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

Regularly Scheduled Storytimes will resume the 2nd week of September, but check the online calendar for special programs in August.

Special Programs

CARTERSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Mon 7/2 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Muppets Space - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated G)

Thurs 7/11 - (2pm) - Powertown- Learn all about electricityand how we get the power we use everyday, featuring GA Power!

Thurs 7/11 - (6pm) - Civil Air Patrol - Learn all about the science behind rocketry through experiments and hands-on-activities, featuring the Civil Air Patrol. Ages 10 and up. Registration required.

Mon 7/8 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Toy Story 3 - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated G)

Sat 7/13 (2pm) - Afternoon Spacewalk - Drop in for a fun afternoon of space and science related activities including experiments, presentations, crafts, and special guests!

Mon 7/15 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Lilo & Stitch - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated PG)

Thurs 7/18 - (2pm) - Tail Wagging Tutors - Practice your reading skills with a friendly therapy dog! Participants get a free book of their choice.

Fri 7/19 - (11am & 3pm) - Kids Cook - Asteroid Cookies- Stop by the library and learn how to make ooey gooey asteroid cookies! For ages 8-12. Signups required.

Thurs 7/25 - (11am) - Animalympics- Join us for an hilarious animal competition puppet show featuring Peter Hart, of Atlanta Puppet! There will be a special appearance by Booksby, the library mascot after the program.

Mon 7/22 (2pm) - Movie Monday: Treasure Planet - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! Popcorn will be served.(Rated PG)

Thurs 7/25 - (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. Registration required. To sign up visit or call the Children's Desk.

Fri 7/26 - (11am & 3pm) - Kids Cook - Asteroid Cookies- Stop by the library and learn how to make ooey gooey asteroid cookies! For ages 8-12. Signups required.

ADAIRSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Toddler Time - Fri 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26 - 10:30am - Interactive stories, songs and crafts! Ages 18 months - 3 years.

Tues 7/2 (All Day) - UFO Craft - Greetings Earthlings! It's World UFO Day! Make your own UFO at the library. We will provide the supplies!

Tues 7/9 (3:30pm) - Afternoon Adventures - Blowing in the Wind - Take off with high flying tales!

Tues 7/16 - (2pm) - Movie: Space Jam - Watch the movie on the big screen! Feel free to bring your snacks, popcorn will be served while supplies last!

Thurs 7/25 - (2pm) - Animalympics- Join us for an hilarious animal competition puppet show featuring Peter Hart, of Atlanta Puppet! There will be a special appearance by Booksby, the librry mascot after the program.

EMMIE NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Wed 7/10 (2pm) - Lego Build Day and The Lego Movie- Build Something great using the library's LEGO collection and watch the Lego Movie on the big screen while you do!

Wed 7/17 - (2pm) - Movie: Space Jam - Watch the movie 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.