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.

Learning Express Library

Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills or to further their education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. Please note: to access from home, you must first sign up using our library computers. Once you create your account here, you can then access it anywhere you have an internet connection..

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    June 13, 2016 10 AM

Hora de cuentos, lunes 06/13/2016 a 10 AM. Bilingual storytime returns on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10 AM.

Storytime Is Back!

Community Room    Wednesdays and Thursdays

To make sure everyone can attend, we'll be having extra storytime sessions through the summer. See the timeline below for details!

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Carthage Public Library    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4 PM

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.

Thank You

Carthage Public Library    May 27, 2016

Thank you to our patrons and the Community Foundation of Carthage for generously helping us reach our goal of purchasing a security system for our library.

Upcoming Events

June 11, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS with Virginia and Callie (Updated)

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. Virginia and Callie will be visiting us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10 AM 'till noon.

June 13, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 06/13/2016 a 10 AM. Bilingual storytime returns on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10 AM.

June 14, 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.

June 15, 2016 10 AM & 2 PM

Wednesday Storytimes

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10 AM and a second duplicate session at 2 PM. Also, since we know the room can be crowded, we're having an extra storytime on Thursday to make sure everyone can participate!

June 16, 2016 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10 AM. We know the room can be crowded on Wednesdays, so we're having duplicate storytime on Thursdays to make sure everyone can participate!

June 16, 2016 2-3 PM

Game 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!

June 18, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS with Peggy and Crystal

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 Crystal will be visiting us on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10 AM 'till noon.

June 20, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 06/20/2016 a 10 AM. Join us for Bilingual storytime on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10 AM.

June 20, 2016 2-4 PM

Field Day

Staff    Grades 3 & Up   

We are going to have an obstacle course set up on the lawn of the Library. Come see how well you are able to maneuver it! Event is weather permitting, of course.

June 22, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime - Morning Session!

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10 AM.

June 22, 2016 1 PM

Adult SRP Event: Tai Chi Demonstration

Staff    Adults   

As part of the Summer Reading Program for adults, we will be having a Tai Chi demonstration on June 22, 2016 in the Community Room at 1 PM.

June 22, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime - Afternoon Session!

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 3 PM. This is an extra session, identical to our regular 10 AM storytime.

June 23, 2016 10 AM

Smile Olympics

Staff    Kids   

Instead of our regular duplicate storytime, we'll be having a special event: Smile Olympics! Becoming an Olympian takes lots of planning and training. The Smile Olympics makes it high energy fun. Explore the flags of the world, what the Olympic rings mean, and get ready to become a healthy athlete. Set to music of the world, players participate in games to emphasize healthy habits in eating and exercise. Take the Smile Olympics pledge, experience a torch relay and build teamwork with fellow library athletes. This interactive program will allow everyone to become an Olympian of smiles.

June 23, 2016 2 PM

Teen Game Show

Staff    Teens   

Join host Denny Ray Burn for fun, games & prizes. Game shows were at the start of television and have never gone away. Join the "live studio audience" for all the excitement of knowledge, skill and chance. Make a match, hit the buzzer, have a lucky guess or choice the right deal to go home with great memories and prizes.

June 24, 2016 5 PM

Library Closes At 5 PM

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will close early at 5 PM on Friday, June 24, 2016 for a private after-hours function.

June 27, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Niños   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 06/27/2016 a 10 AM. Join us for Bilingual storytime on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 AM.

June 28, 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.

June 29, 2016 10 AM & 2 PM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10 AM with another duplicate session at 2 PM.

June 30, 2016 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Thursday, June 30, 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!

June 30, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

Teen Summer Reading Program Event: Mendhi

Staff    Teens   

Teen SRP Event! Come try your hand at Mehndi. It is a herbal paste that you draw on your skin with and it creates a natural, safe temporary tattoo. Give your inner artist a chance to let the world see your abilities (for 4-ish days.)

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 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.

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.