Summer Reading Program May 23 - July 26 2014

How the Summer Reading Program Works

Registraton begins May 23th!

  • Register for the reading program online and download a a reading log and tracking sheet or visit any of our library branches to sign up and pick up reading log and tracking sheet. It's Free!
  • Every time you read for 10 minutes, color in a square in order on your tracking sheet. When you finish a section, bring your reading log and tracking sheet to the library, get a sticker for your reading log and pick out a prize from our prize box!
  • When you fill up all of the squares on your tracking sheet, come to the library and receive a reading certificate, a coupon for a free kids meal, pick out a free book from our book box and be entered into 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 grad prize drawing.
  • Return to the library by Saturday, July 27th to claim your prizes!

Event Calendar

Important Dates

May 23 - Registration Begins

May 26 - Library Closed

May 30 - Summer Reading Kickoff featuring Ken Scott

July 4 - Library Closed

July 26 - Program Ends

 

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Arby’s 1150 West Avenue, Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Burger King
Cartersville Service League
Chick-Fil-A
Cici’s Pizza
Civil Air Patrol
Coconuts Ice Cream
Creative Discovery Museum of Chattanooga
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Friends of the Bartow County Library System
Georgia Power
IHOP
Imagine IT Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Kaplan Test Prep
Kennesaw State University Science Club
McDonald’s
Sonic
Stone Mountain Park
Taildraggers RC Club
Tennessee Aquarium
Zaxby’s

 

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.
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – Cartersville Library
(registration recommended)

Special Programs

Friday, May 30th - Summer Reading Kickoff featuring Ken Scott!

Kick off the summer at the library with a mysterious and amazing magic show featuring magician extraordinaire, Ken Scott! Three shows!

Cartersville Library - 10:30 am

Adairsville Library - 1:30 pm

Emmie Nelson Library - 4:30 pm

 

CARTERSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARYPROGRAMS

Mon. 6/2 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: FROZEN - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Wed. 6/4 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: TWISTERS - Mixed-up tales and weather science! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Thur. 6/5 - (2:00 pm) - ROCKETRY! FEATURING THE CIVIL AIR PATROL - Explore aeronautics and rocket science with the Civil Air Patrol! (Ages 9 and up) Registration and adult attendance required. Sign-ups start on May 16th.

Mon. 6/9 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: MEET THE ROBINSONS - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Wed. 6/11 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: BOATS - Sea stories and boat races! Design your boat and keep it afloat! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Thurs. 6/12 - (2:30-4:00 pm) - GIRL’S CLUB - MONSTER SCIENCE - Have fun like a mad scientist! Join us as we create our own monster creatures, make slime, and experiment with baking! (Ages 8-12) Registration required. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Fri. 6/13 - (10:30 am) - PRE-K KITCHEN SCIENCE - Conduct experiments and learn about the world around you with this specially designed science program for preschoolers. (Ages 3-5) Registration required. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Sat. 6/14 - (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) - LEGO BUILD DAY - Build Lego creations with your fellow Lego fans!

Mon. 6/16 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: DESPICABLE ME 2 - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Tue. 6/17 - (3:30-5:00 pm) - CHESS CLUB - Play chess with your fellow chess fans! Beginners welcome! (Ages 6 and up)

Wed. 6/18 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: DEFEND THE FORT! - Catapult science, stories, battles and more! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Thur. 6/19 - (4:00 pm) - TAIL WAGGING TUTORS - Practice your reading skills with our furry friends by reading to a certified therapy dog! Every participant gets a free book! Registration required. Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Fri. 6/20 - (2:00 pm) - CARDBOARD ROBOTS - Have you ever wanted to build your own robot? Well, now you can at the library! (Ages 5 - 11) Registration required. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Sat. 6/21 - (2:00 pm) - LIBRARY FLYING DAY FEATURING THE TAILDRAGGERS R/C CLUB - Come to the Taildraggers flying field and see the wonders of flight with the Taildraggers R/C club! Learn how planes fly and see amazing R/C models in action. Fun for the entire family! There will be flight demonstrations, door prizes, and food! Program will be held at the Taildraggers Field located in Euharlee, GA at the Community Wesleyan Church site on Adam’s Chapel Road. For more information see the website: http://www.taildraggersrc.com

Mon. 6/23 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: FLUBBER - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Wed. 6/25 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: ALIEN INVASION! - Design your own alien creature from recycled materials and hear interplanetary stories! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on May 23rd. Thurs. 6/26 - (3:00 pm) - SUPER SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH THE KSU SCIENCE CLUB - Join us for chemistry experiment fun featuring the KSU Student Chemistry Club! (Ages 8 - 12) Registration required. Sign-ups start on May 23rd.

Sat. 6/28 - (2:00 pm) - DROP IN GAME DAY - Play videogames, board games, and card games with your friends and family at the library!

Mon. 6/30 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: EPIC - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Wed. 7/2- (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES - SHAPE YOUR ART - Art stories, color science, and collages! Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

Mon. 7/7- (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: THE IRON GIANT - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Wed. 7/9 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: BUBBLEGUTS - Ooey gooey stories and slimy science! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

Thur. 7/10 - (2:00 pm) - BARRY STEWART MANN: WHO PUT THE FIZZ IN MY POP? SIZZLING STORIES OF SCIENCE AND STUFF! - Be enchanted by interactive storytelling that sizzles with fun and humor! (Ages PreK - 4th grade)

Mon. 7/14 - (10:30 am) - ANIMAL ADVENTURES - Meet and learn about exotic animals, their habitats, and more!

Mon. 7/14 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: PHINEAS AND FERB - ACROSS THE SECOND DIMENSION - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated G)

Tues. 7/15 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm) - CHESS CLUB - Play chess with your fellow chess fans! Beginners welcome! (Ages 6 & up)

Wed. 7/16 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: MARBLE RUN! - Team up or work alone to build an awesome marble run out of recycled materials! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

Thur. 7/17 - (4:00 pm) - TAIL WAGGING TUTORS - Practice your reading skills with our furry friends by reading to a certified therapy dog! Every participant gets a free book! Registration required. Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

Fri. 7/18 - (10:00, 10:30, 11:00am) - CHAMPIONSHIP KARATE - Join Sara Laterza and the Strike Team for karate fun! There will be a toddler class at 10:00, a PreK class at 10:30, and a demo at 11:00! Registration required for the Toddler and PreK classes. Sign-ups start June 30th.

Fri. 7/18 - (2:00 - 4:30 pm) - POKEMON X/Y TOURNAMENT - Compete with other trainers! Must have own copy of Pokemon X or Y. Registration required. Sign-ups start June 16th. (Ages 7 -18) Download Rules.

Sat. 7/19 - (2:00 - 3:30 pm) - LEGO BUILD DAY- Come to the library and build your own Lego creation with your fellow Lego fans!

Mon. 7/21 - (2:00 pm) - MOVIE MONDAY: PLANES - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Tues. 7/22 - (2:00 pm) - ROCKETRY FEATURING THE CIVIL AIR PATROL - Explore aeronautics and rocket science with the Civil Air Patrol! (Ages 9 and up) Registration and Adult attendance required. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

Wed. 7/23 - (3:30 pm) - AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: GET THE BEAT! - Homemade musical instruments and musical stories! (Ages 5 - 11) Space limited! Registration recommended! Sign-up at the Children’s Desk. Sign-ups start on June 30th.

 

ADAIRSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARYPROGRAMS

Thur. 6/12 (3:00 pm) - FROZEN - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Thur. 6/19 - (2:00 - 3:30 pm) - LEGO BUILD DAY - Build Lego creations with your fellow Lego fans!

Thurs. 7/10 - (3:00 pm) - DESPICABLE ME 2 - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Mon. 7/14 (1:00 pm) - ANIMAL ADVENTURES - Meet and learn about exotic animals, their habitats, and more!

Thurs. 7/24 - (2:00 pm) - CHAMPIONSHIP KARATE - Join Sara Laterza and the Strike Team for a fun karate demo!

 

EMMIE NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARYPROGRAMS

Tues. 6/24 (3:00 pm) - FROZEN - Bring your snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Mon. 7/14 - (4:00 pm) - ANIMAL ADVENTURES - Meet and learn about exotic animals, their habitats, and more!

Wed. 7/16 - (2:00 - 3:30 pm) - LEGO BUILD DAY - Build Lego creations with your fellow Lego fans!

Tues. 7/22 - (3:00 pm) - DESPICABLE ME 2 - Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

CANCELLED - Thurs. 7/24 - (2:00 pm) - AUTHOR GARY HARDY - Join us for a special author visit and reading by Gary Hardy, author of PJ, the Water Breathing Dragon and Petey, the Flipper Toed Dragon.