City of Carlton
City of Carlton
City of Carlton
City of Carlton

Poetry Contest

~ 2nd grade thru adult ~


Bookmark Contest

~ Pre-school thru 5th grade ~


Stop in at the Library during April to pick up the forms to enter our April Contests. 

All entries must be received by April 30.


Prizes will be awarded by age groups.


Free Family Movie Night 

March 14, 2013 at 6:30pm.


The Carlton Area Public Library will be showing a “G” or “PG” movie.  Seating is on the floor so please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. 


Friends of the Library

February is Love Your Library Month. The library uses this month as a kick-off for our yearly fundraising goal.  The library receives approximately 60% of its funding through taxes. The remainder comes from the fundraising done by the library.  It’s always a good time to support the library.





Carlton Area Public Library


PO Box 309

213 Chestnut Avenue

Carlton, MN 55718

The Carlton Area Public Library is located in downtown Carlton.

We have a wide variety of books for all ages.  It is a family friendly environment.  There are several programs offered by the library to help encourage children and adults to read and create. 

As part of the Arrowhead Library System, we are able to be involved in a video, audio and large print book rotation system.  This allows our selection of video, audio and large print books to change which allows a wider variety available to our patrons. The library is also able to order books and movies from other Arrowhead Library System libraries. 

Your library also provides a place for job seekers to go online to look for employment and to use the computers for resumes.

The library has many amenities that our users find helpful and beneficial, including:

~    Four fully equipped computer workstations with free internet access

~    Printer available for nominal charge per page

~    Large selection of printed books

~    Selection of audio books on tape and CD

~    Wide selection of VHS and DVD movies

~    Several popular magazines

~    Ability to request a specific publication either on-line at or via phone (218-384-3322) from the Arrowhead Public Library System and delivered to the Carlton Area Public Library

The library also offers a very comfortable seating are to relax in comfort and enjoy a book or magazine.  Our staff is available to assist you in finding a specific book you are looking for.  Take an opportunity to enjoy the benefits your local library provides to the Carlton area.

Please contact Jodie Johnson, Library Director