Collecting New Toys for the Police Christmas Party

The Carthage Public Library is proud to be a drop-off location for the LaVerne Williams Police Christmas Party. We have a large box in the front lobby for your donations of new toys. Every December, the Carthage Police Department gives children from less fortunate families something for Christmas by hosting the LaVerne Williams Annual Children’s Christmas Party. More information on the party and contact information can be found at

Holiday Closings at CPL

The Library will close early at 5 pm on Monday, December 3, 2018 for the Carthage Christmas Parade.

The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 20, 2018 for staff professional development.

We will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 through Wednesday, December 26, 2018 for Christmas.

We will also be closing early at 5 pm on Monday, December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

Story Time Returns in September

Programming is starting again this month! Join us next Monday (September 10) at 10 am for bilingual storytime with Ms. Janine. However, we will NOT be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri next week as we originally planned. Ms. Sherri will definitely be resuming storytime within a few weeks though, and we’ll have details soon, so stay tuned!