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VERMONT JUMP$TART COALITION

MISSION: TO IMPROVE THE FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS OF VERMONT YOUTH.

Student Video Contest
Making Money Means Making Decisions

ABOUT THE CONTEST: This is a contest to create an original video that delivers information about the importance of responsibly managing money. The contest is sponsored by the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition, with support provided by the Vermont Access Network and the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office.
Vermont students enrolled in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 of a school or technical career center, or grade 7, 8 9, 10, 11, or 12 students who are approved for homeschool study as permitted by the rules of home study enrollment.
The 1st place prize is $750 total. The 2nd place prize is $250 total. Prize levels are the same for an individual student or for student teams that submit as a group.   Click here for more information.

TAX SEASON INFORMATION

The library has a limited number of free preprinted tax forms and will print any form for free.  There are two state instruction booklets for in-library use.  The library does not have instruction booklets to give out.

Vermont personal income tax forms for individuals are  here https://tax.vermont.gov/tax-forms-and-publications/individuals

Federal form and instructions are here https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions.

The Vermont Department of Taxes is encouraging e-filing using commercial software, but tax forms and instructions are also available online at tax.vermont.gov/forms-and-publications. To order forms, call (855)297-5600 or email tax.formsrequest@vermont.gov.

65% of Vermonters qualify to e-file their income taxes for free.  Find out if you do at tax.vermont.gov/free-file. The MyFree Taxes Partnership provides free federal and Vermont e-filing for qualified individuals.  Are you eligible? Find out at myfreetaxes.com.

Taxpayers may file the following online at myVTax.vermont.gov: Homestead Declaration, Property Tax Credit Claim, Renter Rebate Claim and Landlord Certificate.  This is also where taxpayers will find the “Check the status of your return” service.

Need tax help?

You may be eligible for free tax help through the IRS, AARP or MyFreeTaxes.com.  To learn where to find tax help, visit tax.vermont.gov/free-prep.

Important Notice for HI-144 Filers!! Due to the late passage of the “tax extenders” legislation by the U. S. Congress, Schedule HI-144, Household Income, has been changed. This schedule must be filed with a Property Tax Credit Claim or a Renter Rebate Claim.

On page 2 of Schedule HI-144, Line r5 Tuition and Fees allowed as an adjustment from federal form 1040 (Schedule 1) has been added.  What you need to do: if you do NOT qualify to claim the Tuition and Fees adjustment on federal Schedule 1, line 21, you may use Schedule HI-144 from the booklet.

OR

If you qualify to claim the Tuition and Fees adjustment, on federal Schedule 1, line 21, you should obtain a corrected Schedule HI-144 by doing one of the following:
1. Download Schedule HI-144 at tax.vermont.gov/forms and print the form.

2. Order Schedule H1-144 by calling (802) 828-2515 or (855)297-5600 (toll-free in Vermont or email tax.formsrequest@vermont.gov.

 

Perception of Public Library Survey
This survey is being conducted as a research project within the Vermont Certified Public Managers program (VCPM) through the State of Vermont Center for Achievement in Public Service (CAPS).  This information is one of many steps being taken by the Department of Libraries in advance of future preparations for review of Library Standards and Statues.

LearningExpress is a new library service for people who use the library. 

LearningExpress Library is now available to all Vermonters at no charge through their library. LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. The subscription includes Job & Career Accelerator, a job and career platform where job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, write winning resumes and much more. Also included is computer Skills Center, where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels.

LearningExpress library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone, from prep for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam, nursing and medical testing prep, job interview and resume writing, computer skills, SAT, LSAT, and GRE test prep, to interactive tools to help someone choose a career. It can help someone choose a pathway in life or provide the tools to get a better job.

Click here for access!

 

 

 

 

         Join the Friends of the Cobleigh!   The Friends help fund the bookmobile!

Love the Cobleigh Library?  Please consider making a difference by joining the Friends of the Library!  The Friends work year round to keep the Books on Wheels III bookmobile on the road, promoting early literacy throughout the community. Some projects the Friends group works on are raffle baskets, coin drops and the Book Sale each fall.  Only an hour or two of time helping with any of these events can be a big help!  Stop by the library for more information.  Friends make all the difference!!

 

Donna Edwards, Marion Cleveland and Dave Webster helping at the Book Sale!

Donna Edwards, Marian Cleveland and Dave Webster helping at the Book Sale!

Susie Corbeil helping a young customer get a great deal on books!

Susie Corbeil helping a young customer get a great deal on books!

 

 



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You will need to create an account and have a valid e-mail address to sign up for courses.
You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses.
You have 6 months to finish each course.
You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.
Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail.
These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.
Cobleigh brings you Downloadable audio books from Overdrive! You can access all of their content with just your library card from the comfort of your home. Check out the new ebooks!
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