The Carter Memorial Library in Omro received its name from the memorial fund set up by the Grace Carter estate in 1966. The current facility located on 405 East Huron Street (South of Scott Park) was built in 1986. The Library is open 42 hours a week and offers youth reading programs throughout the year in the Alder public meeting room. The service area includes the City of Omro, six surrounding townships in the Omro School Distric, the Omro Care Center, Omro Community Center, and Fox View Housing apartments.
The mission of the Carter Memorial Library is:
- To provide services to the members of the Community, the present users and the potential users of the Library.
- To fulfill their educational, informational, and recreational needs with a wide range of media on all subjects likely to be of concern or interest to the members of the community.
- To support and sustain formal and informal education from preschool through graduate school.
- And to maintain and support the democratic principals of our American heritage.
The Library is a member of the Winnefox Library System. In 1999 the Library became a member of the Winnefox Automated Library Service (WALS) group. This shared automated system enables the Library to deliver fast and complete service to its patrons.