Carthage Public Library patrons have access to our local collection as well as materials from other libraries in the Missouri Evergreen consortium. You can visit our catalog at carthage.missourievergreen.org to browse, request, and renew books.
We offer Ebooks and Audiobooks through Missouri Libraries 2 Go at www.molib2go.org. We have a large selection of popular authors as well as older classics. Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android, and most other devices are supported.
We offer Public Access Computers for adults, teens, and children. We also offer free WiFi throughout the building. Early learning computers, news, research, and genealogy databases, printing, scanning, faxes, and other services are also available.
Carthage Public Library is open on Monday and Tuesday from 9 AM to 8 PM, Wednesday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. We are closed on Sundays. Our phone number is 417-237-7040. We can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. Please have your library card number if you have any questions about your account.
Patrons wishing to get a Carthage Public Library card must bring a document (ID, bill, etc.) with their name and current address. There is no charge for patrons who live within the city limits of Carthage. Patrons who live outside the city limits must pay a yearly non-resident fee of $20 dollars. This non-resident fee covers all members of a household living at a particular address for the span of one year. We also issue internet-only cards for computer users (no charge to sign up), and temporary cards for visitors (with deposit.)
As early as 1870, the citizens of Carthage began a movement to organize a permanent public library for their community. Lecture courses and public entertainment were used to raise funds for a library service that opened in a store front on the 600 block of Main Street. This first establishment loaned books to patrons for an initiation fee of two dollars plus ten cents per week.
In 1902, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie offered $25,000 to build a public library if the citizens would vote a tax to support a library and if the city could provide a suitable location for a building. Even though they did not have the right to vote, women of the community circulated petitions for a supporting tax. The vote to initiate a library tax carried 831 to 94.
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We are the Carthage Public Library located in Carthage, Missouri. Since there are several towns in the United States named after the ancient North African city of Carthage, we're sometimes confused with other libraries in other places. The Carthage associated with LDS founder Joseph Smith is located in the state of Illinois. The Carthage in Joyce Carol Oates' recent novel seems to be located in upstate New York. And North Carthage, featured in the recent popular book and movie Gone Girl, doesn't really exist (the movie was filmed near Cape Girardeau, Missouri).
Summer reading program signups begin June 2, 2015. We have separate programs for all ages from infants to adults - all are welcome to participate! Every hero has a story at the Carthage Public Library. As a special event for younger kids, Batman will be visiting the library on June 2nd from 10 AM to 11 AM and kids are invited to take photos with him.
Join us for Games & Puzzles day on Friday, June 5, 2015 starting at 1 PM. We will have puzzles and games for kids and teens in the library. Younger kids up to grade 3 are very welcome but should be accompanied by a caregiver. Kids in grades 4-7 can just show up and dig in. We have everything from blocks, trains, and duplos for the younger kids to card games, D&D, and Hunger Games board games for the older ones. We have tons of cool games, toys, and puzzles - come check us out! This is a great event for families to play games together as well.
Come and watch movies about ordinary people doing remarkable things under extraordinary circumstances. As part of our Summer Reading Program for adults we'll be showing the film Meteor Man on Saturday, June 13, at 1 PM. Enjoy a movie with other library patrons! We'll also be showing To Kill A Mockingbird in July - stay tuned for details.
Carthage Public Library serves the City of Carthage Missouri and surrounding areas. Your questions, comments and/or concerns are very important to us. For privacy reasons, we may require your library card number if you have questions about your account.
Address: 612 S Garrison, Carthage, MO 64836
Operating Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM