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

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 to 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.

Teens and Tweens, Learn How to Pot a Plant!

Carthage Public Library    June 6, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens are invited to come down to the library at 4 PM on June 6, 2017 and enjoy a snack provided by Bright Futures, and then learn how to pot a plant at 4:30!

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   

Help us kick off the Summer Reading Program with a Magic Show Event on Thursday, June 1st at 10 AM or 3 PM for this live event in the Library Garden!

5 de Junio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 5 de Junio a 10:30 AM.

June 6, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Learn How to Pot a Plant

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 learn how to pot a plant at 4:30!

June 7, 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 8, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 8, 2017 2:30 PM

Craft Time

Staff    Ages 7-12   

Join us for Craft Time on June 8, 2017. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us at 2:30 for a snack provided by Bright Futures, and then create crafts at 3 PM.

June 10, 2017 10 AM

PAWS For Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

A PAWS For Reading dog will be here on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to noon.

June 10, 2017 Noon - 2 PM

Family Event: Card Making For Military

Staff    Families   

Join us on June 10, 2017 from noon to 2 PM and help make cards for the miliary.

12 de Junio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 12 de Junio a 10:30 AM.

June 13, 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.

June 14 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 15 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 15, 2017 2:30 PM

Craft Time

Staff    Ages 7-12   

Join us for Craft Time on June 15, 2017. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us at 2:30 for a snack provided by Bright Futures, and then create crafts at 3 PM.

June 17, 2017 10 AM

PAWS For Reading

Staff    Younger Kids   

A PAWS For Reading dog will be here on Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to noon.

19 de Junio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 19 de Junio a 10:30 AM.

June 19, 2017 6 PM

Adult SRP Movie Event: Under the Tuscan Sun

Staff    Adults   

Join us on Monday, June 19 at 6 PM in the Community Room to watch Under the Tuscan Sun.

June 20, 2017 4 PM

Teens and Tweens and Adults Storm Spotter 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. We'll then have a special Storm Spotters class for adults, teens, and tweens at 4:30 PM.

June 21, 2017 10 or 11 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 22, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 22, 2017 2:30 PM

The LEGO Movie

Staff    Ages 7-12   

Join us for a special movie event on June 22, 2017. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us at 2:30 for a snack provided by Bright Futures, and then watch The LEGO Movie at 3 PM.

June 24, 2017 2 PM

Adult SRP Movie Event: Under the Tuscan Sun

Staff    Adults   

Join us on Saturday, June 24 at 2 PM in the Community Room for our second showing of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun.

26 de Junio 10:30 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos, 26 de Junio a 10:30 AM.

June 27, 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.

June 28, 2017 10 AM

Storytime

Staff    Kids 0-7   

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

June 28, 2017

Special Event: BOOM

Staff    Kids 7-12   

Join us for a special event for kids 7-12: BOOM.

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.

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.