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!
Carthage Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for scheduled maintenance.
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.
Along with our building, our website is also undergoing renovation! Everything from the old site should be back very soon, slightly rearranged. In the meantime, contact us at 417-237-7040 if you have any questions.