- Category: Library News
- Created: Monday, 11 April 2016 11:53
All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed on Friday, April 8, 2016, in observance of Staff Development Day.
Here are some useful links and contact information for the IRS, the Illinois Department of Revenue, and the Missouri Department of Revenue:
The Internal Revenue Service (federal tax information and forms)
Illinois Department of Revenue
Missouri Department of Revenue
Illinois Benefits Access Program (formerly known as the Circuit Breaker)
Due to budget cuts and the increasing number of people filing their taxes online, the IRS and state revenue agencies have indicated that they will no longer be delivering as many forms and reproducible booklets to libraries across the country. The Hayner Public Library District will receive a copy of the federal reproducible tax forms and instructions. Copies of these reproducible forms and instructions may be made on our copy machines; state and federal tax forms may be printed from the above websites at any Hayner Library location at a cost of 15¢ per page for black/white printouts or 30¢ per page for color printouts.
Please note: The library has no control as to when we will receive the federal reproducible forms. We order the reproducible forms several months in advance and we receive them from the IRS printing office per their delivery schedule, which is unannounced.
Beginning June 1, 2015, you can check out an Orion StarBlast 4.5" Reflector telescope from either the Hayner Downtown Library or the Hayner Library in Alton Square Mall. The library, through an agreement with the St. Louis Astronomical Society, acquired two of the telescopes in May.
Supplementing the library's purchase, two Alton astronomers and St. Louis Astronomical Society members, Mr. Eddie Agha, staff astronomer at The Nature Institute, and Mr. Steve Sands, staff astronomer for the Watershed Nature Center, have each purchased a telescope to donate to the library collection, as has Ms. Patti Brown, Education Director at The Nature Institute, bringing the total number of available telescopes to five.
Each telescope captures the equivalent amount of light of 250 human eyes. Each has a zoom eyepiece, which gives a range of magnifications from 20 power to 60 power and provides a large field of view spanning from one degree to over two degrees. You will be able to obtain clear observations of the craters on our Moon, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, and the brighter star clusters and nebulae.
The telescopes may be checked out for up to seven days by adult Hayner Library card holders. A picture ID must also be presented. A refundable $50 deposit is required for checkout. The telescopes come with a learning kit and everything you need to start your stargazing adventure. Enjoy the great outdoors and night skies with your family and friends.
Also, to further your astronomical adventures, you can attend a free stargazing program offered by The Nature Institute in Godfrey, Ill., on the third Thursday of every month at 8:00 p.m. More information can be found at www.thenatureinstitute.org.
Click here to view a list of stargazing books available in the Hayner Library collection.
Telescope Workshops Available
Executive Director Bernadette Duvernoy is proud to announce a partnership between The Hayner Public Library District and The Nature Institute Astronomy Association. The Association will host astronomy workshops and activities every third Thursday in the Talahi Lodge at The Nature Institute at 2213 South Levis Lane, Godfrey, Ill.
Starting July 16 at 8:30 p.m., the public will now have a chance to learn more about constellations, stars, the moon, and many other aspects of astronomy. Be sure to come to the library and check out some books to brush up on your knowledge.
Please note that the workshops are subject to time changes because of sunset. Call 1-800-613-3163 today to reserve your spot.
Ms. Duvernoy would also like to thank Eddie Agha, Steve Sands, Patti Brown, the St. Louis Astronomical Society, and all their volunteers for all their hard work and for donation of the library's telescopes.
Access eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device for free using your Hayner Library card! Simply visit the library's homepage and click on the Download Audio & eBooks tab to access the Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library. User guides are available on the library's homepage by clicking on the Help With Your eReader tab. Be sure to check the quarterly newsletter for free upcoming eBook classes. For more information regarding the eBook collection, you can call Hayner Library Reference at 462-0677, ext. 2849.
Open enrollment lasts until February 15, 2015, for coverage in 2015.
For help with enrolling contact:
• Alton Health Center
618 Landmarks Blvd.
Alton, IL 62002
• Good Samaritan Health Center
815 East 5th St.
Alton, IL 62002
• Bethalto Health Center
2 Terminal Dr., Suite 8
Bethalto, IL 62002
If you haven't enrolled in 2015 coverage by February 15, you generally can't buy Marketplace health coverage for 2015 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
During 2015 Open Enrollment, if you enroll or change plans:
• Between the 1st and 15th days of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the next month.
• Between the 16th and the last day of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the second following month. So if you enroll on January 16, your coverage starts on March 1.
• Between February 1, 2015, and the deadline of February 15, 2015, your 2015 coverage begins March 1, 2015.
You can enroll in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year. If you own or operate a small business, you can start offering coverage to your employees at any time.
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