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.
It’s got a foundation and they’ve just begun framing the walls! Our new educational and Makerspace building is coming along quickly and we are so excited for our community. Stop by to see our progress.
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.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library will be opening late at 1 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020.
Thank you to all of the wonderful applicants. The two open positions here at the Library have now been filled. Although we no longer have openings at present, we do accept applications at all times, and applications stay on file for six months.
It’s an exciting day at the library! Our hardworking construction crew is finally pouring the foundation for our new educational building. Never miss our updates and exciting opportunities by checking back regularly or by following us on Facebook!
Your Carthage Public Library is a toy drop off location for the police department children’s party. We’d love to fill this box before December 12th!
Carthage Library Expansion KOAM interview on October 15, 2019.
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.
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!