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 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! Citizenship classes are currently on hold while we host Summer Reading Program events, but they'll be starting back up in August.

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 Programming

Carthage Public Library    June 1 - July 29, 2017

Programming is in full swing through the end of July! We have Spanish-language storytime on Mondays, Teens and Tweens events on Tuesday afternoons, regular English-language storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, special game days and events for older kids on Thursday afternoons, plus plenty of special one-off events! Check our calendar below for details.

Food Truck Friday Flash Mob

Carthage Public Library    July 14, 2017

We're having a special flash mob event on July 14 for food truck friday! Ask at the library for more details.

ADVANCED Storm Spotters Class with the National Weather Service

Carthage Public Library    July 17 5:30-7:30 PM

We're having a special Advanced Storm Spotters class for adults! Join us on July 17th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for this special event. You must sign up in advance at the front circulation desk.

Teens and Tweens Craft Night

Carthage Public Library    July 11 4:00 PM

Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library at 4 PM on June 13, 2017 and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures, and then enjoy anime night at 4:30.

Upcoming Events

July 4, 2017

Library Closed for Independence Day

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for Independence Day. We will re-open with normal operating hours on July 5, 2017.

10 de Julio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 10 de Julio a 10:30 AM.

July 11, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 4:00 PM, and then enjoy Anime Night at 4:30 PM.

July 12, 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 or 11 AM.

July 13, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 AM.

July 13, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 AM.

July 13, 2017 2:30 PM

Craft Time with Lowe's

Staff    Kids 7-12   

Kids, Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 2:30 PM, and then at 3 PM we'll be having a special Craft Time with Lowe's event for kids ages 7-12.

July 14, 2017

Food Truck Friday Flash Mob

Staff    Teens and Adults   

We're having a special flash mob event on July 14 for food truck friday! Ask at the library for more details.

July 15, 2017 10 AM - Noon

R.E.A.D. Dog Paws For Books

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our Paws-For-Books READ Dog and handler will be here for kids to practice reading aloud on Saturday, July 15 from 10 am to noon.

July 15, 2017 1 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult SRP Event: Bird House Decorating

Staff    Adults   

As part of the Summer Reading Program for Adults, join us in the Community Room to decorate birdhouses on Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 3:30 pm. Please sign up in advance at the front Circulation desk.

17 de Julio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 17 de Julio a 10:30 AM.

July 18, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Gaming Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 4:00 PM, and then enjoy Gaming Night at 4:30 PM.

July 19, 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 or 11 AM.

July 20, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 AM.

July 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Game Day

Staff    Kids 7-12 & Families   

Kids, Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 2:30 PM, and then at 3 PM we'll be having Game Day for kids ages 7-12 and their families.

July 24, 2017 10 AM or 1 PM

Family Event: Silly Safaris

Staff    Kids   

We'll be having a Silly Safaris event on Monday, July 24 at 10 am and again at 1 pm.

July 24, 2017 10 AM or 1 PM

Family Event: Balloon Tower Building

Staff    Families   

We'll be having a special balloon tower building event for families on July 24 from 4 to 5:30 pm/

July 25, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Craft Night

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 4:00 PM, and then enjoy Craft Night at 4:30 PM.

July 26, 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 or 11 AM.

July 27, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room at 10 AM.

July 27, 2017 2:30 PM

Special Movie Event: Hugo

Staff    Kids 7-12 and Families   

Kids ages 7-12 and their families are invited to come down to the library and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures at 2:30 pm, and then enjoy the movie Hugo at 3 pm.

July 29, 2017

Last Day To Turn In Reading Logs

Staff    Everyone   

The last day to turn in reading logs for the Summer Reading Program is Saturday, July 29, 2017.=!

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.