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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Citizenship Classes at Carthage Public Library

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS EN LA BIBLIOTECA

Congratulations to all our citizenship program participants that received United States citizenship through the program! We are currently holding citizenship classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information contact 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

Storytimes

Carthage Public Library    Mondays and Wednesdays

Join us for books, music and activities. Our English-language storytime with Ms Sherri will be happening at 10 am on the following Wednesdays this month: 12/6, 12/13, and a special Christmas Storytime in 12/20. Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine and will be happening this month on 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

Carthage PD Christmas Party Toy Drop Off Location

Carthage Public Library    November 20 to December 13

The Carthage Public Library is proud to be a drop-off location for toys for the Carthage Police Department Christmas Party. Bring your donation to the Library between November 20 and December 13.

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Carthage Public Library    December 23 to December 26

Carthage Public Library will be closed December 23 to December 26 for Christmas. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Wednesday, December 27.

Kids Day Ages 8-13

Carthage Public Library    December 28 2PM to 4 PM

Kids ages 8-13 are invited to Carthage Public Library for games, snacks, and crafts on Wednesday, December 28 from 2 to 4 PM.

Upcoming Events

December 4 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

December 6 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

December 11 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

December 12 4:30 PM

Teen Tuesday

Staff    12-19   

Join us on Tuesday, December 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for Teen Tuesday! Teens ages 12-19 are invited to this programming.

December 13 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

December 16 10 AM

PAWS with Peggy and Merry

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us on Saturday, Deceber 16 from 10 AM to noon. We'll be having our "PAWS for Books" READ therapy Dog Merry and owner Peggy in the Children's area for kids to practice reading aloud.

December 18 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

December 19 4:30 PM

Teen Tuesday

Staff    12-19   

Join us on Tuesday, December 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for Teen Tuesday! Teens ages 12-19 are invited to this programming.

December 20 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

December 23-26

Library Closed for Christmas

Staff    Everyone   

The Library will be closed from Saturday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 26. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Wednesday, November 27.

December 28 2 PM

Kids Day (8-13)

Staff    Older Kids 8-13   

Join us on December 28 from 2 to 4 PM for a special Kids Day geared for older kids ages 8-13. We'll have games, snacks, and crafts.

January 1

Library Closed for New Year's Day

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on January 1, 2018 for New Year's Day. We'll re-open with normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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.