The Bartow County Public Library has a diverse Teen collection with the newest YA Fiction, fascinating non-fiction and a deep graphic novel and magna collection.   In addition, the library offers fun teen programming throughout the year.  All programs listed below are held at the Cartersville Public Library.

The library also features special teen programs at various times during the year, including an extensive Teen Summer Reading Program.  Please check back via the website or our Teen and Library Facebook accounts throughout the year and sign up for our monthly e-lert to stay informed on all of the library happenings.


Saturday, September 3rd - 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. We will also be dropping Pokemon GO! lures from 2-3:30pm, so see what types of Pokemon you can find in the library!

A Plus
Every Tuesday, Beginning September 13th - 4:30pm-5:30pm

A + is a place for elementary school students to get one-on-one homework assistance provided by local teen volunteers. Every Tuesday, kids can come for fun, character building games and activities and get the homework help they need to succeed! The program will be presented by Galit and Aviel Ratson of Woodland High School alongside other teen volunteers. To attend, text @apluskids to 81010. To be a teen volunteer, text @aplusapp to 81010.

Tuesday, September 13th - 6:00pm

Plan programs and help the library be the best place for teens! Have fun and get community service hours!

Teen Chefs
Thursday, September 15th - 6:00pm-7:00pm

Cooking isn't just for chefs on TV! Taste and learn some easy, delicious recipes you can make at home! This month we will be making Fruit Sushi--sushi-like rolls made from fruit, rice, coconut and more!

Game Night!
Thursday, September 22nd - 4:30pm-7:00pm

Bring your family and friends for a fun night of gaming in the Youth Program Room. Board games and cards will be made available, and patrons are also encouraged to bring their own favorites from home!

Practice SAT
Saturday, September 24th - 10:00am-11:30am

Get the experience you need to succeed on the SAT with the FREE practice test. Sign up at the Children's desk to reserve your spot! Sponsored by Sylvan.



Book Buddies: Upcoming Session: September 29th
The Bartow County Public Library is looking for reading buddies to read to Preschool aged children for the libraries Book Buddies program. The program starts at 4:30 p.m. and meets the last Thursday of the month. Volunteer hours will be awarded for participation. Have fun and help promote literacy at the library!

Book Buddies Big Buddy Application