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 all ages while supplies last. Please call or email Bobbie Matheney to reserve an activity packet prior to pick up. 

The Storyhour program resumed on October 15, 2021. The Storyhour program will be presented live this school year via the Zoom app each Friday at 10 a.m. Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions, the Zoom Storyhour programs will NOT be recorded and will ONLY be available to watch live. On the plus side, because the programs are live, participants can interact with Mrs. Bobbie during the program! The Zoom app may be accessed online from a PC or downloaded to a mobile device for viewing. Anyone wishing to participate must email Bobbie Matheney at and Bobbie will send a link each week for participants to access that week’s Storyhour. 

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