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 Kickoff: Animal Tales

Carthage Public Library    Wednesday, May 30

Our Summer Reading Program starts on Wednesday, May 30 with a special Animal Tales: Born to be Wild event! We're having two shows at Memorial Hall, one at 10 am and one at 3 pm! Come sign up for our Summer Reading program, and enjoy the amazing Animal Tales presentation. All ages are welcome!

Teens & Tweens GUITAR HERO Tournament Grade 7 & Up!

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

Attention tweens and teens grades 7 and up! Join us on Tuesday, June 5 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for a guitar hero tournament! Snacks will be served at 4pm, and the game begins at 4:30!

Bilingual Story Time

Carthage Public Library    June 4 10 am

Join us on Monday June 4 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 6 and 7 10 am

Wednesday storytime is back along with extra Thursday storytimes! Join us on Wednesday June 6 at 10 am for our first regular English-language story time of the summer 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

May 30 10am

Animal Tales: Born to be Wild (Morning Show)

Staff    Everyone   

Our Summer Reading Program starts on Wednesday, May 30 with a special Animal Tales: Born to be Wild event! We're having two shows at Memorial Hall, one at 10 am and one at 3 pm! Come sign up for our Summer Reading program, and enjoy the amazing Animal Tales presentation. All ages are welcome!

May 30 3pm

Animal Tales: Born to be Wild (Afternoon Show)

Staff    Everyone   

Our Summer Reading Program starts on Wednesday, May 30 with a special Animal Tales: Born to be Wild event! We're having two shows at Memorial Hall, one at 10 am and one at 3 pm! Come sign up for our Summer Reading program, and enjoy the amazing Animal Tales presentation. All ages are welcome!

June 4 10am

Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Ninos   

Join us on Monday June 4 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 5 4pm

GUITAR HERO TOURNAMENT for Teens & Tweens

Staff    7th Grade and Up   

Attention tweens and teens grades 7 and up! Join us on Tuesday, June 5 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for a guitar hero tournament! Snacks will be served at 4pm, and the game happens from 4:30-5:30!

June 6 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Wednesday storytime is back along with extra Thursday storytimes! Join us on Wednesday June 6 at 10 am for our first regular English-language story time of the summer 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 7 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Wednesday storytime is back along with extra Thursday storytimes! Join us on Wednesday June 6 at 10 am for our first regular English-language story time of the summer 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 7 3:30 PM

STEAM Activity 3rd to 6th Grade

Staff    Older Kids   

Kids in 3rd through 6th grade are invited to join us for a special event on Thursday June 7 at 3:30 PM. Enjoy a snack provided by Carthage Bright Futures and then enjoy some interactive STEAM activity!

June 8

Food Truck Friday

Staff    Everyone   

Look for us at Food Truck Friday! We'll have a small tent set up where you can paint rocks to hide around the Library and everywhere else in Carthage! Must be ages 8+ or accompanied by an adult.

June 9

Teens and Adults: Escape the Library!

Staff    16 And Up   

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

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.