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Tax forms delayed, but available online

Due to printing delays, public libraries and other institutions will most likely not receive printed tax forms until late January or even early February.  If you'd like to get a jump start on your income taxes, you can download forms from the Michigan State Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service websites.

Jan 8, 2011
Anonymous
Kristy Cooper
Employee of the Year 2010

We are happy to announce the library’s Employee of the Year 2010. Kristy Cooper, Reference Librarian, has been recognized by her colleagues for her outstanding contributions toward achieving the mission of the library. Kristy is responsible for building our new web site from scratch, using a new developmental environment, Drupal. The site provides a collaborative setting which encourages more staff communication with the public, online program registration and increases the ease of its use.

In addition to her reference duties, Kristy has a “can do” attitude, helping with all aspects of the library’s operations.  She also facilitates the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group, Documentary Movie Night and instructs several computers classes each month. Kristy is also our Adult Volunteer Coordinator. Congratulations Kristy !!

 

Jan 4, 2011
Marilyn
Sign Up for Programs Online!

The library is now offering online program signup! Not all programs will be starting online sign-up right away, but we will be increasing the number as time goes on. Click on a program on the adult, teen and kids events calendars to see if online sign up is available. Note that you can only do one sign-up per email for each event.

Jan 4, 2011
Kristy
Our interim director, Marilyn Kiwk, lent us the space outside her office for the sizable food contributions.
Food for Fines: final count

Thank you to everyone who pitched in for our Food for Fines efforts. While the total food count has not yet been tallied (non-fine related donations have not yet been counted), we were able to collect 1,974 food items aimed toward fines, totalling $2,857.30 in reduced fines for our patrons. With our final food run to come early next week, we are projecting donations of over 1 ton (2000 pounds!) of food. Great job, Westland! This program shows how doing the little things adds up to an enormous contribution for the community at large. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Note: the final delivery occurred today (1/6/11) and our grand total of donated food came to 2,800 pounds! Unbelievable job, Westland. We've set the mark to beat in coming years.

Dec 30, 2010
Andy
Scheduled System Maintenance, 12/26, 8am-10am

Since the Library will be closed 12/24-12/26, we are scheduling some routine system maintenance during that time. 

Library servers and systems will be unavailable between 8am-10am on Sunday, 12/26.  This includes the catalog and main web site.   Please make a note of this time period.  Access to the Library web sites will be restored after 10am on 12/26.  Thank You!

Dec 23, 2010
Anonymous
Thursday: Get your picture taken with Peter the Library Panda!

Stop into the library Thursday afternoon from 1 to 2 pm to get your picture taken with Peter the Library Panda on Santa's chair! We'll be using a digital camera, so you can email this picture to friends and family, or print it out at home. All ages welcome.

Dec 21, 2010
Anonymous

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