Children’s Reading Programs

Our Winter Reading Program for kids and teens starts today, January 14, 2020. You can sign up here in the library or from home, then stop by and pick up your packet.

Click here to sign up for Winter Reading Program 2020

We are also starting a new reading program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten just for kids ages 0 to pre K. If you have a younger child in that age range, we encourage you to sign up in-library or at home, then stop by and pick up your packet.

Click here to sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.

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