During the month of April, the Bartow County Library System will host a wide variety of events for all ages. During the entire month of April, you can stop by any of the local libraries and pick up a Chinese five spice kit that includes a pack of spices and a recipe. The packet will also include information on the history of Chinese Cooking.

The library system also has an ongoing story walk that will last all of April. This rendition of the story walks features “Moth & Butterfly- Ta Da” by Dev Petty and illustrated by Ana Aranda and published by Penguin Kids. The story walk has been set up around the pond at Dellinger Park and includes literacy tips on each panel. Once you complete the story walk you can also stop by the Cartersville Library where any kid who has completed it can choose a free book.

Next week the Adairsville Library will host a child stem day for kids up to five to focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. This stem day is on April 3rd and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Cartersville library will also be hosting their monthly senior movie on April 5th. This month they will be showing Respect which will begin playing at 10:30 p.m.

The Cartersville Library will also have a special presentation on bluebirds with Dr. Renee Carleton who is a professor of biology at Berry College. She has monitored the eastern Bluebird population since 2002 and is also a Bartow County Master Gardner. This event takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 6th and will end at 7 p.m.

Although the library systems will be closed on April 7th and 8th they pick back up with a Prime-Time Family Reading on April 11th. This will be a limited space event and you must preregister to participate. This event is designed for families with children ages 6-10 years old, you’ll enjoy engaging, family-based reading and discussion on topics such as fairness, courage, and dreams. Our discussion strategies are proven to increase creativity, critical thinking, and academic success. Any family that participates will get to keep at least 10 award-winning picture books.  Even though the discussion is geared for kids ages 6-10, siblings of all ages are welcome to participate. A free dinner will also be included, and you can also register to win door prizes. You can find more information on this event and a link to register on the Library Systems Facebook page along with their Facebook page.

On Tuesday April 18th a review of the Trout Unlimited Kid’s Fishing Day will be held in the Emmie Nelson Library. This event will look at the highlights of the annual event held in Cave Spring. A description of the planning, set up and execution of the event will be presented along with the sponsors and the outcomes that have been observed over the decades.

On April 20th there will be a presentation by Joann Dorsey, who is one of the master Gardeners of Bartow County to share tips and methods for gardening with flowers and vegetables in containers. This presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Cartersville Library meeting room.

On Saturday April 22nd the Adairsville Library will host an introduction course on beekeeping. the course will explain the basics of started and managing a backyard hive.

These are only a handful of events our library system is hosting. For and entire calendar you can visit the Bartow county library systems website.