New Policy for Children May 1st

New Policy in Place May 1st, 2019 For the safety of our younger patrons, unattended children between ages 10 -18 must sign in and out at the circulation desk with their name and phone number. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under age 18 must have a signed permission form brought in by their parent or guardian in person to use a computer, and children must show their own library card at the desk in order to use a computer. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our children safe.

New Non-Fiction! Just In!

We received a shipment of New Non-Fiction books, many bestsellers, plus test prep including SAT and ASVAB, and lots of the latest cookbooks!  Come, browse & checkout!  More are coming!

Carthage Free Library Memory Cafe

A memory cafe is a place where people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and their caregivers can meet. We will meet every fourth Friday of the month and provide socialization with others in the same situations, refreshments and an activity.  April 26 from 10:30 am till noon we will have special guests entertainig with a chorus of ukuleles!  Join us!


Babes in the 'Brary

Babes in the 'Brary is a special time for parents and little ones from birth to 2 years.  We'll listen to some simple stories and have special toys for the little ones.  Join us Wednesday morning November 14th  from 10:00 to 11:00.

Teen Group is Back!

Our teen group meets the first and third Thursday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This November 18th, it's "The Silent Library Amazing Race"- bring our friends and meet new friends! We'll be serving something good to eat!

Story Time Returns!

Story Time is back!  Join Miss Tina Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 for stories, snacks, simple crafts and lots of fun. For pre-school through elementary age children and caregivers. Younger siblings are welcome!

Carthage Central Backpack program for kids

We are an official drop off point for the Carthage Central Backpack program. The program supplies food for children when they are not getting lunches in school, such as Saturdays and holidays.  Drop off donations of peanut butter, jelly (plastic bottles), breakfast bars, mac & cheese, in the box by the front desk. Check out the list of most needed items - thanks for your support!


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