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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
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Tues     5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thurs   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Heritage Room is currently closed due to Covid-19.  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.

Our Month of Raffles fundraiser has begun. We are doing our drawings live on FB everyday through the month of September between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. We will also keep a list of all winners here for you all. Sept 1st -- Ticket 38 -- Bill ElliottSept 2nd -- Ticket 63 -- Carol ConiskiSept
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We have reopened. Please review the flyer for our reopening procedures and policies! See you all soon!

This year we bring you all a new fundraiser - MONTH OF RAFFLES!! Every day during the month of September we will have a live Facebook drawing for a raffle with a value of at least $80. At the end of the month there will be 3 GRAND RAFFLES. Ticket prices are $5 each
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We have appreciated all book donations but we are running out of room. Until further notice we will not be able to accept any more donations. We are sorry for any inconvenience.