Carthage Public Library Story Time with Asha and Jessicca

Carthage Public Library Story Time with Asha and Jessicca

As part of the Summer Reading Program, join us for these story time sessions with special visitors Asha (therapy dog) and her handler Jessicca. Story times will be at 9:30 am and 11 am on Monday June 14 and 11 am on Tuesday June 15.

Asha is a Therapy Dog and Jessica is her Handler/Trainer. Come learn about what they do!

We ask that you be sure to reserve seating for each and every person in your family that will be attending. Thank you, and we’ll see you soon! You can pre-register online here:

Location: Carthage Public Library


Dickerson Park Zoo Event Sign Up


As part of our 2021 Summer Reading Program, join us for a special Dickerson Park Zoo Program here at Carthage Public Library! The Zoo is coming to us! Session 1 is at 10 am and Session 2 at 1 pm. Attendance is limited and preregistration required – sign up with the following link

News Release 05-19-2021


Date: May 19, 2021
CONTACT: Julie Yockey, Director
Carthage Public Library, 417-237-7040

Carthage Public Library removes mask requirement with social distancing modifications.

The Carthage Public Library is eager to share the news with our community that 95 % of our staff members have received the COVID-19 vaccine and we welcome you into the library without a mask. We firmly ask that you do not visit the library if you are sick, had a fever or have traveled in the past two weeks. You may be asked to wear a mask if you are needing one-on-one assistance from staff. All visitors to the new Steadley Family Legacy Center must wear a mask.

The time limitation has been lifted. Capacity limits have been eased and all participants in programs this summer must pre-register on the library website. To continue to insure the health and safety of our staff and patrons, social distancing measures remain in place. We are so eager to get everyone back inside the library, and feel confident that our wonderful patrons will help keep us all healthy by following the new guidelines. Strict disinfecting procedures are in place throughout the day and after the library closes. It has been a long and trying year for everyone, but one thing everyone can count on is that their hometown library is here to meet the needs of all people. Get out and get your library card, you don’t want to miss some of the exciting programs this summer.

Thank you for your patience.
Julie Yockey, Director

Summer Reading Program: Tales and Tails

Tales and Tails: Come See What’s Swishing and Swaying at Your Carthage Public Library!

Summer reading is here again! Did you know, this is one of the best ways to maintain or raise your children’s reading levels when they are out of school for the summer? It is called “reducing the summer slide”, and is a proven fact. Getting your kids involved in the local summer reading challenge is a fun way to keep their brains working. Your local library is having several great programs, both in the Library and online with Beanstack at A Beanstack app is also available for Apple and Android devices. Check out the interactive events calendar and stop by for more information.