Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:20 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Erlene Gideon and Ann Crowder-Sanders. Alice Snodgrass was unable to attend, and Megan Hill attended as a guest.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the February minutes, Ann made a motion to accept the minutes, Erlene seconded, and the minutes were approved as written.
- The February statistics were presented, and the stats for both libraries were a little down because of the 3 snowstorms in a row that closed both buildings for several days.
- Carrie is starting to attend evening family events at the McDonald County schools, to hand out information about the Summer Reading Program.
- The Noel library will have new flooring put in this month, which will mean the entire collection must be moved out into a moving van until the floor is installed. Also, the new shelves have been ordered with Equalization funds and will also be arriving this month.
- On Friday, March 11th, the entire staff closed the libraries from noon to 4 p.m. and had a county-wide staff meeting. The Southwest City library grand opening was discussed, as was the upcoming Summer Reading Program. Then the staff received training about our new OverDrive downloading system that we are able to make available to our patrons. We joined a state-wide consortium which made our fees manageable, and we can provide our patrons with downloadable ebooks and audio books.
- The Southwest City Library grand opening will be held on Saturday, May 7th and both Noel and Pineville will close their libraries that day so the entire staff can be in attendance.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for March 12th, 2011
No matter if you are snowed in at home, or traveling on the road, your Internet access allows you to easily access the library!
- See All the Items that are checked out on your account.
- Renew Items that are due soon.
- Reserve Items that is currently checked out. When the item is available we will notify you.
- Add an Item to your “Bookbag” – this is a great way to remember and re-locate books and DVD’s that you might want to check out in the future.
- And still more…
It is very easy… Here’s how: Continue reading Spotlight on: Accessing Your Account Online
Taxes, taxes, taxes… Benjamin Franklin famously said: “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.”
But you can get back some of that excess money the IRS borrowed from you last year… The Pineville library has free paper copies of several of the most common tax forms and instructions. And if we don’t have what you need, here are the links to Federal and State forms you may need:
IRS Federal Forms & Instructions
Missouri State Department of Revenue Forms & Instructions
Arkansas State Department of Finance and Administration Forms & Instructions
Oklahoma State Tax Commission Forms & Instructions
Also, remember that trained volunteers at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offer free tax filing assistance during “tax season.”
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Ann Crowder-Sanders and Erlene Gideon. Sheila Owens and Rachel Abercrombie were unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the January minutes, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Erlene seconded, and it passed unanimously.
Director’s Report –
- Carrie presented the January statistics.
- Carrie bragged on the staff and their dedication to keeping the library open during the many snow storms every day that was possible.
- Charlie Brown will be attending MOREnet’s technical conference at Tan-Tar-A, most of which has been funded by MOREnet.
- Carrie attended the Missouri State Librarian’s legislative update, and presented a list of bills which could potentially involve public libraries.
- The library received the 2011 Targeted Collections Grant totally $4100 worth of juvenile award winning titles and health and medicine books.
- The library also was notified that they received almost $20,000 in Equalization funds.
- As part of the Equalization expenditures, Carrie would like to purchase new adjustable shelving for the Noel library. The Noel Housing Authority is also doing some construction projects in the library, including new flooring. The library would love to have a grand opening at the Noel Library before the SW City grand opening, just to let Noel know that we fully support their library.
- The ordering and processing for SW City continues. The staff are all involved in the processing and the new library will be all ready to open by May.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for February 12th, 2011
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
Trained volunteers at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offer free tax filing assistance . This year’s assistance begins February 2nd and continues through April 13th. Volunteers are available only one day a week, Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m. at the American Legion building located at 103 Beeman Street in Pineville. Anyone, regardless of age, can use a VITA site for assistance. VITA volunteers help taxpayers prepare basic tax return forms. The general guideline is a limit of $49,000 a year for household income. There are no scheduled appointments- walk in only. First come-first served.
FORMS TO BRING TO A TAX ASSISTANCE SITE
When visiting VITA site, bring the following:
- Photo ID for Caller (and/or spouse, if filing jointly)
- If married filing jointly, both spouses must attend appointment.
- Social security cards for every member of the family (if a card is lost, the taxpayer must contact the social security administration to replace card prior to having taxes prepared)
- W-2s and/or 1099’s from ALL jobs worked in 2009
- A check from the taxpayer’s checking account or a savings account number for direct deposit (NOTE: The taxpayer can open a bank account or cash card at the tax site for direct deposit if they do not have an existing account.)
- Interest statements from financial institutions (if applicable)
- Tuition and student loan information (if applicable)
- Documentation from daycare provider, if taxpayer paid for child care in 2009
- Any other income information or IRS notices received
- Copy of last years tax return
Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing our libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information. Gale PowerSearch helps researchers save time through a streamlined common user interface that can be customized to match your skill levels and habits.
Gale PowerSearch features:
- Downloadable audio versions of articles in MP3 format
- Language translator in eleven languages including Spanish, French, simplified Chinese and others
- Readspeaker technology (text-to-speech)
- Tabbed results for easy source identification
- User friendly homepage with easy-to-navigate links
- and much more…
Since GALE PowerSearch is a paid subscription service, it is not normally accessible from outside the library, but we are able to offer you access to it via the McDonald County Library public computers and on our wireless network.
Stop by our library and give it a try…
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Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Erlene Gideon and Ann Crowder-Sanders. Charlie Brown attended as a guest.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the December minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve the minutes with one correction — to add Jay Mitchell’s last name in Old Business. Rachel seconded, and the minutes were passed unanimously with the one change.
- Carrie presented the December and year-end statistics.
- Once again, the library collection donations for Crosslines in lieu of fines in December, and raised over $780. This not only provides a donation to a worthy cause, but also allows patrons to clear their large fines for a lot less money to start the new year off with a clean slate.
- Carrie will present the Jesse James presentation to the Noel Senior Center this next week, weather permitting.
- The entire staff has been hard at work processing the many boxes of new materials for Southwest City.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for January 8th, 2011
Click to view VHS
Click to view Books & Magazines
Click to view DVD
Available at the Pineville Library…
- DVD’s … $2
- VHS … $1
- Audiobooks … $1
- Hardcovers … $1
- Paperbacks … 25 cents
- Magazines … 25 cents
(a few special titles may be slightly more)
Click on any of the thumbnail photos above to zoom to full size, so you may read the titles available.
First Come, First Served! Get them before they’re gone.
Once again we’re recommending one of our favorite FREE software programs, that you can download directly to your home PC or laptop!
This week’s featured freeware program: FrameSize 2
If you or someone you know got one of those increasingly popular Digital Photo Frames for Christmas, you’ll love this week’s Featured Freeware… Those frames are very nice, except typically they come in widescreen (16:9) sizes. Which is great for movies, but less great for digital photos which are commonly taken by digital cameras in a non-widescreen format (usually 4:3). This results in the photo frame having to display the image matted with ugly black bars down the sides, or cropped by losing the top and bottom of the picture, or “smushed / stretched” all out of proportion.
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