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.

Heritage Quest

Featured Resource: Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Please note: to access from home, you must click the link to Heritage Quest from our website and enter your library card number when prompted. If you are on-site at the library using the library's public computers or WiFi, you may be automatically be recognized with no card number necessary.

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

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Carthage Public Library    July 25, 2016 10 AM

Hora de cuentos, lunes 07/25/2016 a 10 AM. Bilingual storytime returns on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 AM.

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Carthage Public Library    July 26, 2016 4 PM

On Tuesday, July 26 from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that. This will be the last teen anime night until September.

Animal Tales at Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall    July 20, 2016 2 PM

Join us for Animal Tales at Carthage Memorial Hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2 PM. The animals are coming back! Come to Memorial Hall to see and hear about some real, live, exotic animals. This show is for all ages.

July 30: Last Day To Turn In Your Reading Logs

Carthage Public Library    July 30, 2016

All Summer Reading Program logs must be turned in by the end of the day on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Upcoming Events

July 6, 2016 10 AM & 2 PM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10 AM with another duplicate session at 2 PM.

July 7, 2016 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10 AM. Since we know the room can be crowded on Wednesdays, we're having a duplicate repeat storytime Thursday morning to make sure everyone can participate!

July 7, 2016

Scavenger Hunt

Staff    Kids and Teens Grades 3 and Up   

Kids and teens grades 3 and up are invited to join us on July 7, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM for a Scavenger Hunt! Show your skills on where to locate things in and around the library. We will have separate scavenger hunts for our Children and Teens, so go to the department that bests fits your needs.

July 9, 2016 1 PM

Adult Summer Reading Program Movie: The Gabby Douglas Story

Staff    Adults   

Join us on Saturday, July 9, 2016 for an Adult Summer Reading Program movie event. "The Gabby Douglas Story" will be playing in the Community Room at 1 PM.

July 11, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 07/11/2016 a 10 AM. Join us for Bilingual storytime on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10 AM.

July 12, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

July 13, 2016 10 AM & 2 PM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10 AM with another duplicate session at 2 PM.

July 14, 2016 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10 AM. Since we know the room can be crowded on Wednesdays, we're having a duplicate repeat storytime Thursday morning to make sure everyone can participate!

July 14, 2016 2 PM

Summer Reading Program Movie: Thunderstruck

Staff    Kids, Teens, and Families   

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2 PM, we're having a movie event for children, teens, and families. Thunder Struck, starring Kevin Durant, will be showing on the big screen at Carthage Public Library. Join us for popcorn and a show!

July 16, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS with Peggy

Staff    Younger Kids   

PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to practice reading aloud to a therapy dog in the library and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble. Peggy and her dog will be visiting us on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10 AM 'till noon.

July 16, 2016 2-3 PM

Puzzles and Games Day

Staff    Kids and Teens   

Come and meet friends to play board games and video games, and solve puzzles. It's nice and cool in the Library!

July 18, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 07/18/2016 a 10 AM. Join us for Bilingual storytime on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10 AM.

July 20, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Everyone   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10 AM.

July 20, 2016 2 PM

Animal Tales at Memorial Hall

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Animal Tales at Carthage Memorial Hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2 PM. The animals are coming back! Come to Memorial Hall to see and hear about some real, live, exotic animals. This show is for all ages.

July 25, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 07/25/2016 a 10 AM. Join us for Bilingual storytime on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 AM.

July 26, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

July 30, 2016

Last Day To Turn In Reading Logs

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

All Summer Reading Program logs must be turned in by the end of the day on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

August 1, 2016

No Programming in August

Staff    Everyone   

We will be taking a break from all programming in August. Programming for kids, teens, and adults will resume in September.

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.