Library Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be closed beginning January 14th at 5 p.m. and will reopen Monday, January 25th at 9 a.m. due to a COVID-19 exposure. Because of the Library’s strict safety protocols, risk of exposure to patrons is minimal.

During the closure, the Library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Patrons who signed up for Grab & Go or Take & Make kits can pick them up when the library reopens January 25th.

Please continue to visit our website for updates, to access our online services, utilize our digital collection and learn about our online programs.

Please do not place items in our Book Drop for the duration of the closure. No late fines are being assessed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you please continue to follow all safety precautions against COVID-19 in your daily life.

Tax Help Available

Photo of tax form, calculator and pen.

Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older. Scheduled dates are Tuesdays, Feb. 2-April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. An appointment is required. (The schedule is subject to change based on the health metrics at the time.) A mask is required to enter the building.

This year, volunteers will scan all tax documents, return them to the taxpayer and prepare the tax return remotely. Please bring current tax documents and a copy of last year’s state and federal tax returns, along with photo ID and Social Security card. Also please be sure to bring the completed intake form that you will receive by mail or email after you make your appointment.

Tax returns will take about a week to prepare and will be emailed to taxpayers for approval before they can be e-filed. Patrons without email will make arrangements with the preparer to come back to the library to approve the return.

AARP volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax or those with many stock transactions.

South Huntington cardholders may call the Circulation Desk to make an appointment beginning Jan. 4. Others may sign up beginning Jan. 11.

 

Additional Assistance

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., SeniorNet will present a webinar on Preparing Your Taxes. Learn about tax law changes and discover options that may be available to assist you in preparing your 2020 return. Register for Zoom link beginning Jan. 5 (CLICK HERE). The program is a partnership with public libraries in the Town of Huntington. Enrollment is limited.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has also created online tools and resources to help you find the information you need. They include an Interactive Tax Assistant, Free File Fillable Forms, the Where’s My Refund tool and more. CLICK HERE for more IRS information.

Published by on December 30, 2020
Last Modified January 15, 2021