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Food for Fines 2015

Once again we are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other TLN libraries to collected non-perishable food items to help feed hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. 

We will forgive $1 in fines for each item donated, up to $10 per day. Fines from lost and damaged items, processing fees, and referral fees cannot be forgiven. Credits cannot be applied to an account to be used at another time and food cannot be accepted for printing costs.

Who: Anyone with outstanding overdue fines. Currently fine-free? The Food for Thought segment of this program is for you!

Where: The Waterford Township Public Library

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015

What: Non-perishable food items that meet the following criteria

  • Unopened
  • Original Label still intact. Expiration dates must be clearly marked and legible.
  • Expiration date of October 1, 2015 or later

All donations will be distributed to either the Waterford Senior Center or Open Door of Waterford. Both are partners of and distribution centers for, Gleaners.

Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger in Southeast Michigan!

 

Introducing our Mobile Printing Service

The library now offers a new Internet-based printing service that allows you to print from any Internet-connected computer, laptop or mobile device to one of the library's public color laser printers. This new service utilizes a user-friendly web-based interface from which you can send your print jobs from anyplace in the world. The print service supports the printing of web pages and over 100 different file formats including popular formats like Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents and PDF files. Like print jobs sent from our public computers, each day you will be allowed to print up to 5 pages free. Each page after 5 is a charge of 25 cents a page. Once you send your print job from the web portal, go to the Circulation Desk within 2 hours to retrieve and pay, if necessary, for your print job. You can access the new service from our mobile printing page
Post updated to reflect revised price as of December 2014.

New Event Calendar

We've updated our online calendar to better help you see all of the events and programs going on at the library. You can also register for events through the calendar and get e-mail reminders of upcoming events. If you bookmarked the old calendar, please update that to the new address. 

http://waterfordmi.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx

Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

Expecting a federal or state tax refund? You can check the status of your refund online to find out when your refund will be arriving. You'll need information like your Social Security Number, adjusted gross income and amount of refund expected to view the status of the refund. 

Federal Refund: "Where's My Refund?"

State Refund: My Income Tax Information

Filing Your Taxes Online for Free

Free File LogoReady to file your federal and state taxes? Start out by exploring some of the free options for filing your tax returns online that may make the process go a little bit easier. You can also check out the online offerings from commercial tax preparation companies. These companies will assist you to complete and file your state and federal tax returns for a fee. 

Both the IRS and the State of Michigan encourage online filing. They have indicated that filing tax returns online results in fewer mistakes and for those getting a refund, a faster turnaround on issuing your refund. Which free options you qualify for is determined by your adjusted gross income. Review each of the options below to determine which ones you are qualified to use.

Just looking for tax forms and instructions? See these resources

Federal Taxes Read more

Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 




Online Reservations for Public Computers is now available

The option to make an online reservation for our public computers is now available again. This feature was unavailable as the library transitioned to a new time and print management system for our public computers. The new online reservation system allows you to place a reservation up to 7 days in advance for any of the following computers:

  • Adult Internet
  • Children's Internet
  • Adult Database

You will need a valid library card and PIN to place a reservation. You can also view existing reservations and cancel a reservation if you no longer need it. You can do all of those activities from the main reservation page

"Ask the Tech Guy" session rescheduled

The "Ask the Tech Guy" session scheduled for Saturday, November 9, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 23. Please see the librarians at the Adult Reference desk if you have any questions about this program. 

Office 2010 Has Arrived!

Office 2010 LogoWe've completed the upgrade of our public computers to Office 2010. This version of Office includes all of the programs that were previously available on our public computers including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher

If you haven't used Office 2010, there are some changes to the user interface that may take some time and effort to learn. Our librarians are available to assist you with that transition. Or you can view some online guides to learn about those changes before you get started. 

Office 2010 - Coming Soon!

Office 2010 LogoIn the very near future, we'll be upgrading the version of Office on our public computers to Office 2010. This version of Office will include all of the programs that are currently available including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher

If you haven't used Office 2010, there are some changes to the user interface that may take some time and effort to learn. Our librarians will be available to assist you with that transition. Or you can view some online guides to learn about those changes before you get started.