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.

Carthage Public Library

Citizenship Classes

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS

Congratulations to all our citizenship program participants that received United States citizenship through the program! 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

Summer Reading Program Movie: Moana

Carthage Public Library    Thursday, June 14 3pm

Join us for a special family movie event! Snacks will be served at 3pm courtesy of Carthage Bright Futures, and then we'll be showing Moana at 3:30pm. All ages are welcome! Kids under eight should be accompanied by an adult.

Color Handprints Wreath Making

Carthage Public Library    Friday, June 15 4pm to 5:30pm

Join us on Friday, June 15 from 4 to 5:30 for this Summer Reading Program event! We'll be making color handprints and cutting them out to make a wreath decoration for the library. All ages are welcome! Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual Story Time

Carthage Public Library    June 18 10 am

Join us on Monday June 18 at 10 am for bilingual story time! This story time is presented by Ms. Janine in English and Spanish and is geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

English Storytimes Wednesdays and Thursdays

Carthage Public Library    June 20 and 21 10 am

Wednesday storytime is back along with extra Thursday storytimes! Join us on Wednesday June 20 at 10 am for our English-language story time with Ms. Sherri. We'll also have another duplicate storytime on Thursday at 10 am. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

Upcoming Events

June 14 3 PM

Family Movie Event: Moana

Staff    Everyone   

Join us for a special family movie event! Snacks will be served at 3pm courtesy of Carthage Bright Futures, and then we'll be showing Moana at 3:30pm. All ages are welcome! Kids under eight should be accompanied by an adult.

June 15 4-5:30 PM

Color Handprints Wreath Making

Staff    Everyone   

Join us on Friday, June 15 from 4 to 5:30 for this Summer Reading Program event! We'll be making color handprints and cutting them out to make a wreath decoration for the library. All ages are welcome! Children should be accompanied by an adult.

June 18 10 AM

Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Ninos   

Join us on Monday June 18 at 10 am for bilingual story time! This story time is presented by Ms. Janine in English and Spanish and is geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

June 19 4pm

Teens & Tweens Movie: Jumanji

Staff    7th Grade and Up   

Attention Teens and Tweens in 7th grade & up: We'll be showing the movie Jumanji on Tuesday, June 19. Stop by at 4 pm for a snack provided by Bright Futures, and enjoy the movie starting at 4:30. Movie runtime is approximately 2 hours. As the movie is PG-13, ages 13 and under need a parent permission form to attend - stop by the library to sign up!

June 20 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Wednesday storytime is back along with extra Thursday storytimes! Join us on Wednesday June 20 at 10 am for our English-language story time with Ms. Sherri. We'll also have another duplicate storytime on Thursday at 10 am. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

June 21 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us on Thursday June 21 at 10 am for our English-language story time with Ms. Sherri. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

June 21 3:30 PM

Children's Reader's Theater

Staff    Older Kids   

On Thursday, June 21 join us for Children's Reader's Theater. This special event is for kids in grades 3 to 6. Enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 3 pm and the event will happen from 3:30 to 4:30.

June 23

Teens and Adults: Escape the Library!

Staff    16 And Up   

Teens and Adults: Escape the Library! Join us on Saturday June 23 3:30 to 5 PM for this special interactive event! You must pre-register and be 16 or older to play.

June 25 10am

Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Ninos   

Join us on Monday June 11 at 10 am for bilingual story time! This story time is presented by Ms. Janine in English and Spanish and is geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

June 26 4pm

Teens and Tweens Board Game Night

Staff    Tweens and Tweens   

Attention tweens and teens grades 7 and up! Join us on Tuesday, June 26 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for board game night! Snacks will be served at 4pm courtesy of Carthage Bright Futures, and the games hapen from 4:30-5:30!

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.