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.


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.

Twisters Gymnastics

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, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – 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, March 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Cartersville

Steam Robotics
Learn about FIRST robotics with Team Firebirds and see their competition robot in action! Ages 7-18
Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Cartersville-Nathan Dean Room

Montessori 101
Learn about the Montessori style of education and how it can benefit the learning experrience from toddler aged children through adolescence. There will be activites for children. Presented by Lifesong Montessori school.
Thursday, March 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Cartersville-Nathan Dean Room

Homeschool 411
Learn about homeschooling tips and options on Bartow County. Sponsored by Classical Conversations and CCH-Covenant Christian Homeschoolers
Thursday, March 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Cartersville-Nathan Dean Room