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.

Be a Big Buddy

Need Volunteer Hours? Read with a little buddy and help an elementary student develop a love for reading! Have fun and make a difference in a child's life!

To apply fill out the online application and return it to the Children's Desk.

Upcoming sessions are:
April 30th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
May 28th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
June 25th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM
July 23rd at 4:30 - 5:30 PM


Teen Advisory Board (TAB) -  2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Want to volunteer at the library?   Join the Teen Advisory Board!    The TAB helps plan library programs and is involved with many great library activities throughout the year.    Volunteering at the library is also a great and fun way to get community service hours.  If you are between the ages of 11 and 18 and you would like to make a difference at the library, think about joining T.A.B.!  You can pick up an application at any of our branches or you can download at TAB

Game On! - 4th Tuesday of the month from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Game On! is the library’s monthly gaming extravaganza featuring videogames on the big screen, board games, card games and more!

Write Now!  Writer’s Club - 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Like to write?  Are you writing a story or book?   Stuck for ideas?  Come to our monthly teen writing group.  Get feedback on your writing or participate in one of our fun writing activities! 

SAT/ACT Practice Tests - Various times throughout the year
A free, service sponsored by to help teens prepare for their college entrance exams.

Book Buddies
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 Thursday, January 30th at 4:30 p.m. and meets the last Thursday of the month through April 2014. Volunteer hours will be awarded for participation. Have fun and help promote literacy at the library!

Book Buddies Big Buddy Application


Youth Summer Reading Program
Itís summer reading time! Come into your public library or go online starting on Friday, May 22nd, sign up, and read for fun and prizes! Join us for amazing programs for kids, teens and adults all summer long!

Practice PSAT Test
Get extra practice for the SAT with this FREE PSAT Practice Test. To register, call 1-800-KAPTEST or go to
Saturday, May 9th, 10am-2am - Cartersville

The Summer Reading Program at the Bartow County Public Library System starts!
Friday, May 22nd