Preprinted tax return forms will not be available at area libraries in 2014.
The library is discontinuing the provision of preprinted tax forms because of difficulties in obtaining forms and instructions.
“The IRS has done a poor job of getting all of its information and all of the forms available in a timely manner,” said Karen Pundsack, the library’s associate director for patron services. “We want people to have a good experience at the library, but where tax forms are concerned, that’s been taken out of our control because the arrival of the forms has been unpredictable.
“Library staff will provide assistance in locating helpful resources. However, we are not financial professionals and cannot offer tax advice or help in filling out tax forms,” Pundsack said.
Between the Holidays and the spring thaw stretches a period of dark nights and cold days that may be the best reading time of the year. You can make it even better by taking part in Great River Regional Library’s Winter Reading Program.
The program begins at all 32 library locations Thursday, Jan. 2, and ends Saturday, Feb. 22. The program is for adults and teens in sixth-grade or older. Its theme is “Make Tracks to Your Library.”
Sunday & Monday-closed
Tuesday & Thursday – 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday – noon-3 p.m.
Friday – 5:30-8 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon
The Kingery Family Singers performed Sunday evening at the Eden Valley Health Communities Holiday Gathering in the Eden Valley Event Center. The family of talented musicians includes (from left) Rebecca, Elizabeth, Michelle, David, Joshua, Abigail, mom Kris, and dad Mike Kingery; daughter Anna and her husband Eric were not playing in this song, they were off to the side with their one-year-old son Grayson. (The oldest daughter and her husband and three children were the only family members missing that night.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.