Tax preparation help available at the library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

The library is pleased to announce that tax preparation assistance will be available again this year at the library.

Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program will be in the McAmis Community Room (main level) at the library from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday, February 3, through April 14. They will assist taxpayers by filling out and filing simple tax returns. They will be filing both federal and state forms, including the Missouri PTC forms.

As last year, income tax documents will be collected in your first visit and your completed tax return given to you, at an appointed time, during a second visit either one or two weeks after your first visit.

NOTE:  No tax documents will be accepted after Thursday March 31 to enable completion by tax filing date.

For those only needing Property Tax Credit or Rent Credit claim, this year you will only need to make one visit and your claim form will be prepared while you wait.

If you come later in the afternoon, your wait will probably be shorter.

All tax filing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be taken. Please be sure to bring all tax-related paperwork that you have received, including W-2 and 1099 forms for work performed, receipts for rent paid, and proof of Social Security income.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, we will NOT be allowing lines to form inside the library lobby prior to 12:30 p.m. In the past, this has created a barrier to library users trying to access library services; today, it is not a smart practice given the spread of COVID.

The library is not trained to give tax advice; instead, we rely on this great group of volunteers who have the training and experience to make sure that your tax filing is done correctly and thoroughly.

Introducing LIBBY — a new way to manage your electronic items

For our e-book readers…there’s a new and improved way to browse, check out, and read e-books through MoLib2Go. Libby is a more user-friendly app that has just been made available to the general public. We at the library have been testing the app in its beta stages for weeks; we really enjoy using it, and hope that you will too!

Libby is available in the app stores for Apple, Google and Microsoft. Try it for yourself, and let us know if we can help you with setup or any questions you might have.

Free access to digital storybooks added!

Thousands of children across Missouri are enjoying access to Tumble Books, and now you can too!

With your library card number, you can log into Tumble Books from home and read early literacy favorites that are narrated for your child’s enjoyment.

If you don’t have your library card number, visit the circulation desk at the library, and we can get you set up!

Click on this link — http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=dTSrLsHCpeCIG0zj5ohdVQ%3d%3d — below to start enjoying Tumble Books in your home!