Tax Season is here, and your hometown libraries are ready to help you find the resources you need to file your taxes. This year, taxes must be filed by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Each of the 11 PLS branches is equipped to help you locate, download, and print your federal or state tax forms. Library cardholders may file their taxes online from library computers, but library staff is not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms.
- Standard charges for printing or photocopying apply. Black and white prints or copies are $0.15 per page. Color prints or copies are $0.30 per page.
- Hometown libraries are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.
Use the following information to find Oklahoma and federal tax forms online and other tax assistance resources:
The Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will host a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Lowry Room of the library.
This training is specifically designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language in Cleveland County. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 405-701-2682.
The library system provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners, both for ESL students and also for native speakers of English who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system’s hometown libraries.
Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills. Tutors must be age 18 or older and be high school graduates. Tutors will receive information at the tutoring session as well as a plan to follow as they work with their students.
Students in 3rd - 12th grade are invited to vote for the Sequoyah Book Award 2015 winners. If you have read or listened to at least 3 books from the lists below, please VOTE HERE for your favorite title. Voting is open until March 15.
- Children's 2015 Masterlist (3rd - 5th grade)
- Intermediate 2015 Masterlist (6th - 8th grade)
- High School 2015 Masterlist (9th - 12th grade)
The new year has begun, and we hope you are as pumped as we are about it! This year, we invite all of you to embark on the journey of taking on a great reading challenge, known as the 2015 Reading Challenge by Popsugar. You can find the full list here, so feel free to print it out and use it as a handy bookmark. Each month we will highlight four to five categories from the list, offer at least one book for each age group for each category, and then provide you all with more resources so you can find interesting books for each category. Also, join us on our Facebook page and tell us what you've read and which category it covered.
Let's get started on our January highlights!
A Funny Book
Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
After losing her job and being killed in an unfortunate car accident, fashion savvy Betsy Taylor becomes one of the undead and, with the help of her newfound friends, the lure of designer shoes, and a sexy vampire, must destroy an obnoxious, power-hungry vampire enemy and fulfill her apparent destiny as the prophesied vampire queen.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
What? A princess?? Me??? Yeah, right. Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
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