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.


Summer Reading Program

Step 1: Sign up at any Bartow County Library or online.

Step 2: Color in one box of your reading log for every hour that you read. Use the tracking sheet to list the books you read.

Step 3: For every two rows you complete, visit a library to receive a prize!

Step 4: Complete four rows and get an entry into a prize drawing!

Step 5: Fill in the entire log, receive a free book of your choice, and be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing!

Teen Craft Night: Baseball Bracelets
Tuesday, June 7th - 5:00pm-6:00pm

Make your own baseball bracelet and show off your super fashion sense! Ages 11-18.

Pokemon Clans
Thursday, June 9th - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Bring your Nintendo 3DS (with a copy of the games you wish to play)or Pokemon card decks and battle it out with other teens.

Tuesday, June 14th - 2:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for a night of RPG gaming with Catalyst Game Labs' tabletop version of Shadowrun. Ages 11-18.

Bartow Beats!
Friday, June 17th - 2:00pm

Learn about music production and write songs with other patrons on the Library's iPads! Ages 11-18.

Teen Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, June 21st - 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

Teen Chefs
Thursday, June 23rd - 6:00pm-7:00pm

Explore the science of pancake batter and learn what makes the fluffiest, most delicous pancakes! Ages 11-18.

Remove Anxiety and get Your Head Back in the Game
Tuesday, June 28th - 6:00pm

Are you or someone you know stressed or anxious? Learn to manage anxiety, seek help, and keep your head "in the game!" Sponsored by Bartow Family Resources.

Get in the Game Night!
Thursday, June 30th - 6:00pm-7:30pm

Drop in the Youth Program Room for a night of games! Bring your favorite board games or play the library's games. All ages.



Book Buddies-Will resume in June
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. Volunteer hours will be awarded for participation. Have fun and help promote literacy at the library!

Book Buddies Big Buddy Application