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AARP TAX ASSISTANCE

If you need help filling out your 2012 tax forms, The American Association of Retired Persons is a great resource.  Many Harris County Public Libraries host AARP Volunteers at this time of year.  Volunteers are available on a first-come,  first-served basis.  For a volunteer location near you, visit the AARP website and type in your address.

1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ booklets and forms now available at Crosby Branch.

NEW YEAR, NEW LIBRARIAN

Perhaps you've noticed a new face at the Crosby Branch Library Circulation Desk.  Meet Lisa Naasz, our new Children's Librarian!  Lisa came to Crosby from Harts Bluff School District in Mount Pleasant, Texas, by way of Bozeman, Montana.  We are happy to welcome Lisa to Harris County's Public Library System.  Lisa encourages children and their caregivers to join her at Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, and Babytime on Thursdays at 10:30 am.  Please stop by the library anytime, and say hello to Crosby's newest addition! 

I SPY HOLIDAY HOURS

In observance of the holidays, Crosby Branch Library will be closing at 5 pm, Friday, December 21.  We will reopen on Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.  A wide variety of holiday books, movies, and music is still available for you to check out, so please plan to visit us soon.  While you're here, stop by the display case for a special I Spy Challenge.  Our Friends group has some great stocking stuffers for sale too!  Book Bags are available for purchase for $4.00, and Pens for $1.50.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.  Happy Holidays from all of us, to you and yours!   

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library are having a book sale! 

Where: Crosby Branch Library Meeting Room

When: Friday, November 30th, 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 1st, 10 - 5 pm

Come see the selection of new and used books at bargain prices.  Proceeds benefit the library and help support summer reading programs for children in our community.

  

TRICK OR TREAT @ THE LIBRARY

 

 

 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30 am for Halloween fun!  

Children and their caregivers are invited to dress in Halloween Costumes for this special storytime, followed by Trick or Treating in the library. 

EARLY VOTING

Want to take advantage of early voting?  Early voting begins Monday, October 22, 2012, and ends on Friday, November 2, 2012.  Registered voters may cast early ballots at Crosby ISD Administration Building, 706 Runneburg Road, Crosby, Texas  77532.  Other early voter locations and hours can be found here.  Visit the web at www.harrisvotes.com or stop by Crosby Branch Library for more voter information.  The library is happy to provide free copies of schedules, sample ballots, and the League of Women Voters Voter Guide.

Awesome Poster provided by Girl Scout Troop 9613! 

DONNA CRAWFORD RETIRES

Crosby Branch Library announces the retirement of Donna Crawford, Children's Librarian.  Donna has provided the library with eight years of invaluable service.  Donna's way of nurturing children and her ready smile has especially endeared her to families in the Crosby area, and she will surely be missed.  Congratulations upon your retirement, Ms. Donna.  Thank you for all of your hard work, and fare well!

BOOK SALE THIS WEEKEND!

Where:   Crosby Library Meeting Room

When:  Friday, March 2nd, 1 - 6 pm

              Saturday, March 3rd, 10 am - 5 pm

Come see the selection of new and used books for sale at bargain prices!  Proceeds benefit the library and help support our summer reading activities for children.

WHAT CAN I READ NEXT?

Many people get book recommendations from family and friends.  Some join a local book club.  There was Oprah's Book Club too, but not so much anymore.  Who can fill Oprah's shoes?  Enter the largest and oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association!  Slightly less well-known than Winfrey, the ALA nevertheless is a great resource for anyone searching for that next perfect page-turner.  Recently the ALA announced their 2012 Notable Books winners.  The notable titles include: 

Fiction:

A TAXING TIME

Looking forward to paying your taxes?   Me neither, but select Income Tax forms are now available at the Crosby Branch Library.  Additional forms may be obtained by logging on to one of our computers and visiting the IRS website: www.irs.gov.  Excluding multi-part forms, one copy may be printed free of charge.  E-filing is another option.  Beginning in February, AARP Volunteers will be available at some Harris County libraries, to assist you with your income tax filing.  

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