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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Carthage Public Library #GiveOzarks Day Security System Event

"Extraordinary Libraries Create Extraordinary Communities"

Carthage Public Library is in need of a security system. With as little as a $5 tax-deductible donation you can contribute to our "Capacity Fund" to help us be proactive in maintaining a safe environment for our building, patrons, materials, documents, and technology. Donate online on the Give Ozarks website, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 and give us an opportunity to receive incentives and rewards provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. To donate today, stop by the Library or mail your donation to 612 S Garrison, Carthage, MO 64836. We thank you for considering this urgent need of the Library, and please contact us with any questions or concerns.
http://www.giveozarks.org/2016/carthage-public-library

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.

Not just a bunch of Rod Stewart and Richard Marx anymore!

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, 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

Give Ozarks Day

Carthage Public Library    Tuesday May 3 Midnight to Midnight

Carthage Public Library is in need of a security system. With as little as a $5 tax-deductible donation you can contribute to our "Capacity Fund" to help us be proactive in maintaining a safe environment for our building, patrons, materials, documents, and technology. Donate online on the Give Ozarks website, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 and give us an opportunity to receive incentives and rewards provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. To donate today, stop by the Library or mail your donation to 612 S Garrison, Carthage, MO 64836. We thank you for considering this urgent need of the Library, and please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Library Opens At Noon Friday May 6, 2016

Community Room    Friday May 6 At Noon

Carthage Public Library will open at noon on Friday, May 6, 2016 due to scheduled building maintenance.

New Music? New To You Music!

Carthage Public Library    Ongoing

Head upstairs and check out our expanded music CD collection, or browse the collection online. We've got the newest arrivals on display, and lots of back-catalog classics in the regular shelves. You're sure to find something you'll like.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! NOW HIRING!

Carthage Public Library    Apply by April 29, 2016

The Carthage Public Library is seeking a part time employee to work two evenings and Saturdays in the Children's Department. Please stop by the Library to fill out an application. Deadline is April 29th.

Upcoming Events

April 2, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS for Reading with Virginia

Staff    Kids   

PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in the library where they can feel comfortable, confident, and have fun. After all, a dog never corrects you or makes you feel awkward if you stumble! Virginia and her dog will be visiting Carthage Public Library on April 2, 2016 from 10 AM to noon.

April 4, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Janine in the Community room.

April 6, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language Storytime for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room. Please join us every week for books, music, and activities!

April 11, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Janine in the Community room.

April 12, 2016 4:30 PM

Teens & Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens & Tweens   

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 4:30 in the Community Room we'll be having our monthly Teen Anime Night! Teens and pre-teens are watching shows, having snacks, and talking about current Anime!

April 13, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language Storytime for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room. Please join us every week for books, music, and activities!

April 16, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS for Reading with Peggy

Staff    Kids   

PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in the library where they can feel comfortable, confident, and have fun. After all, a dog never corrects you or makes you feel awkward if you stumble! Peggy and her dog will be visiting Carthage Public Library on April 16, 2016 from 10 AM to noon.

April 18, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Janine in the Community room.

April 20, 2016 10 AM

Discovery Day

Staff    Younger Kids   

Instead of our regular Storytime, we will host an hour of Discovery. Children ages 1-5 are invited to participate in activities promoting independent discovery. Parent or Caregiver attendance is required.

April 25, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Janine in the Community room.

April 27, 2016 10 AM

Last Wednesday Storytime Until Summer

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Story Time (infants through five years) on Wednesdays at 10 AM. Please note this is the last storytime until summer begins!

April 27, 2016 1 PM

Carthage Public Library Book Club

Staff    Adults   

Interested in joining a book club? Come visit us in the Community Room on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss new releases and old favorites. For more information, contact patron Carolyn Wyatt at 417-358-3344.

May 3, 2016

Carthage Public Library #GiveOzarks Day Security System Event

Staff    Adults   

Carthage Public Library is in need of a security system. With as little as a $5 tax-deductible donation you can contribute to our "Capacity Fund" to help us be proactive in maintaining a safe environment for our building, patrons, materials, documents, and technology. Donate online on the Give Ozarks website, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 and give us an opportunity to receive incentives and rewards provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. To donate today, stop by the Library or mail your donation to 612 S Garrison, Carthage, MO 64836. We thank you for considering this urgent need of the Library, and please contact us with any questions or concerns. http://www.giveozarks.org/2016/carthage-public-library

May 6, 2016 Noon

Library Opens At Noon Friday May 6, 2016

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will open at noon on Friday, May 6, 2016 due to scheduled building maintenance.

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.