Welcome to Carthage Public Library in Carthage, Missouri. What's new?

Carthage Public Library is Open, Friday, March 6, 2015
Carthage Public Library is now open again with normal operating hours. If you were unable to return or renew your books due to our recent weather-related closure, please call us at 417-237-7040. We will be happy to assist you.

Inclement Weather Policy
In cases of inclement weather, the library will be closed when the Carthage Public Schools are forced to close. If we are closed, no overdue fines will be accrued that day. After the first day, we will evaluate the road conditions and will reopen as soon as possible, even if schools remain closed.

Story Time Is Back - New Schedule and Time
Children's Story Time is back - with a new time and schedule. As we head through winter and into spring, Story Time will generally be happening two times a month on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. Here's a list of upcoming dates:
Wednesday Mar 11 1:00 PM
Wednesday Mar 25 1:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 8 1:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 22 1:00 PM
We're looking forward to seeing you here!

Spanish Storytime Events
In addition to our regular Wednesday afternon story times, Carthage Public Library has received a grant to offer bilingual Spanish-English storytimes. Funding is provided through a Racing To Read LSTA grant from the Missouri State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These special children's story times are coordinated by Pat Wakefield. Here's a list of upcoming dates.
Tuesday Mar 10 9:00 AM
Tuesday Mar 17 9:00 AM
Tuesday Mar 24 9:00 AM
Tuesday Mar 31 9:00 AM

"Paws For Books" R.E.A.D. Dogs March Schedule
Our "Paws For Books" R.E.A.D. dogs will be visiting the Children's Area twice in March:
Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2015, 2:00PM - 4:00 PM - Emmit & Truman with Sarah Saladin
Saturday morning, March 21, 2015, 10 AM 'till Noon - Merry with Peggy Potter
For more information, call 417-237-7040 during normal operating hours.

Teen Movie Day Featuring "Mockingjay" Monday, March 16, 2015 2:00PM - 4:00 PM
Carthage Public Library will be having a special Teen Movie Day on Monday, March 16, 2015. We'll be showing the film "Mockingjay" from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event is geared towards teens ages 13 to 17. Drinks and snacks will be provided. See you there!

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks Available
Carthage Public Library offers downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks. No sign-up is required to use the Ebooks site. All CPL patrons with an active card in good standing automatically have an account through our Ebooks system. Head to the Missouri Libraries 2 Go page at molib2go.org and sign in with your Carthage Public Library card number. Instructions on how to check Ebooks out on your particular device are available on the Ebooks checkout website. If you have any questions, give us a call at 417-237-7040, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.