The Bartow County Public Library has programs and storytimes for children of all ages! Drop in for a fun morning or afternoon of stories and crafts!

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a vounteer-based literacy program to help children develop a love of reading through positive reading experiences. Children ages 4-9 have fun reading with a teen volunteer. Every child who participates receives their choice of a free book after each Book Buddy meeting so they can continue reading at home. Book Buddies meets the last Thursday of each month at the Cartersville Public Library.

Visit or call the Children's desk to sign up!

Upcoming sessions are:
April 30th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
May 28th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
June 25th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
July 23rd at 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Intersted in being a Big Buddy? Volunteer for Book Buddies.

Storytimes***Story Times will resume June 2nd and 3rd***

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

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

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

Afternoon Adventures (5 and up)
Story, art, craft and drama fun for school-age children.
4th Weds of every month – 3:30 p.m. – Cartersville

Fantastic Fun Programs

Chess Club – (Ages 6 and up)
Children are welcome to come to the library and play against other young chess fans and learn new moves and strategies.  Beginners welcome! 
3rd Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Cartersville

Lego Build Day
Build new creations with other Lego fans.
2nd Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Cartersville

Tail Waggin' Tutors
TWT is a special reading program where children come to the library to practice their reading skills by reading to a friendly, therapy dog.  Every child who attends can pick out a free book of their choice. 
3rd Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – Cartersville

Special Programs

The library also features special performances and programs at various times during the year, including an extensive Children’s Summer Reading Program.  Please check back via the website or our Facebook account throughout the year and sign up for our monthly e-lert to stay informed on all of the library happenings.

Youth Summer Reading Program  Itís summer reading time! Come into your public library or register online starting on Friday, May 22nd, sign up, and read for fun and prizes! Join us for amazing programs for kids, teens and adults all summer long!

Early Literacy : Do any five of the literacy activities and receive a free book and entry into the Grand Prize Drawing. infants through 3 years of age

Every Hero Reading Log
Every Hero (Front)
Every Hero (Back)

Cartersville Twisters Toddler Class  Join us for an active program of tumbling and gymnastics for kids ages 2-3! Registration required. Sign up at the Children's Desk
Thursday, May 7th, 10am-10:30am - Cartersville

Cartersville Twister Gymnastics for Kids  Join us for an active program of tumbling and gymnastics for kids ages 4-6! Registration required. Sign up at the Children's Desk
Thursday, May 7th, 11am-11:30am - Cartersville

KinderMusik  Join us for a music and motion filled storytime featuring music educator, Katie Hurley. Ages 1-4. Registration required. Sign up at the Children's Desk
Monday, May 11th and May 18th with classes at 9:30 am & 10:30am - Cartersville

Summer Reading Kickoff!  Join us for 3 incredible shows fetauring the magic of Chad Crews!
Thursday, May 28th, 11am - Cartersville, 2pm - Adairsville, 4:30pm - Emmie Nelson