Tax Forms & Preparation Resources

Carthage Public Library will not be providing pre-printed tax forms or assistance this year. The following information is provided as a courtesy:

Federal Tax forms can be found at

Missouri tax forms can be found at

Patrons are welcome to use our internet computers to print tax forms at our standard black & white copy rate of .20 per page. Patrons must pay for everything they print out. It is the patron’s responsibility to find and print the forms they need. Library staff cannot answer tax-related questions or provide assistance other than help with printing.

If you need assistance with taxes, free income tax return preparation & e-file services will be available through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836. This is a free service for low to medium income taxpayers, prepared & e-filed by volunteers trained by the IRS.  Appointments are necessary. Call Zelma at 417-388-7609 to make an appointment. They will not be able to answer tax questions over the phone.

Holiday Closings at CPL

The Library will close early at 5 pm on Monday, December 3, 2018 for the Carthage Christmas Parade.

The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 20, 2018 for staff professional development.

We will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 through Wednesday, December 26, 2018 for Christmas.

We will also be closing early at 4 pm on Monday, December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

Ms. Sherri is back! And so is Wednesday Story Time

Our Children’s director Ms. Sherri is back, and so is our Wednesday Story Time! Check our calendar for a list of upcoming dates. We hope to see you there! A few details:

  • Due to the current building maintenance project, we will be having Story Time in the Children’s area rather than the Community Room
  • We’ll be skipping the crafts portion of the event for a few sessions due to space constraints
  • Some things in the Children’s area (toys, puzzles, some computers) may be closed or inaccessible while Story Time is underway

Story Time Returns in September

Programming is starting again this month! Join us next Monday (September 10) at 10 am for bilingual storytime with Ms. Janine. However, we will NOT be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri next week as we originally planned. Ms. Sherri will definitely be resuming storytime within a few weeks though, and we’ll have details soon, so stay tuned!