Yes, it’s that time of year again! We know you may be eager to get a tax refund, and we’re happy to help you find the forms you need.
The Library District has not yet received the 2020 Federal tax forms from the IRS. As soon as they are received, we’ll make the forms available at both branches. Meanwhile, you can download the federal forms you need from the IRS web page. This webpage lists every single IRS form or publication, so you will need to type 1040 into the “FIND” box to navigate to the most commonly used forms for individuals. You’ll see both the 1040 form and the much longer 1040 Instruction Booklet.
The State of Indiana will not be mailing copies of the 2020 tax forms to individuals or to public libraries. You may download and print your Indiana tax forms here. We have one copy of the instruction booklet at each branch library and can also print any forms you need.
If you want to use one of the Library’s public computers to print forms or to file your taxes, remember you will need either a Library card or a photo ID to use the computer. Printing will cost you $0.10 per page for a black and white copy.
Please keep in mind that the Library staff is unable to offer any tax advice. You will need to be able to tell us which forms you want to have printed.
You can find more information about the COVID vaccine at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/
The Local History Library of the Aurora Public Library District will be open by appointment only during January 2021. This is to allow for some reorganization that will allow the staff to better serve the needs of the Library community.
To request an appointment time to use the Local History Library, please call 812-926-0646. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Meanwhile, you may continue to use Ancestry.com from a public computer at either the Aurora Public Library or the Dillsboro Public Library. Heritage Quest and Newspaper Archive are available to use from any computer.
We may not have snow on the ground, but at the Aurora Public Library District we are still hoping for snow and we’re reading books about snow! Stephanie has prepared a Take It – Make It craft for January, so you can have some snow fun, too. Just stop by the Aurora Public Library or the Dillsboro Public Library to pick up your craft kit to complete at home. While you’re in the Library, be sure to pick up some winter books to read!
Once your craft has been completed, you can email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your picture to be shown on the Library’s social media page. Make sure to mention in the email that it’s OK to share your craft.
We love seeing all of your craft projects!
Join Jamie and Olivia for Chilly Chatter, a snowy storytelling on our YouTube Channel! We’ll be reading some books, singing some songs, and doing some relaxing yoga to help us enjoy the winter!
Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you don’t miss out on any of our other upcoming virtual programs.
The Aurora Public Library District is still open normal hours as of November 20th! However, we realize that some of you are taking extra safety precautions with the increased number of COVID cases in our area. Here are some ways we can help you keep up your reading while staying safe.
We’re continuing to offer our curbside service to anyone who doesn’t want to enter the Library building. Just call 812-926-0646 and give us your requests for DVDs, books, or magazines. We’ll pack everything into a paper bag and have it waiting for you when you arrive at the Library. This service is available at both Aurora and Dillsboro; just let us know where you will picking up your items. You can also log into your Library account at: https://eapld.org/account/ to request items. When placing your request online, we’ll call you to let you know when everything is gathered together and ready for pickup. It’s that simple!
When you come to the Library to pick up your items, just call us to let us know you are parked outside and we’ll bring the bag of items out to you.
As items are returned to the Library, we quarantine each item for 72 hours before replacing it on the shelf. This is to protect your health and the health of our staff.
Don’t forget that we also offer lots of digital choices (books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines) through the Indiana Digital Download Center. Make sure you sign in before searching for items to see everything that is available. If you are new to digital downloads, we’re happy to talk you through the process for getting your items onto a computer, tablet, phone or other device.
No matter if you’re hunkered down alone, or just taking extra care, we have something for everyone at your house. Just give us a call and let us know how we can help.
A new book by Jerry Pinkney is always a thing to celebrate! His latest is an adaptation of Han Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and it’s available at both library branches. Pinkney is one of the most celebrated illustrators of children’s books in America. He’s adapted and illustrated several well-known fairy tales and fables for a picture-book format, winning the Caldecott medal for The Lion & the Mouse.
Pinkney doesn’t limit himself to retellings. If you love his artwork (and I know you will), you should also check out his other picture books. Just search our online catalog or ask at the circulation desk for more suggestions!
I always enjoy seeing which books appear on the Young Hoosier Reading list each year. These books are chosen by Indiana educators, and schools across the state encourage students to read a selection of the books chosen for their grade level. Near the end of the school year, participating students have a chance to vote for their favorite book. The Aurora Public Library District makes most of these titles available in our collections, and we also try to follow up with sequels to the selected titles.
Here’s a unique series that has been been added since Book 1 was selected for the Young Hoosier list for 2020-2021.
All three books in the series are available at both the Aurora and the Dillsboro Public Libraries and are located in the chapter book area.
After you read these, you might want to also check our some of our non-fiction books about Egypt!