Expanded Ebooks Access via Tumble Books!

A lot of you are familiar with our Missouri Libraries to Go ebooks through the Libby and Overdrive apps. But do you need more ebooks for kids at home? As a patron of Carthage Public Library, you have access to TumbleBook Library Deluxe, a wonderful resource with a huge amount of interactive children’s books. It can be accessed off-site using the link below.


It’s accessible outside the web browser, too. You can download the TumbleBooks App for Android or App for Apple Devices like iPhone and iPad and enjoy the library’s TumbleBooks offerings on your phone or tablet. If asked, choose Carthage Public Library in Carthage, Missouri as your library, and enter your library card number which should start with a capital P followed by five numbers (it will look something like P12345). You must have a library card to access this resource from home.

But that’s not all! Tumbleweed Press has generously decided to ALSO grant to our library access to the products listed below. Access to these products is available until August 31, 2020. Please use the special links below to access the sites; the username and password are embedded in the link itself.

TumbleMath Grades K-6 math ebook database

TeenBookCloud Grades 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud All ages audio book database

RomanceBookCloud A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd 🙂

If you run into any issues, our patrons may also log in with this specified username


and the password


We hope you enjoy the new resources! Stay safe out there.

These resources are funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.

Library Closed In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and the community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Carthage Public Library is closing beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. This includes all programs and outreach services.

The decision was difficult to make. We care deeply about being available for our community members, recognizing that the Library and its services are invaluable; however we feel that this is the responsible thing to do at this time. Closings are inevitable, and the longer we delay, the less benefit is derived. We hope that this decision and similar action being taken by other organizations will maximize the benefits of recommended social distancing.

The Library’s administrative team will continue to monitor developments and respond accordingly. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates.

The Library will be open on until 12:00pm on March 18, 2020, which is the last day patrons can check out materials or pick up holds. Holds will be maintained until the Library reopens. Patrons are asked NOT to return materials as the outside book drop will be locked. There will be no penalty, fines, or overdues during the time we are closed.

Patrons can still have access to the Library’s digital resources, which include e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, etc.  Library administration will be sharing on-line story times and resources through our Facebook page. WiFi coverage has been extended from 6am to 9pm seven days a week and can be accessed from outside the building. We will also be adjusting the network to improve coverage in the parking lot very soon.

Please know that the Library will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe for the public to use our facilities.

Thank you, Family Literacy Council

Thank you, Family Literacy Council! Your generous donation will purchase several giveaway books for our summer reading program. The Family Literacy Council knows the importance of keeping our community’s children reading throughout the year and are always supportive of local efforts. Come visit us at your Carthage Public Library to see what there is for your family. Summer programming calendars will be available mid to late April. There are programs for all ages!

Clases de citizenship del lunes el 24 febrero están canceladas

A note from instructor Pat Wakefield for those attending our citizenship classes next week:

The two citizenship classes of February 24 are cancelled. We will meet again on March 2, and we will celebrate Mario’s passing the citizenship interview that day/night.

Las dos clases de citizenship del lunes el 24 febrero están canceladas. Reunimos el 2 de marzo a la hora normal, y celebramos que Mario pasó su entrevista.

Tax Forms and Carthage VITA Information

It’s tax season again! We hope this information is helpful to our patrons:

Carthage Public Library does not have preprinted tax forms on hand this year, but you are welcome to use our computers to print tax forms from the IRS website and Missouri Department of Revenue. The standard price of 20¢ per page B&W, 50¢ color applies, and you must may for everything you print out. Printing tax forms is self-service only – library personnel cannot advise you which tax forms you need or offer any other assistance with taxes.

If you do need help with your taxes, an area organization, Carthage VITA, offers free income tax preparation assistance beginning February 7, 2020, by appointment only. Call 417-388-7609 for more information or to make an appointment. Please note that this service is not provided by the Library and VITA does not meet here for appointments as they did in previous years – you must contact them at that number directly.

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