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Current News & Events

AARP Tax Return Help (February 1 - April 13)
Appointments are now being taken for income tax preparation for low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 50 and older. This free service is available to Aiken County area residents. Taxes are prepared by volunteer counselors who are trained by the IRS. Tax returns are prepared and filed electronically.

Please bring copies of your year 2014 Federal and State tax returns and year 2015 W-2’s, 1099’s, and other relevant materials, including health insurance coverage for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents. Form 1095-A should also be brought for health insurance purchased through the (ObamaCare) Marketplace/Exchange.  Electronic filing requires photo ID and social security cards for all dependents. Taxpayers who file jointly must both be present to sign the return.

Appointments may be made by calling the libraries at the numbers shown below:

@Aiken County Public Library
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS: 803-642-2020, extension 1131
NOTE: Handicap access is available through the elevator at the rear of the building.

@Nancy Carson (North Augusta Branch) Library
Mondays and Tuesdays
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS: 803-279-5767, extension 1531

WET PAINT
The Aiken County Public Library is now undergoing an interior re-painting. The Library will remain open during the project, however some sections and areas of the library may be temporarily closed.

Painters will be using paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOC); however, those with allergies or sensitivities to paint fumes should avoid the Library.

ART PRINTS ON SALE
In recognition of the Aiken County Public Library’s fresh coat of paint, The Friends of the Aiken Public Library present three special art prints that depict our historic building. The prints, which are on display on the second floor, are available for sale at reduced pricing this month. All 3 prints may be purchased for $10. Individual prints can also be purchased separately.

LIBRARY TREASURE HUNT FOR ADULTS
(AGE 18 and above)

To encourage adults to explore all that the Aiken County Public Library offers, in February a special contest challenges visitors to identify photographs of the library interior and of various library services. Anyone who correctly identifies these features may enter a drawing for a Nook Tablet eReader. Entry forms are available near the display case on the Second Floor. The deadline for entry is Friday, February 26, 2016.

Peeps Contest
Aiken County Public Library Peeps Diorama Contest

Create a diorama using Peeps marshmallows for a chance to win a prize basket in our 3rd annual contest! Entries will be accepted on the ACPL 2nd floor from February 26-March 1 for children (grades 5 and under), teens (grades 6-12), adults, and groups. The public will vote for their favorites on March 5-26. For complete rules, visit the library or CLICK HERE.

E-BOOKS ON THE CLOUD LIBRARY KIOSK
@ AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Cloud Library KioskA new Cloud Library Kiosk has been installed at the Aiken County Public Library. It allows library users a fun, interactive way to browse and discover digital content right in the library. The large touch screen shows shelves of e-books and subject lists. There are also tools which can be used to search for specific content.

You can check out books to your account where they will be waiting for download to your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. All the titles are available on the Cloud Library portion of the ABBE Digital Branch.

Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

NEW AND FREE ON THE
ABBE DIGITAL BRANCH

Movies...TV Shows...Music...Comics

No Waiting. No Holds.

The new hoopla service at the ABBE Digital Branch Library makes more than 300,000 titles immediately available for borrowing online. Patrons can check out up to 8 items per month. This is in addition to the materials already offered on our 3M Cloud Library and Overdrive services.

Immediate availability means that book club members all can check out the same titles at the same time. Materials may be streamed online or downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Graphic novel and comic fans can take advantage of the new Action View Comics reader. This new technology features bright, colorful art on full page or panel-by-panel views!

You will need your library card, PIN number, and email address to register. CLICK HERE to get started!





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