Children's activity at Bolivar County Library System

Pre-literacy skills are important in preparing children for success. Accordingly, the Bolivar County Library System is excited to offer a weekly children’s pre-school Story Hour free-of-charge at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland that teaches pre-literacy skills and encourages the love of reading. Bobbie Matheney is our Youth Services Coordinator at Robinson-Carpenter and she offers fun, intellectually stimulating programs for children under the age of five years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face Story Hour has been suspended until further notice. This year, two activity packets are planned, one for September thru December and one for January through May, which will be available for pre-school children and will have materials that complement weekly Facebook Story Hour posts. The Facebook posts will begin on September 11th and may be viewed any time after 10 a.m. each Friday. Please call or email Bobbie Matheney to reserve an activity packet prior to pick up. The September-December activity packet will be available for pick-up at Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland beginning 10 a.m. on September 8th for those who have reserved them. For Story Hour themes, see the Story Hour Calendar below.

“Also, I would love to share your show-and-tell pictures during our weekly Story Hour,” Mrs. Bobbie reports. “Please forward your pictures to me at no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday each week. I am looking forward to making this adjustment with your assistance. Thank you in advance.”

If you have questions, please contact Bobbie Matheney at (662) 843-2774 ext.105 or email her at