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!

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.

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 session is:
Will resume in January 2016

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

Join us for an interactive and music filled Storytime featuring Kindermusik Educator, Allie Startup!
Monday, December 7th at 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM - Cartersville
Monday, December 14th at 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM - Cartersville

Girls Club
Bring a wrapped $1 gift for a game of Dirty Santa and join us for more Christmas themed fun and games! Ages 8-12. Registration Required. See the Children's Desk
Thursday, December 10th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Cartersville

Festive Family Movies
Bring your own snacks and join us for a free holiday movie

How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey. Rated PG
Saturday, December 19th from 2 PM - Cartersville

Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas. NR (Not Rated)
Monday, December 21st at 2 PM

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. Rated TV-PG
Tuesday, December 22nd at 2 PM

Frosty the Snowman. Rated G
Monday, December 28th at 2 PM

Candy Land
Join us a we transform the Children's Department into a giant board fame. Travel trough Candyland and collect candy along the way. The event is geared for kids ages PreK-Grade 5.! Ages Registration Required. Sign up at the Children's Desk starting on Dec. 1st.
Tuesday, December 29th from 2:30 - 4:30 PM - Cartersville


***Note: Storytimes will not be held during the month of December. They will return January 5th & 6th.***

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

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

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

Tail Waggin' Tutors--Will resume in January 2016
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. Register at the Children's Desk 
3rd Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – Cartersville