Welcome to Carthage Public Library in Carthage, Missouri. What's new?

Animal Tales Presentation

Thanks For Supporting Our Summer Reading Program
Thanks for making our 2014 Summer Reading Program a success! We would like feedback on our program to make it even better next year. We've produced two survey forms for feedback - one for teens, and one for parents and other caregivers. Your comments are appreciated! Feedback forms are available in the library, or you can print the forms off below yourself and drop them off when you visit. Or you can fill out a response online!

Summer Reading Program Survey For Parents & Other Caregivers - Printable PDF
Summer Reading Program Survey For Teens - Printable PDF

Summer Reading Program Survey For Parents & Other Caregivers - Online Form
Summer Reading Program Survey For Teens - Online Form

August New Materials
We've got new arrivals! New adult fiction, large print, and non-fiction books for the month of August (PDF format, opens in new browser window).

Wednesday Morning Story Times Are On Hold
We'll be taking a short break from most children's programming until September. Wednesday morning story times are currently on hold and are tentatively scheduled to return on September 10. Stay tuned!

Maintenance Man Larry Goes Fishing

Fishing Poles & Tackle Boxes Now Available For Checkout!
In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Carthage Public Library is a now a "Discover Nature: Fishing Rod and Reel Loaner Program" location. The Rod and Reel Loaner Program provides an opportunity for youth, novice anglers, or anyone who does not own a rod and reel to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. This equipment is available to the public to borrow and is as simple as checking out a book. All you need is a valid Carthage Public Library card in good standing. We also have plenty of books and DVDs on hand to improve your fishing skills and find the best fishing spots in Missouri. Come see our display at the front desk to find out more.

Turn In Reading Program Logs For Kids & Teens By August 12
All kids and teens participating in the summer reading program must turn in their logs by August 12 to be in the prize drawings.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks Now Available!
Carthage Public Library offers downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks. No sign-up is required to use the Ebooks site. All CPL patrons with an active card in good standing automatically have an account through our Ebooks system. Head to the Missouri Libraries 2 Go page at molib2go.org and sign in with your Carthage Public Library card number. Instructions on how to check Ebooks out on your particular device are available on the Ebooks checkout website.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 417-237-7040, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.