FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t picked up to read and explore. In addition to the titles that are in the Magazine Area on the 2nd Floor of our library, postings will also includes titles…

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t picked up to read and explore. In addition to the titles that are in the Magazine Area on the 2nd Floor of our library, postings will also includes titles…

Tax Forms

At this time, the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue only sent us basic tax forms – Federal 1040; 1040A; and 1040EZ as well as IL 1040. We received communication that we will not receive any instruction booklets for these forms nor other forms and instruction booklets due to IRS and state budget cuts.…

Conservation at Home

Conservation@Home

Join us at the library on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22) at 7:00 p.m. as Denise Sandoval from The Conservation Foundation talks about how to make your yard a more environmentally friendly place. The “typical” landscape can easily improve water resource practices, wildlife habitat and land stewardship. The benefits of improving the environment are many…

Nearby and Inexpensive Vacation Getaways!

A great family vacation doesn’t need to be costly and it doesn’t have to involve long travel (and with kids that is a plus)! Here are a few of my favorite family friendly, inexpensive and easy to get to destinations practically in your back yard. Grand Haven Area, Michigan Only a little over 3 hours…

Federal 1040 Instruction Booklets Have Arrived!

The library has received its shipment of Federal 1040 Instruction booklets. They will be kept on the 3rd Floor in the area that houses the income tax forms. Please ask a staff member if you require assistance in locating the booklets. If no booklets are on the shelf, please ask a staff member and we…

Where are the Federal 1040 Tax Form Instructions?

According to the IRS website that tracks form and publication shipping, the 1040 instructions booklets began shipping on Monday, February 25. The site further states that delivery may take up to 3 weeks from the date posted, although on average shipping times are 7 to 10 days. The library should be receiving the instructions later…

Pets In Our Lives / National Pet Week

The recent passing of Meow, the very large orange and white tabby cat from New Mexico, whose owner could no longer care for him, made me very sad. It made me think of the pets that we have in our lives and how important their care and well being becomes. National Pet Week, which this…