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Library announces winter programs, policies

By submitted, 01/25/22 9:17 PM

PRESCOTT/NEVADA COUNTY LIBRARY

2022 WINTER PROGRAMS/SERVICES

Prescott Nevada County Library Face Mask Policy

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors to the library are requested to wear face masks when interacting with library staff.

All library patrons must comply with building guidelines while using PNCL’s onsite facilities.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, this Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site is operating on a drop-off/pick-up basis.

FILING TAXES – Filing taxes for individuals and families in 2021, free tax help is available February 5th – April 14th.

The Central Arkansas Development Council will have a VITA volunteer at the Prescott/Nevada County Library to help prepare tax returns for individuals and families. These returns will be prepared and e-filed by IRS-certified volunteers.

Those taking advantage of this need to bring a valid photo ID, their W-2 and/or 1099, 1095A or other Marketplace insurance forms, Social Security cards for all being claimed on the return, last year’s taxes and a check for routing and account numbers so refunds can be made via direct deposit.

Volunteers will be at the library offering contactless drop-off services on:

(CURBSIDE DROP-OFF/PICK UP ONLY)

  • Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, and 4/2) ONLY

For more information, or to schedule a drop-off/pick-up appointment, call the library at (870) 887-5846. MASK ARE REQUIRED.

The library offers a variety of resources for all of its patrons. Most are free, although services like printing, faxing, hotspots, and scans do come with a small fee.

We will continue to answer phones and offer curbside service Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. till 5:15 p.m. for the foreseeable future.

Returning Library Materials and Fines: The book drop will be open to allow patrons to bring back materials they’ve been holding so our staff can start processing those materials. Late fees or fines for materials returned past their due date will continue to be waived. All returned materials can be placed in the outside book drop located in the rear of the library.

GED CLASSESFree GED classes will be offered in community. Classes begin at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday.

The GED classes will be at the Prescott/Nevada County Library, 121 W. Main St. For more information, call Ms. Patty Cole at (870) 796-0695 or contact the library call (870) 887-5846.

Technology HelpThe library is frequently a place where patrons learn how to use various forms of technology. The spread of coronavirus and social distancing impose unique difficulties in providing help with devices and on public computers. Because most technology help requires patrons and staff to be at close quarters, there will be limits on how help can be provided until social distancing recommendations are lifted.

Internet AccessInternet access is a critical resource for the community especially during times of economic distress. Patrons require internet access to apply for unemployment insurance, access social services, apply for jobs, tax documents, and access educational resources. Moreover, internet access can be provided to patrons with a limited amount of danger to both patrons and staff in increments of 45 minutes pending availability.

Checkout Material: Browse and select items for checkout inside the building or by curbside.

Meeting Room – The PNCL have a public meeting facility. Please contact the library for scheduling, questions, and policies concerning the meeting rooms.

Notary: Notarizations and legal forms available by appointment.