The answer is yes . . . and no. Paris Public Library's supply of paper forms is very limited this year. The paper forms we have now are on the spinner rack near the desk: federal 1040A and 1040EZ and Illinois IL-1040 and instructions. Federal 1040 forms are expected to ship soon.
Libraries in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program were notified that IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by Congress. This will reduce the tax forms for libraries to only 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. The IRS will not provide libraries with paper copies of instruction booklets.
Federal tax forms and instructions are posted at IRS.gov. The IRS recommends filing online, printing needed forms and instructions from IRS.gov, or ordering paper copies to be mailed to you. Go to IRS.gov/orderforms to order online or call 1-800-829-3676. According to the IRS, you may order up to 10 different forms and publications to complete your tax return; instructions are automatically included with your order.
Illinois tax forms are posted at Illinois Department of Revenue or may be ordered on the 24-hour Forms Order Line 1-800-356-6302. Filing online is also an option. If you live in Illinois, but work in Indiana, visit Indiana Department of Revenue for their nonresident tax form, too.
Library staff will print tax forms from the Internet at no charge, but we will have to charge to print instructions.
Paris Public Library offers ebooks and e-audiobooks through two separate collections, MyMediaMall and 3M Cloud Library. All you need is a valid library card and a device compatible with one or both of the options.
MyMediaMall will work with most devices, from basic Kindles and ereaders (with a computer) to smartphones and tablets (using the Overdrive app).
3M Cloud Library is easier to use, with more than 10,000 items, including e-audiobooks. The wait for holds is usually shorter than MyMediaMall because only Illinois Heartland Library System libraries participate. It will work with most devices, except basic Kindles. You can find 3M titles in the 3M Cloud app or through the SHARE catalog, then read them in the app.
For details about setting up your device and downloading books, see our newly revised instructions for your device below. Brochures are also available at the library.
Spring storyhours will begin March 4 and continue through April 22. There will be a break coinciding with the school spring break.
Storyhour is a weekly program of stories, songs, and simple crafts for children ages 3, 4, and 5. It meets on Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:15.
If your child attended the Fall storyhour sessions, he or she is already registered for the spring sessions. If your child didn't attend the fall storyhours, please call 463-3950 to sign up before March 4.
Would you like to be part of a book club at the library?
A volunteer is interested in forming a book club that would meet on a regular basis to discuss books; she's thinking at 5pm (or a little later) on a Tuesday or Thursday once a month.
If you're interested and want to want to know more, please call the library at 463-3950, email, or leave your name and contact information with a librarian.
Paris Public Library will again be part of the Wabash Valley Community Read, organized by Vigo County Public Library. This year's book is True Grit, by Charles Portis. There will be events related to the book in several libraries in the Wabash Valley area.
Look for more information in February, but here's a peek at what's scheduled in Paris: the annual book sale on the first Saturday of March, a program on early gunsmiths of Edgar County, and a book discussion.
At no extra cost to you, shopping at Amazon.com can help Paris Public Library. We receive a small percentage of your purchase price when you begin your Amazon shopping at a special link.
We benefit when you buy books, movies, CDs . . . basically anything you buy at Amazon. It's easy and it's anonymous. We will not see your name or personal information.