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.

Library Postcard Drawing

Employment Opportunity!

Carthage Public Library currently has a part-time opening in the Children's Department.

Hours are 4pm-8pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 9am-4pm.

If you're interested, contact Sherri Luce (sluce@carthagelibrary.net)for more info.

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, Diciembre 5, 12, 19. Join us for bilingual storytime on Mondays at 10 AM on December 5, 12, and 19.

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Carthage Public Library    December 13, 2016 4:30 PM

On Tuesday, December 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 December

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

Regular Children's storytime with Ms. Sherri will take place at 10 AM on the following Wednesdays in December: December 7, 14, and 28. Join us in the Community Room for books, music, and activities.

Library Closed for Christmas

Carthage Public Library    December 24-26, 2016

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, 2016. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 at 9 AM with normal operating hours. Have a great holiday!

Upcoming Events

November 30, 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!

Diciembre 5, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 12/5, 12/12, 12/19.

December 6, 2016 5:30 PM

Library Closes Early for Staff Function

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will close early on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm for an internal staff function. We will reopen with normal operating hours at 9 am on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

December 7, 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!

December 10, 2016 10 AM

PAWS for Reading (Rescheduled)

Staff    Younger Kids   

Rescheduled from the original date - join us on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to noon and meet READ Dog Merry and handler Peggy. PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in the library and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.

Diciembre 12, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 12/5, 12/12, 12/19.

December 13, 2016 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens & Tweens   

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

December 14, 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!

December 17, 2016 10 AM

PAWS for Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us on Saturday, December 17 from 10 am to noon and meet READ Dog Merry and handler Peggy. PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in the library and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.

Diciembre 19, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Join us for bilingual storytime Mondays at 10 AM on 12/5, 12/12, 12/19.

December 24-26, 2016

Library Closed for Christmas

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed from Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, 2016 for Christmas. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Have a great holiday!

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!

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.