Mobile Library: The Bookmobile operates as a lending library. We are not a part of the Bartow County Library System. We carry a rotating inventory of approximately 1,500 books for children and teens inside the Bookmobile. We ask that you bring those books back when you finish reading them. We don’t have hard due dates, and we don’t charge fines or fees. Everything is completely free.
Build Your Home Library: We give a new book to keep to each child each time they visit to encourage them to build their home library. Since beginning in July of 2017, we have given away more than 26,000 books.
Little Free Libraries: We maintain a network of 40+ Little Free Libraries throughout Bartow.
Parent Education: We teach parents the importance of early language and literacy development at home and train them in strategies to create a language-rich environment.
Childcare Center Staff Training: We offer training to childcare center staff on how to create a language and literacy-rich classroom environment.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: We oversee and administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Bartow.
Community Education & Advocacy: We strive to educate the community-at-large about the importance of early literacy and advocate for programs that support early literacy development.