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About Us

A part of the twin villages since 1915

The Carthage Free Library was founded largely through the efforts of the Carthage Federation of Women’s Clubs, particularly Mrs. Ruth Strickland Allen and Mrs. Nettie Hewitt.  In September 1910, 36 citizens of Carthage and West Carthage voted to establish a public library for “free use of inhabitants” of the villages.

Today we are a member of the North Country Library System, serving 65 libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties.


  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
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  • Saturday


Tues     5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

If you are looking for some help with research you may go to the Heritage Room page on our website and complete the request form.  We will assist you with the research as time allows and be in touch via email or phone.

Reading with Rhea and Friends is back beginning 10/29/20! Rhea will still be doing virtual reading while Bailey will be at the library. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Have you wondered about how you could help support your local library? Have you been looking for a way to volunteer in your community? If so, we have a great opportunity for you. You can join The Friends of the Library for free this year!! This is good until the end of August 2021.
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Story time starts up again on Wednesday, Oct 7th from 10:00 to 10:30 AM!! Ages 0 - 4 are welcome!