Carthage Public Library is excited to announce it soon will break ground on a new 2,100-square-foot, one-of-a-kind facility. This building will be situated in the library gardens with easy access to the library proper. The addition is made possible by the K.D. and M.L. Steadley Trust.
The building will be used to enhance and broaden already popular children’s and adult programming. The theme for the new facility is “Space to Learn, Grow and Share,” and will feature “Makerspaces,” creative DIY spaces where people from the community can gather to create, invent, and learn. Through both group and individual instruction, patrons will have access to a 3-D laser printer, 3-D printer, woodworking and mechanic tools available for check-out, arts and crafts, sewing machines, STEM resources for children and teens, and classes on topics such as digitization, cooking, and health and wellness.
“[W]e have pushed our library to the forefront of our community and she has quickly become the jewel of Carthage,” said director Julie Yockey. “Our dream [of expanded storage space] has grown into a multipurpose/educational building for the patrons of the Carthage Public Library, for users of all ages, ethnic, cultural and financial backgrounds.”
For more information, see the article featured in the October 10, 2019 Joplin Globe here.
Story times are back next week!
Our next bilingual English-Spanish Story Time with Ms. Janine is back on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10 am.
Our next Wednesday Story Time with Ms. Sherri is back on September 25th, 2019 at 10 am.
After these two sessions, our next story times will be in October. Stay tuned for details!
Carthage Public Library will have limited hours on Thursday, September 12, 2019. We will only be open from 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. that day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Listen to your favorite books when you’re on the go! Carthage Public Library is part of Overdrive, which means your library card gives you access to thousands of e-books and digital audio books, available anytime and anywhere on your mobile device with the Libby by Overdrive app. Whether you’re driving to work or going for a run on the beach, you can find something great to listen to for free!
The story doesn’t always end on the last page of a book! Come check out our special display featuring books with sequels and series. Find a new favorite or finish a story you didn’t realize had more tell!
Our Summer Reading Program was a huge success, and we offer special thanks to everyone who participated!
We will be taking a programming breaking during the month of August. English and bi lingual story times will resume in mid-September. Stay tuned for further updates!
Carthage Public Library is officially a Jasper County Cooling Station. Come in and cool off as you browse all the wonderful items and services that we have to offer!
Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft advocated for Missouri Libraries yesterday before the Missouri House Budget Committee. We appreciate the support!
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.