Audiobooks are probably the best thing to ever happen to busy booklovers. We hear from our patrons over and over again how wonderful it is to listen to them on long car rides, daily commutes to work, and even while baking or cleaning the house. Our patrons are clearly not the only ones with a strong appreciation for audiobooks. More and more audiobooks are being produced each year, and our collection is growing weekly with new, amazing titles.
The Audio Publishers Association has recently announced the nominees for the 2018 Audie Awards. You can find the list here (https://www.audiopub.org/winners/2017-audies-1) and here (http://www.booklistreader.com/2018/02/06/audiobooks/2018-audie-award-finalists-announced/). You can also find a printed copy of the list at our circulation desk. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite! If the audiobook you’re looking for is not on the shelf, you can look for it on Infosoup (http://infosoup.org/), OverDrive (https://wplc.overdrive.com/), or RB Digital (http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/) – all free with your library card.
Did you know that also free with your library card is access to dozens of free resources, like the Auto Repair Reference Center? Simply enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle to access repair information, technical service bulletins, recall information, electrical wiring diagrams, vehicle specifications, videos about how auto components function, guides to ownership and maintenance, auto troubleshooting and diagnostic information, as well as labor and repair estimates if you’d rather not attempt to do the repairs yourself. This can all be found on http://www.infosoup.info/resources.
This time of year, most of us are in the mood for spring cleaning (which is way more fun while listening to an audiobook!) If you’re wondering what to do with the items you’ve cleared out, the Black Creek Village Library is a drop off location for two amazing causes. The Lutheran churches of Seymour and Cicero are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for their yearly youth gathering. All sizes of shoes, boots, sandals, sports cleats, etc. are welcome, as long as they’re dry and clean and in good condition. We’re also collecting hygiene items for homeless families in the area, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family. Items collected will remain in the area they were collected and will help local families.
It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms. Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:
- Printable versions are available online at: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
- The IRS Office
440 Security Blvd.
Green Bay, WI 54313
Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.
- Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days.
While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:
- The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
- The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs).
- Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.
Have a great week, everyone!
This Week’s Programming Schedule:
- Thursday, Feb. 22nd @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
- Friday, Feb. 23rd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
- Friday, Feb. 23rd @ 10:30 AM - Preschool StoryTime
- Friday, Feb. 23rd @ 3:15 - FLASH Friday
Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm