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

Storytimes

Carthage Public Library    Mondays and Wednesdays

Join us for books, music and activities. Our English-language storytime with Ms Sherri will be happening at 10 am on the following Wednesdays this month: 02/07, 02/14 (Valentine's theme), 02/21, and 02/28 (pajama party theme). Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine and will be happening this month on 02/05, 02/12, and 02/26. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

Tax Forms Information

Carthage Public Library    January-April 2018

Carthage Public Library will not have tax forms this year as in previous years. You can print tax forms from the IRS website and Missouri Department of Revenue.

Winter Reading Program For Kids and Teens

Carthage Public Library    January 8

Our winter reading program for kids and teens begins on January 8th. Last day to sign up is February 3, and the program runs until February 17. Stop by the library to sign up and win prizes for reading!

No Teen Programming This Month

Carthage Public Library    January

We're taking a break from teen programming this month to focus on the winter reading program. Stay tuned for more events!

Upcoming Events

February 3

Last Day for Winter Reading Signup

Staff    Kids and Teens   

Saturday February 3 is the last day to sign up for the Winter Reading Program.

February 5 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

February 7 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

February 12 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

February 14 10 AM

Valentine's Day Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having a special Valentine's Day themed storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

February 19

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day. We'll reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, February 20.

February 21 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

February 26 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 0-6.

February 28 10 AM

Pajama Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having a special pajama-themed storytime with Ms. Sherri. Bring your pajamas and your favorite stuffed animal and join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focused on children ages 0-6.

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.