About The Library

Library Catalog

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.

Download Ebooks & Audiobooks

Have a tablet, phone, or Kindle? We offer Ebooks and Audiobooks from popular and classic authors through Missouri Libraries 2 Go at www.molib2go.org. Plus, you can read lots of additional titles in your web broswer through our EBSCO Ebook collection.

Public Access Computers

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.

Digital Resources

Doing research? We offer databases from EBSCO, genealogy info from Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition, digital newspapers through Newsbank, and more. Most of our resources can be accessed off-site from home! Click here for a full list.

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Free Citizenship Classes at Carthage Public Library

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS EN LA BIBLIOTECA

Carthage Public Library is pleased to offer citizenship classes to people interested in gaining United States citizenship. These classes are offered with the assistance of the Missouri State Library Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Steadley Trust. These classes cover material for citizenship examinations, along with language learning and basic computer use. We currently offer three sessions a week - advanced session on Mondays, and beginner sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Electronic textbooks and computers are provided by the library use in these classes. For more information, contact our citizenship class teacher Pat Wakefield at 417-793-5769.

Library Card

How To Get A Library Card

The Basics

To get a library card at Carthage Public Library, bring a document (ID, bill, etc.) with your name and current address to the front desk. 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 or proof of address needed), and temporary cards for visitors (with deposit.)

DVDs

Like Free Movies?

Come check out our DVD collection!

We've got lots of DVDs for all ages - from Cars and Mater's Tall Tales to Sherlock and Justified! More added all the time; come check them out! DVDs are located upstairs near the reference area and check out for one week with no renewals.

We have classics like Nirvana, Black Sabbath, and NWA now!

Like Free Music?

Come check out our revamped music CD collection!

We've rearranged and redone our music CD collection and we've added a ton of newer artists and old classics, with more to come! Music CDs are located upstairs near the reference area and check out for two weeks, just like a book.

News & Featured Events

Hora De Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Carthage Public Library    Lunes a 10 am

Hora de cuentos, lunes a 10 AM, Enero 9, 16, 23 (con Art Feeds de Carthage), 30. Join us for bilingual storytime on Mondays at 10 AM on January 9, 16, 23 (with Art Feeds of Carthage), and 30.

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Carthage Public Library    January 10 4:30 PM

On Tuesday, January 13 at 4:30 PM, join us for anime night! Teens and tweens are watching anime, drawing anime, having snacks, and talking about current anime!

Wednesday Storytimes in January

Carthage Public Library    December 7, 14, and 28 at 10 AM

Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri will take place at 10 AM on the following Wednesdays in January: January 4 (Discovery Day!), 11, 18, and 25 (with Art Feeds of Carthage). Join us in the Community Room for books, music, and activities.

Library Open With Normal Operating Hours

Carthage Public Library    January 16, 2017

Carthage Public Library is open again with normal operating hours as of January 16, 2017. If you have any questions about your account, give us a call at 417-237-7040 or stop by the front circulation desk.

Upcoming Events

December 27, 2016 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Teens and Tweens Craft Night

Staff    Teens & Tweens   

Join us for craft night! Teens and tweens are invited to join us to create something awesome on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

December 28, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Regular Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri takes place in the Community Room. Join us for books, music, and activities!

January 2, 2017

Library Closed for New Year's Day (Observed)

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Have a great holiday!

January 3, 2017

Winter Reading program begins

Staff    Kids   

Our Winter Reading Prgram for kids begins on January 3, 2017 and runs through February 11. Stop by to sign up!

January 4, 2017 10 AM

Children's Discovery Day

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having an interactive Children's discovery day in the Community Room on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. This day includes several hands-on stations for children to learn through play with parents or caregivers.

January 7, 2017 10 AM

PAWS for Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

Virginia and her dog Callie will be here on January 7 from 10 am to noon.

January 9, 2017 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, and 01/30.

January 10, 2017 4:30-5:30 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Join us for anime night! Teens and tweens are watching anime, drawing anime, having snacks, and talking about current anime!

January 11, 2017 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Regular Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri takes place in the Community Room. Join us for books, music, and activities!

January 16, 2017 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, and 01/30.

January 18, 2017 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Regular Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri takes place in the Community Room. Join us for books, music, and activities!

January 21, 2017 10 AM

PAWS for Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

Peggy and her dog will be here on January 21 from 10 am to noon.

January 23, 2017 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, and 01/30.

January 24, 2017 4:30-5:30 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Join us for craft night! Teens and tweens are invited to join us to create something awesome!

January 25, 2017 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Regular Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri takes place in the Community Room. Join us for books, music, and activities!

January 30, 2017 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, and 01/30.

Contact

Contact Info

Email: carthage@carthagelibrary.net
Phone: 417-237-7040
Website: carthage.lib.mo.us
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
Closed Sundays

Carthage Public Library serves the City of Carthage, Missouri, and surrounding areas.

If you need assistance, give us a call at 417-237-7040 during normal operating hours, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.

Your questions, comments, and concerns are very important to us.

For privacy reasons, we may require your library card number if you have questions about your account.