Welcome to Carthage Public Library in Carthage, Missouri. What's new?

Inclement Weather Policy
In cases of inclement weather, the library will be closed when the Carthage Public Schools are forced to close. If we are closed, no overdue fines will be accrued that day. After the first day, we will evaluate the road conditions and will reopen as soon as possible, even if schools remain closed.

Library Holiday Hours and Closures
Carthage Public Library will have the following schedule changes and closures during the holidays:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Library closed for Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Library closed for Christmas
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Library closes early at 5 PM for New Year's Eve
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Library closed for New Year's Day

Youth Programming Returns In January
Story times will be coming back starting in January. More details coming soon!

"Paws For Books" R.E.A.D. Dogs January Schedule
Our "Paws For Books" R.E.A.D. dogs will be visiting the Children's Area twice in January:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Emmit & Truman with Sarah Saladin
Saturday, January 17, 2015 10 AM 'till Noon - Holly with Peggy Potter

December is Half-Price Books Month
We've got quite a few books on our sale shelves right now, and more on the way, so December is half price book month! Paperbacks and magazines are 25¢, everything else is 50¢.

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks Available
Carthage Public Library offers downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks. No sign-up is required to use the Ebooks site. All CPL patrons with an active card in good standing automatically have an account through our Ebooks system. Head to the Missouri Libraries 2 Go page at molib2go.org and sign in with your Carthage Public Library card number. Instructions on how to check Ebooks out on your particular device are available on the Ebooks checkout website. If you have any questions, give us a call at 417-237-7040, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.