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.

The Summer Reading Program starts May 19th! Join us for reading fun all summer long!

How the Reading Program Works:

  • Register for the reading program online and download a bingo and tracking sheet or visit any of our library branches to sign up and pick up a reading log and tracking sheet.
  • Complete any 5 of the activity squares and return to the library for a prize. Color each square as you complete the activity.
  • Complete up to 16 of the squares by July 22nd to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Do all 16 and get a second entry and an additional book of your choice!
  • Each square is a separate activity. Some activities require you to show a checkout receipt to a librarian.


Cartersville Library

Pokémon Clans
Saturday, July 1st - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Bring your Nintendo 3DS or Pokémon card decks and battle it out with other teens.

Teen Movie: Doctor Strange
Thursday, July 6th - 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

Teen Chefs: Buffalo Chicken
Friday, July 7th - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Learn how to make delicious buffalo chicken sandwiches and cole slaw for a family friendly summertime dinner! Ages 12-18. Registration required. Sign up at the Children's Desk.

Build a Better Movie!
Friday, July 14th - 2:30pm-5:00pm

Drop in the Youth Program Room and use the library's iPads to explore the world of stop-motion animation and create your own mini movie. Ages 12-18.

Game Night!
Thursday, July 20th - 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join us in the Youth Program Room for a night of fun board gaming with friends! Ages 12-18.

Book Buddies
Friday, July 21st - 4:30pm-5:30pm

Sign up for Book Buddies to be a big buddy and help kids practice their reading skills. Get community service hours AND a free shirt! Ages 12-18.

Adairsville Library

All Month Long: Build a Better Coloring Page

A large coloring page will be located in the Teen section. Grab some coloring pencils or markers and add your coloring expertise to create a group masterpiece!

Teen Movie: Doctor Strange
Friday, July 14th - 2:00pm

Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen!

Euharlee Library

All Month Long: Build a Better Poem

Come in and use the magnetic words to build an original poem. Let staff know and your poem will count as a program.

Teen Movie: Doctor Strange
Tuesday, July 11th - 2:00pm

Bring snacks and watch the movie on the big screen!