May starts on Monday and with the new month a full 31 days of library activities begin.

The library system has an ongoing story walk that only has a few days left. 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. You only have a couple of days to complete this edition of the story walk with the last day to participate being May 6th.

The senior movie matinee will happen early this month on May 3rd starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Cartersville Library. This month the featured movie will be “Ticket to Paradise”.

The following week you can visit the Cartersville Library for an opportunity to create an embroidered greeting card. This crafter noon will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is just in time for Mother’s Day on May 10th.

At the Adairsville Library on May 16th there will be a free program where seniors can have a free 10-20-minute consultation with a volunteer lawyer. You must schedule an appoint for this event however, which you can do by calling 706-272-2924 or emailing

In the second half may there will be a homebuyer’s seminar at the Cartersville Library from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with realtor Ashley Rozier. Some of the topics that will be covered include the home buying process, the importance of credit, the dos and don’ts of home buying, and financing options.

There will also be a second opportunity to take part in the introductory course on beekeeping if you missed the class in April. This class will take place on May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Cartersville library and will teach you the basics of starting and managing a beehive in your own backyard.

Friday May 26th will be the first day of the Bartow County Library Systems summer reading program. You can sign up at any of the library locations or online at the library webpage to read for fun and prizes. On every Monday the Adairsville Library will host a STEM play for children up to five years old. Each of the activities will be hands on and focus on science, technology, engineering and math. These days begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Adairsville Library meeting room. In addition to the stem plays that take place in Adairsville every Friday the Euharlee Library system hosts their own STEM play day at the same time.

On May 31st the last event the library is hosting in May will be an opportunity for children to create a 3-foot portrait with paper and other craft supplies at the Cartersville library. Following the creation of the portraits that will be used to decorate the children’s department in the Cartersville library. This event starts at 2 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m. and all children must be accompanied by an adult.