Guilderland Library Notes for Friday, January 3, 2014

Tweens in grades 3 through 6 are invited to the Guilderland Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 2, to celebrate the New Year with a Wii Just Dance Party.

Using the popular Wii games on the big screen, we will dance in the New Year. We will enjoy some sparkly soda and fortune cookies while we rest our dancing feet. We’ve got the hula hoops, party lights, and all we need is you.

Volunteers needed

Calling all teens entering grades 7 through 12: If you enjoy working with children, want to earn some volunteer hours, and add activities to your college applications, then you should sign up for the Book Buddies Training being held at the library on Friday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m.

The library needs you to commit to being a Book Buddy; in this program, you will spend time once a week reading with a younger child in grades one through four and encouraging them in their reading skills.

This program will run on Tuesdays for monthly sessions from January to April.  You are able to choose how many months out of the four you would like to do.

Downton Abbey tea party

Join your fellow Downton Abbey fans for an afternoon tea at the library on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. There will be refreshments, but probably not those annoying little cucumber sandwiches. You’ll all have a proper good time watching Downton Abbey’s season three finale – The Christmas Special – whilst preparing yourselves to view season four which begins Jan. 5.

AARP’s Taxaide Program 

Requests for appointments will be accepted no sooner than Monday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. To make an appointment, please visit the library or call 456-2400, ext. 2.

Starting Monday, Feb. 3, and continuing through April 14, the AARP Taxaide Program will provide free tax preparation and e-filing services on Mondays and Saturdays at the library.

All Taxaide volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS. They prepare personal Federal and New York State tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes.

You must make an appointment for this service; separate appointments are required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of your 2012 return and all 2013 W-2s, 1099 statements, the purchase date and cost basis for any investments you sold, and supporting documents if you plan to itemize deductions. Taxaide volunteers are not able to complete returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C, or if you have a Health Savings Account. If filing a joint return, both taxpayers need to be present except in cases of illness or infirmity.

Library info

 For more information about the library, call the library at 456-2400, or e-mail us at .  The library is located at 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. Visit the library’s website at Check out the “unofficial” library updates at, follow the library on Twitter @GuilderlandLib, and get music information and free downloads on the library’s Freegal page. It all starts at