Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government extended the tax filing deadline to May 17th, 2021. Today is last day to file your 2020 income taxes without having to pay a penalty! Just as a reminder, the library is offering free tax prep software and answers to your tax questions. Come in today during our open hours and we will help you get started with our online tax filing software. We will also be available to help guide you through the process. Those who file their taxes on paper are also welcome to come in for tax help, and the library is still offering free tax forms to the public. Our tax prep program will end today at 4 pm so hurry in and get those taxes filed!
We are excited to announce that the library is partnering with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer tax preparation services for the 2020 tax season. All library computers now have access to tax preparation software you can use to file your federal and state taxes for free! Starting February 15th, two library staff members will be present during tax prep hours to offer assistance and answer your tax-related questions. For those who would rather complete a paper tax return, the library is also offering free tax forms and instructions which are available at the front desk.
Tax Preparation hours starting February 15, 2021
Monday - Thursday
12 noon - 4 pm
For the latest tax information, visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/ or the Kentucky Department of Revenue's page at revenue.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Trimble County Public Library is happy to announce that the library has received a Library Services and Technology Act Grant for approximately $8,500 in technology and software for the year 2021. The library will be able to provide access to hotspots and laptops for those who are looking to work on their GED, complete a college course or improve their job skills.
Starting February 1st, five laptops and hotspots will be available for patrons to check-out and take to the comfort of their own home to work on education and building job skills. Library staff will help connect them to our Kentuckianna Works representative, Valerie Edgeworth and other online resources for job searching assistance. We will also help connect patrons to University Skills or JCTC coordinator, Angela Stethen, and other online resources.
Sarah Karns, our Adult Outreach and Program Coordinator, will also be working on coordinating monthly workshops and programs centered on work force development topics such as resume building, interviewing best practices, dressing for success and training and education opportunities.
We would like to thank Terry Manuel, Commissioner and State Librarian, Archivist and Records Administrator, Beth Milburn, KDLA Deputy Commissioner and Lauren Abner, KDLA Technology Consultant, for supporting and advocating for our library through projects such as the LTSA grant! A special shout out also goes to Juliann Adams for preparing and maintaining equipment needed to make this project successful! We are looking forward to 2021 and implementing this program to help our community through their educational and work related needs!
Due to the increase in COVID infection rates in Trimble County, starting Monday, December 21st, 2020 the library will move to curbside delivery. We will continue to offer fax , copying and notary services through curbside.
On November 18th, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed Executive Order 2020-968, issuing new restrictions to control the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Based on the new Healthy at Work guidelines, Trimble County Public Library has decided to take these steps: