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!

Summer Reading Program

Registraton begins May 20th!

  • Register for the reading program online and download 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 grand prize drawing.
  • Return to the library by July 23rd to claim your prizes!

Special Programs

Cartersville

Dog Day
Friday, June 3rd - 2:00pm-4:00pm

Meet some super canines including the Bartow K-9 Sherrif's dog, Debbie Tringale and her incredible Frisbee dogs, the agility dogs from the Dog Gym, our wonderful therapy dogs and more!

Pokemon Clans
Saturday, June 4th - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Drop in and play, battle, and trade with your fellow Pokemon fans using Pokemon Cards, or Pokemon X/Y or Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby. Must bring your own Pokemon cards and/or DS to participate. Ages 8-18.

Movie Monday
Monday, June 6th - 2:00pm: Air Bud (Rated PG)
Monday, June 13th - 2:00pm: Russell Madness (Rated PG)
Monday, June 20th - 2:00pm: Space Jam (Rated PG)
Monday, June 27th - 2:00pm: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Rated PG)

Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen!

Girl's Club Game Night
Thursday, June 9th - 6:00pm

Play board games, card games and old fashioned games at the library. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Tennis
Friday, June 10th - 10:00am & 11:00am

Join JP Vidour from the City of Cartersville Tennis Center for tennis courses for the youngest set! There will be two sessions. Tennis for Tots ages 4-6 at 10:00am and Beginner 1 Tennis for ages 7-10 at 11:00am. Registration required.

Lego Build Day
Saturday, June 11th - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Build new Lego creations using the library's Lego collection and display it in the library!

Swamp Things!
Friday, June 17th - 10:30am

Join Bill Haley from the Tennessee Aquarium for a fun and informative program featuring some crawly and slitthery creatures that live in the swamp!

Super Science Experiments with The KSU Science Club
Thursday, June 23rd - 3:30pm

Join us for chemistry experiment fun featuring the KSU Student Chemistry Club! Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Library Mini Golf
Friday, June 24th - 2:00pm-5:00pm

Sign up for a tee time and test your mini-golf skills at our book themed course in the Children's Section. Registration required.

Powertown
Thursday, June 30th - 2:00pm

Learn all about electiricy and electricity safety with Georgia Power!

Adairsville

Movie Thursday
Thursday, June 2nd - 2:00pm: Russell Madness (Rated PG)
Thursday, June 23rd - 2:00pm: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Rated PG)

Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen!

Lazy Louie's Lucky Day
Thursday, June 16th - 3:00pm

Join Barry Stewart Mann for a fun program of stories featuring puppets, props and lots of participation. This program will have kids stretching, swimming, jumping, riding and scoring big!

Swamp Things!
Friday, June 17th - 1:30pm

Join Bill Haley from the Tennessee Aquarium for a fun and informative program featuring some crawly and slithery creatures that live in the swamp!

Lego Build Day
Tuesday, June 21st - 2:00pm

Build new Lego creations using the library's Lego collection.

Powertown
Wednesday, June 29th - 2:00pm

Learn all about electricity and electricity safety with Georgia Power!

Euharlee

Movie Thursday
Tuesday, June 14th - 2:00pm: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Rated PG)

Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen! (Rated PG)

Powertown
Tuesday, June 28th - 2:00pm

Learn all about electricity and electricity safety with Georgia Power!

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

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
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Adairsville
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Euharlee

Afternoon Adventures (5 and up)
Story, art, craft and drama fun for school-age children.
Every Wednesday in the Summer, 3:30 p.m. – Cartersville

Regular Programs

Book Buddies
Pair up with a big buddy to practice your reading skills and get a free book take home after each session! Book Buddies is open to children ages 4-9. To sign up visit or call the Children's Desk.
Upcoming Session: Will resume June 30th

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