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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Free Citizenship Classes at Carthage Public Library

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS EN LA BIBLIOTECA

Carthage Public Library is pleased to offer citizenship classes to people interested in gaining United States citizenship. These classes are offered with the assistance of the Missouri State Library Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Steadley Trust. These classes cover material for citizenship examinations, along with language learning and basic computer use. We currently offer three sessions a week - advanced session on Mondays, and beginner sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Electronic textbooks and computers are provided by the library use in these classes. For more information, contact our citizenship class teacher 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

Carthage Public Library    June 1, 2017

Join us for a Magic Show Kick-Off Event on June 1st at 10 am or 3 PM for this LIVE event in the Library Garden! What else are we doing this summer? We'll be having storytimes in English and Spanish, teen and tween events, activities for ages 7-12 on most Thursdays, PAWS For Reading, a live animal show, a special event with storyteller Will Stuck, an event called BOOM!, a flash mob library party, and programming for infants, adults, and everyone in between! And that's just a sample... stay tuned.

Teens and Tweens Events

Carthage Public Library    April-May-June-July

Join us for Teens and Tween Craft Night in on April 25, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Community Room. After that, we will be taking a break from programming in May, but we'll have lots of events for all ages starting June 1st.

Programming Break Until June

Carthage Public Library    Returning in June

We'll be taking a break from most of our usual storytime activities and other programming until June 1st, when the Summer Reading Program starts.

Employment Opportunity

Carthage Public Library    Closes May 1, 2017

CPL is seeking serious applicants for the position of library clerk which includes duties in Reference, Internet and Teen Departments. 25 hours a week, including Saturdays. Stop by the Library to fill out an application. Closes on May 1, 2017.

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2017 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    NiƱos   

Hora de cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM.

April 25, 2017 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Teens and Tweens Craft Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Join us to create something awesome! Supplies and snacks will be provided.

May 13, 2017 10 AM

PAWS for Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

Virginia and her dog will be here on Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to noon.

May 20, 2017 10 AM

PAWS for Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

Peggy and her dog will be here on Saturday, May 20 from 10 am to noon.

May 29, 2017

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

June 1, 2017 10 AM And 3 PM

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Staff    Everyone   

Join us for a Magic Show Kick-Off Event on June 1st at 10 AM or 3 PM for this LIVE event in the Library Garden! What else are we doing this summer? We'll be having storytimes in English and Spanish, teen and tween events, activities for ages 7-12 on most Thursdays, PAWS For Reading, a live animal show, a special event with storyteller Will Stuck, an event called BOOM!, a flash mob library party, and programming for infants, adults, and everyone in between! And that's just a sample... stay tuned.

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.