Heyworth Public Library District

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News From the Library

It is tax time, and the Heyworth Public Library has the basic tax forms and instructions booklets freely available until supplies run out. If you need other tax forms, we are happy to look them up on the IRS or IL state government websites for you. We can print them for the fee of .15 cents per page.

Some important facts to remember this filing season:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To locate the nearest VITA or TCE site near you, use the VITA Locator Tool at http://go.usa.gov/kyrz or call 800-906-9887.

Senior citizen assistance will be at the library on Wednesday, February 28 and March 28 from 10:00 am-Noon to assist people over the age of 60 and the disabled with Information and Assistance in filing for local, state, and federal programs. Senior Citizen Assistance is available from Community Care Systems, Inc., Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County. Their main office is in Bloomington, IL and can be reached by calling 309-661-6400 or 1-888-322-5712. Walk-ins accepted at the library, no appointments necessary.

Our Fifth Annual Blind Date with a Book continues through the month of February. We have selected books that have become movies, some classic, comedies, and quirky. You decide which is better the book or the movie. So come in and choose a wrapped book as your “blind date”, give it a read, then fill out the “Rate Your Date” bookmark and return it with the book. We are not arranging marriages, and not a dime has to be spent! Just try a “blind date” – you never know which new favorite author or genre you might fall in love with.  The “Rate Your Date” bookmarks will go into a drawing. Four winners will be drawn for a mini-movie night prize: Free DVD rental, microwave butter popcorn, and movie candy.

We are so much larger than our walls.

Upcoming Programs:

Feb. 16           After School Movies, 3:20 p.m. Every Friday the library is open. Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please.

Feb. 15           No Family Story Time – FST will resume on Feb. 22!

Feb. 21           Little Bricks & Big Ideas, 3rd Tues of each Month at 3:30 pm.  Lego building, afterschool snack, and games.  Sign up at the library. K – 8th grade.

Feb. 22           After School Book Club, 3rd Thursday of each Month at 3:30 pm. This book club is for 3rd – 5th graders. The book for February is Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen.

Feb. 22           Family Story Time, 6:15 pm – 7 pm, this program is geared for pre-school through first grade; however, the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun. Come explore art, participate in crafts, and enjoy stories.

Feb. 22 & Mar. 8       Heyworth Knitters, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. This group is very willing to teach anyone who would like to learn to knit. We have yarn, instructions for beginning projects, and needles to get you started on a new hobby. If you want to learn how to knit, you must sign up to attend, so the knitters can have all you need ready for the evening. If you are a knitter or a crafter, looking to socialize with others in our area, just show up as your schedule allows.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up.

Feb. 28           Senior Info. & Assistance, 10 am-Noon. The trained staff of Community Care Systems, Inc. will be here to assist people over the age of 60 and the disabled with filing for local, state, and federal programs. Their next visit will be March 28.

Holiday Hours/Closures

Feb. 19           Closed for President’s Day

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.


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