Thursday, January 22, 2009

Volunteer Tax Preparation Assistance

The Springfield Town Library is pleased to announce that we will be offering assistance with tax form preparation again this year. In cooperation with the AARP ( we will have trained volunteers to help with preparing federal and Vermont state personal income tax forms, as well as Vermont state property tax and renter rebate forms.

Assistance will be by appointment only. Appointments will be on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm from Feb. 11 to April 8. Later times will be also be available February 18 and April 1 (up to 6:00 pm). To schedule an appointment, please call or stop in at the Springfield Town Library (885-3108). Appointments are limited, so please call early.

When you come for your appointment, please bring the following (as applicable):

* Current year's tax forms and preparation booklet.
* Copy of last year's tax return.
* W-2 forms from each employer.
* Unemployment compensation statements.
* SSA-1099 form if you received Social Security.
* All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc.) showing interest, dividends, and/or capital gains
* All documentation showing original purchase prices of sold assets.
* 1099-MISC for any miscellaneous income.
* All 1099-R forms showing pension, annuity, or IRA income.
* All forms indicating federal income tax paid.
* Dependent care provider information (name of provider, employer ID or Social Security Number).
* All receipts and cancelled checks if itemizing deductions.
* Social Security cards or other official documentation for you, your spouse and all dependents.
* Information of the amount of last year's Stimulus payment.
* Landlord Certificate or Property tax bill.
* Phone bill.
* Any other relevant documents.

Please be on time for your appointment. If you find you can't make your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible, so that the time may be made available to someone else.

Note: Our staff members will be happy to assist you in finding needed forms—however, if you need assistance with their preparation, you will need to schedule an appointment with a volunteer, as our staff is not trained to provide such advice.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Learn to Knit Saturday February 7 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us for this cabin fever busting afternoon! Trudy Battiest of Baker Fabrics here in Springfield will be our instructor. You will need size 7 knitting needles (the library has some to loan, just let us know when you register) and worsted weight yarn which the library will provide.

The class size is limited to 12 and you may register at any time, just call or drop by the library. Warm drinks and snacks will be provided.

If you're not a beginner but would like to be in the company of other knitters on a Saturday afternoon, just drop on by - no need to register. 802-885-3108

Adult Book Discussion Wednesday February 11th @ 7 pm

The title for our February book discussion is The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction. (from back cover)

Copies of the book are available at the library. The March 11th title will be Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende.

Friday, January 09, 2009

New Magazines!

The library has many new magazines available for check out.

ATV magazine
Cosmo Girl (teen)
Entertainment Weekly
Fast Money
Guide Posts (Large Print)
Home Education
The Writer
Outdoor Kidsclub (children's)
Discovery Girls (children's)

Most of the magazines can be found in the Flinn Room. Teen magazines are located in the Young Adult section of the library upstairs on the second floor and children's magazines are located in the Children's section of the library.

All magazines except the latest issue may be checked out for three weeks. Save money on subscriptions and save trips to the recycling center - check out magazines at the library!