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Announcing curbside services!

Starting Friday, May 8th. Pick-up days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please call the library at (802)626-5475, email info@cobleighlibrary.org, or place a hold through the website to make your request. Call the library when you arrive, stay in  your vehicle, and staff will bring your items to your car and place them in your trunk or backseat.  More info here.


To our library community: To slow the spread of COVID-19, The Vermont Department of Health recommends that everyone should social distance and stay at least six feet away from one another.  Anybody feeling sick, especially with symptoms that include fever, shortness of breath, and cough or aches and pains, should stay home.  As this outbreak unfolds we’ll remain a resource to the community.  All groups that meet at the library are discontinued :

Vermont Humanities Reading Discussion Program is moving to June, July, and August on zoom.  See events page.

Storytimes will be published online weekly. Click here for storytimes.

Staying home does not mean you can’t access library services!  Our online offerings include audio and e-books through Overdrive/Libby, classes and certifications through Learning Express, and Vermont Online Library, offering reference material on a huge variety of topics, for all ages. There is Universal Class where people can learn and brush up on a variety of skills through these non-credited courses.  The library staff are available by email to help with any access issues to these online tools.   If you need a library card send us your mailing address and town of residence as well as your phone number and email Click Here.

Here is more information:
Disaster Assistance for Businesses
Vermont Business Resources

The Dept. of Labor :  Click Here to fill out the electronic form for new claims.
You can file by calling 1-877-214-3330.  Work search requirement is waived at this time.  If you need more information, here is a new guide VDOL_COVIDClaimant_FAQBook_040620

50 ways to Stay Sane
The National Suicide Prevention toll free number is 1-800-273-8255.  Crisis text line is 741741. VT number is 1-800-639-6360.  We are in this together.

People experiencing domestic violence do not have to adhere to the stay at home order:

Resources recommended by law enforcement and advocates include:

  • Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence
  • Vermont Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-228-7395.
  • Vermont Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-489-7273.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233.
  • If you’re unable to speak safely: Log onto thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • If you are in an emergency situation: Call 911.

Federal and state income taxes are now due July 15th.

If you are worried about paying your mortgage get in touch with your lender because there may be ways to extend your credit without incurring penalties.  You must ask what they have it place, as it will not happen automatically.

Building Bright Futures Resources (best viewed in Chrome)

Centers for Disease Control

Coronavirus COVID-19 news

Unemployment

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know

World Health Organization

 

TAX 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.

 

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!



Universal Classroom- Click to Login or Sign Up for a Class!

Quick Facts
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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For more information
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