Consumer Reports: Tax Season Edition

In the process of filing your taxes? Thinking about filing your taxes? Wondering whether you should do it yourself or use a tax preparer?

Consumer Reports has lots of information regarding things like College Financial Aid (FAFSA), Earned Income Tax Credit (useful for lower and moderate-income workers), various retirement savings accounts like a Roth IRA or HSA, finding the right tax preparer, and much more!

Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to consumer protection and advocacy.

Click those links, or this one to go to the home page and start your own search.

Have any questions? See our previous posts, or ask anyone at the desk.

Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the library will be closed on Monday, February 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

No additional fines are accrued on dates the library is closed.

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Teen Night- Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 5:30-7:00pm

photo courtesy of code.org

Teen will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 5:30-7:00pm!

Learn the basics of coding! Then try coding on your own!

Parents, coding can help develop and strengthen “problem solving skills, logic, and creativity”-hourofcode.us

Teen night is a dedicated, safe time for tweens and teens to socialize. It is intended specifically for teens to experience some freedom and independence, so registration and attendance is limited to kids ages 9-15 years. (This is one program that is not open to bringing younger kids!)

“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

Don’t let cold and flu season get you down!

Feeling sick? Surrounded by people who are? Worrying about the price of that trip to the doctor?

From tips on the best ways to prevent the flu, to smart ways to save on healthcare, to expert reviews on the best soups to buy, Consumer Reports has you covered!

Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to consumer protection and advocacy.

Click those links, or this one to go to the home page and start your own search on anything your heart desires.

Have any questions? See our previous posts, or ask anyone at the desk.

 

February is Library Lover’s Month ::: Celebrate with us, try a Blind Date with a Book and a Sweetheart Basket Raffle!

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Not sure what to read next? Well, do you believe in#librarylove? Then take a chance on a#blinddatewithabook! Visit our display all this week (13th- 18th), where you’ll find books for adults, teens and kids wrapped an ready for your reading adventures! #TofUlibrary

And we are also are raffling this AMAZING basket as a part of Library Lover’s month and will put all proceeds toward efforts to improve our library space. Homemade chocolate by Cynthia Wadnola, sparking cider and many more delights inside. Just $1 per ticket or 6 for $5! Visit the circulation desk for tickets.
Drawing February 18th at 245 pm.

Happy Snow Day, all! 2/9/2017

Happy Snow Day, all! The library is closed today. Wishing you all a safe and peaceful day, with a good book and a cup of tea, and maybe some snow-person building. No fines are accrued on days that the library is closed.

Winter Weather

If inclement winter weather hits and has you wondering if we are open, we provide four ways by which you can check!

Check our website: townofulsterlibrary.org
Or our facebook page:facebook.com/ulsterlibrary
Or cancellations.com,
Or listen to 1490 WKNY

Adult Learning Resources

Looking for a good resource to help you study for your high school equivalency exam or citizenship test? We’ve got you covered. Check out the adult learning section of JobNow! Click that link, select JobNow, enter your library card and click that “Adult Learners” tab on the top.

From there, you’ll be able to access JobNow’s excellent resources for study materials, practice tests, and live tutors for the GED, TASC, HiSET, and  the US Citizenship test. Everything you need to start on your path to success!

Have any questions? Want to know what else JobNow can do for you? see our previous post, or ask anyone at the desk.

 

Valentine’s Day Basket!

Roses are Red, violets are blue, how about a basket of goodness for you? We are raffling this basket as a part of Library Lover’s month and will put all proceeds toward efforts to improve our library space. Homemade chocolate by Cynthia Wadnola, sparking cider and many more delights inside. Just $1 per ticket! Visit circ. desk for tickets. Drawing February 18th. 💕📖😍🍫🎯

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Take Your Child to the Library Day! Special Story Hour- Saturday, February 4th at 11:00am

Join us in celebrating the nation-wide initiative, Take Your Child to the Library Day! Listen to stories, make a craft, *receive a free children’s book, and have a snack! This program is open to families of all ages!

As libraries continue to play an active role in fostering literacy; we welcome your family to introduce your children to public libraries as community and educational centers, digital labs, and places to gather, interact, and seek resources in a comfortable environment.

*Books courtesy of Empire State Center for the Book’s Give a Kid a Book Program