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:
September 24th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM

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

Picture Book Science
Join us for slimy stories and science! Ages 7 and up. Registration required.
Tuesday, September 10th at 4 PM - Cartersville

Folk Tale Faire
Join us for a fun program of folk, fairy tales and crafts brought to you by Carley Colson of Girl Scout Troop 7053.
ADV - September 17th at 4 PM
CVL - September 19th at 3 PM
EUH - September 22nd at 6:30 PM

Girls Club: American Girl Party
Join us for historical games, crafts and snacks. Feel free to dress up or bring your American Girl Doll. Sign up at the Children's Desk. Ages 8-12
Thursday, September 24th - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Cartersville

iPad Lab: Lego Shorts
Learn how to make stop-motion short movies with Legos and the library iPads! Ages 7 and up. Registration required
Tuesday, September 29th - 4:30 PM - Cartersville


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
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