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Santa's Special Present Drop-Off

Beginning Wednesday, December 6

Santa will be making an overnight stop at the library the first week of December to drop off goodies for the little ones aged 0 to 5. He tells us he will be here overnight December 5 and the gifts will be ready for pickup by parents on December 6 starting at 9:00 am, while supplies last.


VITA Tax Prep Volunteers Needed!

Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call Robin at 219-873-3049.

'Tis the season of giving. Collecting food, hats, mittens, and more.

Library Holiday Collections

The library is collecting mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves during the holidays to decorate our holiday tree. Donations will go to a local shelter. We are also collecting items for Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. Stepping Stone’s mission is “To empower our community to live without violence. We achieve this through advocacy, research, education, and community engagement.”

Their most needed items are:

Bedding: Twin bed sheets, bath and hand towels, area rugs 4×6 or larger.
Hygiene items: Lysol spray, Pine-Sol, food safe gloves, laundry soap, large heavy duty garbage bags 35-55 gallons, new broom and dustpans.
Paper products: paper plates, plastic cutlery, paper towels, copy paper, and septic safe toilet paper.

Monetary donations are also welcome. Contact the Circulation Desk for more information at 219-873-3042.

Drop items in the box near Youth Services through January 2. Thank you for remembering those in need!

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