Caruthersville Public Library contains over 25,000 books, along with numerous magazines, videos, computers for public use, two conference rooms – one with a large-screen smart television – and the Baxter Southern Auditorium, which is a 104-seat theater/auditorium with projection screen and internet capability for conferences and events. The library also contains a children’s room with books on a variety of reading levels, from board books and easy reading to juvenile fiction and non-fiction, and a genealogy room houses hundreds of volumes for various states, along with a microfilm reader and a designated computer.
Library cards are available free of charge for all citizens living within the city limits of Caruthersville. Those who live outside of the city limits of Caruthersville (but have a Caruthersville address) may receive a card for $10.00 per family per year; other non-residents can pay $20.00 a year for the entire family to use.
Available for .25 each; To fax a document, the charge is $1.00 a page and receiving a fax is .25 a page. Scanning is available for $1.00 a page as is notary service for $2.00.
May be reserved by calling the library or checking with the circulation desk during open hours.
We are honored to accept your donations in honor of or in memory of a friend or loved one. Our circulation desk is happy to help you with the details and we will send a card to the family and also list your contribution in the newspaper.
We are always happy to accept your old or read books and magazines in good condition. This enables you to find a good home for materials you are wanting to get rid of and help us to share items like magazines that we may not have with other patrons. If the books can fill a need in the collection, they may be added to the shelves; otherwise they will be placed on the “For Sale” cart. Thank you in advance!
Books and materials discarded from the library are for sale twice a year during the Library’s HUGE Book Sale, held in January and July.
The Pemiscot County Historical Society
The Historical Society is housed in our building and is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. You may e-mail them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Library
We always welcome new members and new ideas. Check at the circulation desk for information.
We hope you will visit Caruthersville Public Library and it is our goal to make it an enjoyable stay for you and your family. We are always striving to improve, so feel free to share your suggestions and ideas to make YOUR library better serve your needs.
NEW!!! Caruthersville Public Library has announced that through a grant from the State of MO, we have received over 150 new adult non-fiction books on a variety of subjects, ranging from nutrition and healthy eating to parenting and spiritual development to social concerns. Often, information on these subjects is outdated in libraries, since research and culture changes so quickly, so having these new modern and updated volumes will allow patrons to read more fully developed information than they might find by searching on the internet alone. This project was funded through an IMLS-LSTA grant, enabling the patrons of Caruthersville Public Library to benefit from the grant with a freshly updated adult non-fiction section.
From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Available Free for our Patrons at Caruthersville Public Library. Best of all, kids love it!
BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. You can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more. This is provided free for our library patrons from a generous donation by the Pemiscot Initiative Network (PIN) of Caruthersville and Pemiscot County.
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