Ellettsville Branch

Learning at the Ellettsville Branch Library!

Eager learners at the Library!Summer Reading programs are designed to help children retain their reading, writing and math skills throughout the summer. Of course reading is an emphasis, but programs have so much to offer that all skills are tended to at some point. These children demonstrate the eager learning we saw all summer long at the public library.

Getting ready for school is something we hear often as the first day of school approaches, but at the public library, we have been helping children get ready for school all summer long!

Readers are "digging in" at the Ellettsville Branch Library!

The Ellettsville Branch library has given out over 800 summer reading game boards in the first two weeks of the program! 

Families are digging into the collections and taking home massive amounts of materials to enjoy.

The summer is all about freedom of choice and the staff at the library loves to help readers find good books.

If you have a struggling reader or someone who has read everything, ask us for help. We specialize in finding the right book for the right person at the right time!

Happy summer!



All Things Taxes

ImageSpring is just around the corner and with it comes April 15th, the IRS filing deadline. Here are some links to help you with your state and federal taxes:

Tax forms

Free Electronic Filing

Check on the Status of Your Refund

Places to Get Free Tax Help

  • Broadview Learning Center
    705 West Coolidge Drive, Bloomington, 812-330-7731
    February 6 - April 11 (Call for an appointment.)
    Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

  • Ellettsville Branch Library
    600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone 812-876-3383
    February 1 - April 12 (Call for an appointment.)
    Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Saturday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington
    January 30 - March 7 (First come, first served.)
    Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Two Super Saturdays: March 2nd, March 23rd 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington
    200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington 812-332-1559 ext. 0
    January 29 - March 9 (Call for an appointment.)
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  •  Monroe County Public Library
    303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3050
    (AARP Tax-Aide)
    February 4 - April 12 (First come, first served)
    Monday and Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

  • Owen County Public Library
    10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, Phone 812-829-3392 ext. 1
    February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.)
    Thursday: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • South Central Community Action Program
    1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone 812-339-3447 ext. 233
    February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.)
    Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Twin Lakes Recreation Center,
    1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3720
    (AARP Tax-Aide)
    February 6 - April 11 (First come, first served.)
    Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Consumer Reports

Consumer ReportsAre you in the market for a new washing machine or maybe even a new car?  Not sure which model will be the better buy?  The library offers a powerful consumer research tool by providing you access to the Consumer Reports website.  ConsumerReports.org provides members with access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products.  The website also provides product reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and reviews from other users like you.  ConsumerReports.org reviews include cars, household appliances, electronics, home and garden products, and products for your kids and babies.  

Do you want to keep up on the latest consumer product news such as recalls and safety tips?   ConsumerReports.org has the most current relevant news always displayed on its homepage.  You can also sign up for the free email newsletter.  Consumer Reports operates the world's largest product testing and research lab.  On the website you can read or watch videos of how they conduct their many different tests.  ConsumerReports.org also includes a home remodeling and improvement guide that offers expert advice on keeping your project on schedule and on budget.

Try Out Our Temporary Scanner!

The Ellettsville Branch is testing out scanning options for patron use. We'll have this scanner for one month to see if it suits our needs, so come try it out! This scanner can scan photos, documents, newspaper clippings, etc. all from the simple touch menu! You can save the files to a flash drive or email them to yourself. After you've scanned, please fill out one of our survey forms and let us know what you think!

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