The Meadville Public Library would like to thank all the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers for all their hard work. Meadville VITA prepared 791 federal income tax returns over nine weeks, an increase of 85% over last year. Meadville VITA estimated this saved the local taxpayers approximately $79,000 in tax preparation fees. Total refunds equaled $684,650!
The Young Adult Summer Reading Club planning is underway. There will be a full calendar of crafts, which means we need some supplies. If you can, help us out by collecting and donating the following items:
- Disposable aluminum pie plates
- Small boxes (cereal, kleenex, cracker, etc.)
- 2 quart milk/juice cartons with screw top lids
- Small lids (from milk jugs, pop bottles, etc.)
- Water bottles
- Paper towel,wrapping paper, and toilet paper tubes
- Aluminum foil
- Packing tape, colored electrical tape, or colored duct tape
- Small toys, silk flowers, or any kind of small trinket or cutout. (Small items that will produce an image on sun sensitive paper.)
- Small foam paint brushes
- Brown acrylic paint
- Large and small craft sticks
- Material scraps
- Wrapping paper scraps
- Colorful chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
- Beads, gemstones
- Pom poms
Items can be dropped off at the Fiction Desk. And thanks for your help!
Don’t have an ereader? Want to check out our ebooks through CCFLS eStacks?
You check out books at the library but did you know we have more books available online? Many of them can be read on any computer right in the browser. Others you have to download to a device. If you don’t have an ereader and you’d like to read some of these books, you do have another option. You can check out a Sony Ereader for two weeks from the Fiction Department. You will have to supply some information and agree to our policy. Check with the Fiction Department for more information.
Meadville VITA is once again available to help people with their 2013 Income Tax. Meeting in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Meadville Public Library, VITA volunteers from Allegheny College offer free tax assistance for people who make $52,000 or less a year. They will prepare your returns electronically.
From February 3rd until April 12th, the schedule is as follows:
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30-5pm
No assistance will be available on February 17th or during Allegheny College’s Spring Break March 15th-23rd.
For more information, please contact 814-724-9608 or check out the Internal Revenue Service’s website: Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers