Tax Information

Due to a scheduling conflict, VITA will not be offering free tax preparation at the library this year. They will instead be offering it at the Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Avenue, at the following dates and times:

  • Fridays, February 5 – April 15, from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Saturdays, February 6 – April 16, from 9 am to 3 pm

For more information about other free tax preparation locations or questions about this service, please contact VITA at (314) 539-4062. For directions to the Ferguson Community Center, please contact them at (314) 521-4661 or click here for a map.

Need forms?

Federal forms can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs. Use the search box or the list on that page to download and print off the forms you need. If you need a form from a previous year, click the prior year tab above the search box to search for the year and the form you need. Want to check the status of your refund? Follow the instructions at this link: https://www.irs.gov/Refunds.

Missouri state forms can be found here: http://dor.mo.gov/forms/. Use the search box to download and print off the forms you need by filling in the form number you need, as well as the year if you need a form prior to 2015. Use the category box to narrow your results to business or personal tax forms. If you need the Missouri Property Tax Credit form, commonly known as the circuit breaker, click the following link to download and print that form and other materials: http://dor.mo.gov/forms/?formName=mo-ptc&category=&year=&searchForms=Search+Forms. If you received a postcard in the mail and need to access your Missouri 1099-G amount, you may do so by calling (573) 526-8299 or by following the instructions here: https://sa.dor.mo.gov/tax/1099g/.

If you are having trouble downloading and printing the forms you need, please visit us at the library. While librarians are not tax professionals and cannot help you choose the forms you need to file or help you fill them out, we can help you access these materials. We also have some tax forms and booklets available for you to use.

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January Events at the Library

january events We have lots of great events scheduled for this month!

Do you have a kid fascinated by computers and interested in apps? Sign them up for our kids coding class! They will learn how to make their own computer programs in lots of different ways. The six-week class starts Tuesday, January 12, and registration is required.

Do your New Year’s resolutions include being more active or trying new things? Come to our Yoga For Adults class! This free class will teach you how to de-stress and help you increase your flexibility. All you will need to bring is your own yoga mat or beach towel! The class starts Saturday, January 23 and will meet every other Saturday.

The Boeing engineers return, and this time they are bringing some cool tech with them! Our Boeing Invention Night last fall was a huge success, with lots of kids (and their parents!) learning about the invention process and solving several challenges, all while having fun. Boeing Technology Night promises to offer more of the same, with everyone getting a chance to try out MaKey Makeys and a 3D printer.

If you have any questions or want to sign your child up for our kids coding class or Boeing Technology Night, please visit the library or give us a call at 521-4820!

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We’re getting a new catalog!

catalog2.0 On December 4th, we’re making a big change to the library! Except this time, it’s not one that’s physical. On that day, we, along with the rest of the Municipal Library Consortium, will be switching to a brand new catalog, called Polaris. With Polaris, you will have access to lots of great new features, including better account management (you’ll be able to pay fines online!), the ability to save your reading history, smarter searching for items, and much, much more. Like with any change, making this switch won’t be without a few hiccups. From December 4th-10th, some of our usual services will not be available:

  • your current online account
  • placing requests on items
  • account lookup – you must bring your card with you!
  • the current online catalog

In addition to not being able to request items from other libraries in the consortium, no requested items will be sent to the library until after December 10th. But no items will also be due that week, so you’ll be able to enjoy what you already have for a little longer!

If you have any questions, stop by and see us, or give us a call at 521-4820. We will also be posting more information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts in the coming days!

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