AARP Tax Help

AARP will offer free tax preparation at the Library.  You must make an appointment by calling the United Way.  If you are using a land line you can dial 211.  If you are using a cell phone please dial 1-800-901-2180.  You can call during the hours of 8:00-4:30.  AARP will prepare taxes starting February 2nd and end on April 11th, Monday- Saturday during the hours 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  

Tax Forms Have Started to Arrive

State tax forms have arrived.  You can also print many New York State tax forms from the New York State Department of taxation website (  The IRS has informed Libraries that they will only send us select forms (1040, 1040a, and 1040ez) and no instruction booklets.  To read the full announcement and to find out how you can obtain Federal forms, please click here.

If You Shop at Amazon, You Can Help the Friends of BCPL

If you plan on shopping at, consider using the link on the Friends of the Broome County Public Library page to access Amazon.  The Friends have set up an AmazonSmile account and all purchases made through this link earn .5%.  All the money that the Friends raise directly benefits the Library.  They have purchased computers, furniture, and books.  They also fund the Children's summer reading program.

We are Collecting Hats, Mittens and Scarves

Members of the Library knitting group are making hats, scarves and mittens for charity.  All items collected will be given to Mom's House in Johnson City.  If you want to make a donation of a hand knit or crocheted item, you can drop it off at the Information Desk.  If you don't have a pattern for hats or mittens, you can try one from the Library's knitting pattern page.

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