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Tax Season Resources 2014

At Your Library

  • The Library has a limited number of federal and state tax forms and instructions. We can print other tax forms from state and federal websites, however, our regular printing fees of 10 cents per page (20 cents front & back) will apply.
  • Due to increased demand, our free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is completely booked for this tax season.
  • For more tax season info, call the Info Desk at 847-455-6016 ext. 2 or email info@fppld.org.

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Have a tax preparation question?

The Big Library Read Returns

Millions of readers around the world are participating in the Big Library Read of the eBook, Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp. You are invited to join in from February 17 through March 5, 2014. Use your Franklin Park library card to borrow and enjoy the cookbook via eMediaLibrary, our digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks.

Keys to the Kitchen is a comprehensive manual that collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as throwing a cocktail party and knife skills.

There will also be a live Facebook chat with the author, Aida Mollenkamp, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Visit http://tinyurl.com/kkoe43n.

For more info on the Big Library Read and eMediaLibrary, drop by the Information Desk or call 847-455-6016 x 2.

Go On a Blind Date With a Book

Are you looking to spice up your reading and try something new?

We've selected plenty of worthy contenders for your heart and mind with our Blind Date With a Book display. Our picks range from young adult to adult books, but you are free to select the book that calls out to you.

Rules for Blind Date With a Book

  • No peeking! Please wait to unwrap your book after checkout.
  • Checkout these books at the Circulation Desk.
  • Don't forget to return the due date card along with your book!

Be sure to stop by the Library throughout February 2014 to see if you will find the book of your dreams!

Update: Environmental Assessment - Des Plaines River Phase II

Here is a link provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers to documentation of changes to the Environmental Assessment for a combined flood control and ecosystem restoration project. The proposed project would involve a number of locations within the upper Des Plaines River watershed in both Illinois and Wisconsin.

The documentation of changes is open for public review and comment. Comments must be received by February 16, 2014 and may be sent to Peter Bullock, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 231 S. La Salle Street Suite 1500, Chicago IL, 60604 or by email at peter.y.bullock@usace.army.mil. Questions should be directed to Mr. Bullock at 312-846-5587.

Good Books to Read - February 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is now harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love. View the February 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for more good books to read.

Free copies of the February 2014 list are available at the Info Desk. If you see a title that we don't own yet, please let us know.

Looking For Legos

Do you have any Lego or Duplo blocks you would like to donate to our collection? If so, bring them to our Kids Crossing Desk, and we'll gladly add them to our growing Lego collection.

Want to see what we are doing with all these Legos? Kids age 4 years old and up are invited to come build with us at Lego Club, which is on Thursdays evenings twice a month. Lego Club will meet on 2/13 from 6 - 7PM.

AARP Tax Help Is Here

Volunteers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are returning to the Library to help prepare income taxes for seniors.

Appointments are on Thursday mornings, starting on February 6 and running through April 10, 2014.

To make your appointment, call 847-455-6016 ext. 2 or come to the Info Desk.

New Museum Added to Museum Adventure Pass Program

A new year brings a new museum, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, to our Museum Adventure Pass Program. People of all ages enjoy this exceptional museum dedicated to sharing with others the beauty of gemstones and promoting the study of earth science. The museum is located in Elmhurst, and it houses a large collection of Chinese jade and other hard-stone carvings. Other displays include animal dioramas, mineral specimens, gemstones and geologic phenomena. Learn more about the museum on their website.

View information about our Museum Adventure Pass Program, which offers Franklin Park Library card holders discounted admission and other offers to a variety of attractions in the Chicagoland area.

Good Books to Read During January

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select soon-to-be-published titles for our collections. Our expertise is now harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books librarians across the country love. View the January 2014 LibraryReads List, and then take a look at previous lists for more good books to read.

Free copies of the January 2014 list are also available at the Info Desk. If you see a title on the LibraryReads list that we don't own yet, please let us know.

Change in Collections Policy

As part of our library card holder agreement, you agree to be responsible for returning materials on time. The Library offers several opportunities for you to return materials that have been checked out past their due dates. In addition to email and text message reminders (if you have provided us with your email address and/or signed up for text message notifications), the Library sends you three overdue notices. Ten days after the final overdue notice is sent, if the materials still have not been returned, the matter is turned over to a collection agency. Due to rising costs, beginning January 1, 2014, if you are sent to the collection agency more than once within a twelve-month period, the collection agency fee will be added to your bill.

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