick off the summer at the library with an amazing magic show featuring Ken Scott!

  • Cartersville Libary - 11am - 12pm
  • Adairsville Library - 2pm-3pm
  • Emmie Nelson Library - 4:30pm-5:30pm

CARTERSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Mon 6/3 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Incredibles 2 - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated PG)

Fri 6/7 - (11am & 3pm) - Kids Cook - Fruit Rockets- Assemble yoiur own fruit rocket and make galactic yogurt dip! Ages 8-12. Registration required. Signups start May 24th.

Sat 6/8 - (2pm) - Lego Build Day - Build new Lego creations using the Library's Lego collection and display it in the library for the entire month.

Mon 6/10 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Space Buddies - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated G)

Tues 6/11 (4pm - 5:30pm) - Code Crew: Space Invaders - Create your own Space Invaders type video game using Hopscotch on the library's iPads! Ages 8 and up. Registration required. Signups start May 24th.

Thurs 6/13 - (11am & 2pm) - Star Lab - Stories in the Stars - Join us for a special program of stories inside the portable, inflatable planetarium, the Star Lab! registration required. Signups start May 24th. Ages 5 and up.

Fri 6/14 - (11am & 3pm) - Kids Cook - Fruit Rockets- Assemble yoiur own fruit rocket and make galactic yogurt dip! Ages 8-12. Registration required. Signups start May 24th.

Sat 6/15 - (11:00 am) - Georgia Reptile Society - Learn all about reptiles and see them up close in a fascinating visit from the Georgia Reptile Society!

Mon 6/17 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Ralph Breaks The Internet - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated PG)

Tues 6/18 - (3pm - 6pm) - Giant Bubbles- Drop in and join us on the library lawn for an afternoon of giant bubbles featuring Sweetpea the clown! Make your own giant bubbles and watch them float away!

Thurs 6/20 (11am) - Music and Magic from the Polkaverse - Listen, dance, laugh and be amazed with a musical, comedy and magical journey featuring accordion player extraordinaire, Mike Schneider! Mike is visiting Georgia all the way from Wisconsin, so bring your two dancing feet and laughs and give him a big GA welcome!

Thurs 6/20 - (2pm - 4pm) - Tail Wagging Tutors - Practice your reading skills with a friendly therapy dog! Participants get a free book of their choice!

Fri 6/21 (3pm) - Cool Chemistry with The KSU Chemistry Club - Join us for chemistry experiment fun featuring the KSU Student Chemistry Club! Ages 8-12. Registration required. Signups start May 24th.

Mon 6/24 (2pm) - Movie Monday: The Cat From Outer Space - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated G)

Thurs 6/27 - (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm) - Book Buddies - Pair up with a teen Big Buddy to practice your reading skills and get a free book to take home! Book Buddies is open to children ages 4-9. Registratin required. To sign up visit or call the Children's Desk. Signups start May 24th.

ADAIRSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Toddler Time - Fri 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, and 6/28 - 10:30am - Interactive stories, songs and crafts! Ages 18 months - 3 years.

Tues 6/4 (2pm - 3:30pm) - Lego Build Day and The Lego Movie - Build something great using the libraries' LEGO collection and watch the Lego Movie on the big screen while you do!

Tues 6/11 - (2pm) - Movie: Race to Witch Mountain - Watch the omvie on the big screen! Feel free to bring your snacks, popcorn will be served while supplies last!

Thurs 6/13 - (1pm & 2pm) - Championship Karate - Join us for an exciting martial arts demo in the library featuring Championship Karate!

Tues 6/18 (3:30pm) - Afternoon Adventures - It Came From Outer Space - Stories all about UFO's and aliens from outer space!

EMMIE NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Thurs 6/6 (2pm) - Power Town- Learn all about electricity and how we get the power we use everyday, featuring GA Power!

Tues 6/11 - (2pm) - Movie: Race to Witch Mountain - Watch the omvie on the big screen! Feel free to bring your snacks, popcorn will be served while supplies last!

Community Resource - Cartersville Summer Meal Program!

Free Summer Lunches for Kids!

Cartersville Summer meal program provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer. For more detailed information about Cartersville Summer Meal Program: www.cartersvilleschools.org.