Our courier service is changing!
Our current courier service, which ships books to and from other libraries, has ended its contract with our library consortium.
As the new courier service takes over, there will be a short period of time where books from other libraries will not be available.
Starting on March 15, 2019, any items you request (or have previously requested) from other libraries may not be sent until on or after April 1, 2019.
We apologize for the short notice and the inconvenience.
We will not be having citizenship classes today, Monday, March 11, 2019. We hope to resume next week. A note from Ms. Pat: “Lo siento mucho, pero no hay clase de ciudadanía hoy. La maestra Pat está enferma y la maestra Rhonda está en Georgia.”
Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft advocated for Missouri Libraries yesterday before the Missouri House Budget Committee. We appreciate the support!
Online streaming services and filmmakers have made some great adaptations lately. Check out where they began in our “I didn’t know that was a book!” display upstairs.
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 https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
Missouri tax forms can be found at https://dor.mo.gov/forms/
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.
In the event of inclement weather, events may be rescheduled at a later date.
On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30pm, local author Bill Putnam will join us here at Carthage Public Library to do a book signing and talk about his new book The Steadley Legacy.
Our Winter Reading Program for children and teens, ages 0-17, begins Monday, January 7, 2019. Register here, then stop by the Children’s Help Desk, or Young Adult Desk for your reading log.
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.
Carthage Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Saturday, November 24, 2018.