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

Storytime Is Back

Carthage Public Library    Mondays and Wednesdays

We're back! Our next English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri is on Wednesday, October 11 at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine and will resume on Monday, October 2 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

PAWS with Peggy and Merry

Carthage Public Library    October 28 10AM - Noon

Peggy and her dog Merry will be here on Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to noon.

Library Closed for Maple Leaf

Carthage Public Library    October 21

The Library will be closed on Saturday, October 21, 2017 the Maple Leaf Parade. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Monday, October 23.

Teen Night

Carthage Public Library    October 10 4:30-5:30 PM

Join us for teen programming on Tuesday, October 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

September 27 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, September 27th at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

October 2 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine and will resume on Monday, October 2 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

October 9 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, October 9 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

October 10 4:30-5:30 PM

Teen Tuesday

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Join us for teen programming on Tuesday, October 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

October 11 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, October 11 at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

October 16 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, October 16 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

October 18 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, October 18 at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

October 21

Closed for Maple Leaf Parade

Staff    Everyone   

The Library will be closed on Saturday, October 21, 2017 the Maple Leaf Parade. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Monday, October 23.

October 23 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, October 23 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

October 25 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, October 25 at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

October 28

READ Dog Merry

Staff    Younger Kids   

Peggy and her dog Merry will be here on Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to noon.

October 30 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, October 30 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

October 31 3-5 PM

Library Trick-Or-Treat

Staff    Ninos   

Join us on October 31st from 3 to 5 PM for a special trick-or-treat event at the library! Our costumed employees will be handing out treats to your costumed trick-or-treaters. The library will also be closing early at 5:30 PM. Happy Halloween!

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.