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Elevator construction update: we are now wheelchair accessible!

January 5, 2016 — The elevator is complete and has passed inspection!

Food for Fines, January 2016

December 16, 2015 — Donate food at the library during the month of January and we’ll clear your overdue fines. Win-win!! During January, patrons may pay overdue fines with canned goods (please check your expiration dates) or healthy non-perishable food items. This applies to late fines only and not to lost or damaged fees. All food collected will be…

What’s Your Library Worth?

November 13, 2015 — Forbes Library provided $7,062,976 in services last fiscal year: A $42 investment per capita with a $278 return. Library Service Count (in FY2015) Unit cost (without library) Source of unit cost Total Value Adult Books Borrowed 110,802 $17.00 Amazon.com average price $1,883,634 Young Adult Books Borrowed 10,143 $12.00 Amazon.com average price $121,716 Children’s Books Borrowed 67,428…

Forbes Library selects new Writer in Residence

April 29, 2015 — Forbes Library has selected Naila Moreira as its new Writer in Residence. Ms. Moreira will begin a two year term in July succeeding Susan Stinson who has held the post for five years. The Writer in Residence is a professional writer who furthers the library’s fundamental mission by volunteering approximately five hours each week creating,…

Form 1040 is here!

February 18, 2015 — Federal income tax form 1040 has arrived and can be found in the reference room, along with forms 1040A and 1040EZ which were already available. The library also has the 2014 Massachusetts Resident Income Tax and Massachusetts Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax booklets. For information about tax forms in the library, where to find forms online,…

Forms 1040A and 1040EZ are here!

February 3, 2015 — Federal income tax forms 1040A and 1040EZ have arrived, and can be found in the reference room. The IRS has also shipped our copies of form 1040—we can expect to see those here in a week or two. The library also has the 2014 Massachusetts Resident Income Tax and Massachusetts Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income…

State Income Tax forms arrive

January 16, 2015 — The 2014 Massachusetts Resident Income Tax and Massachusetts Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax booklets have arrived, and can be found in the reference room. For information about tax forms in the library, where to find forms online, and local tax assistance, please see our community resource page on taxes.

Libraries receiving many fewer tax forms from the IRS

January 16, 2015 — The IRS has reduced its Tax Forms Outlet Program which provided free tax forms to the public at post offices and public libraries. In an email to participating organizations, the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program Administrator wrote, “IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately this puts…

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