Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter Reading for K-12th

 Starting January 30, 2012, our second annual Winter Reading Program will begin.  The program will be divided into 3 levels: K-3rd Grade, 4th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade.  The theme for the K-3rd Grade and 9th-12th Grade sections will again be "Read to a BINGO!"  BINGO cards may be downloaded below or picked up in person at the library.
     The 4th-8th Grades have the opportunity to be part of something very special.  They will have the opportunity to vote for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award.
ONLY 4TH-8TH GRADERS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS GET TO VOTE FOR THIS AWARD!! Their BINGO card is also available for download below or can be picked up in person at the library. We will be having Caudill Book Talks February 2 & Februry 9 at 3:15-4:45 P.M. For summaries and book questions please click here.
     As always, this program is also available to Homeschooled Students!
Download your class's Bingo Card below:

Friday, January 13, 2012

January News from the LME Library

Lots of great things are happening at the Lillie M. Evans Library!  At the beginning of the year, we launched our updated website at  These changes make it easier for you to locate resources and easier for us to keep the site current.  We hope you like the changes and we look forward to adding more resources to our site!

If you are a fan of The Biggest Loser reality show, now is your chance to compete in our local version. The LME Biggest Loser (season 3!) program runs from January 11-February 29th and can help you to shed pounds and get fit. Weekly weigh-ins started Jan 11 and will be at the library on Wednesdays between 10a-8p. Sign-up at the library and pick up a player packet.  More information can be found at: 

When the Lillie M. Evans Library kicked off Food 4 Fines its Foods-4-Fines program at the Princeville Holiday Homecoming Celebration, we had no idea what to expect. From November 28th thru December 23rd, the library accepted nonperishable foods items in lieu of fines. For each item donated, the library forgave $1 of fines. 55 library patrons donated articles ranging from paper towels to canned food.  These donations brought in 340 pounds to the local food pantry and erased over $200 in fines.  There were also some without fines who wished to donate, and we gladly accepted those donations.  Thank you Princeville community for your generosity!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tax assistance

Looking for help with your taxes?  Unfortunately, the Lillie M. Evans Library does not have any tax volunteers, but there are several ways to find taxpayer assistance for low-to-middle income or for people over age 60.  Here are some links to find local resources:

As part of the IRS-sponsored TCE Program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program at over 6,000 sites nationwide during the filing season. Trained and certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors help people of low-to-middle income with special attention to people age 60 and older. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or use the Tax-Aide Locator on AARP's Internet site at:

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in IL can be found at:

In addition, the IRS has a listing of nationwide free tax preparation sites by state at:

IL Legal Aid article has an article on “How do I File a Tax Return?” with some helpful suggestions.  It can be found at:

The IRS recommends bringing the following documents when receiving tax payer assistance:
  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Proof of Foreign status if applying for an ITN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check   
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number)
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

LME Biggest Loser, Season 3

If you are a fan of The Biggest Loser reality show, now is your chance to compete in our local version. The LME Biggest Loser (season 3!) program runs from January 11-February 29th and can help you to shed pounds and get fit. Participants compete for prizes during the 8 week program which are on display just inside our Walnut Street entrance. The grand prize will be a $50 gift card!

If you haven't registered yet you can still join. Call or come into the library to register and pickup a player packet.  Weekly weigh-ins start Jan 11 and will be at the library on Wednesdays between 10a-8p. There are lots of opportunities to attend programs and workout session. 

Don't forget, we have fitness classes FIVE DAYS A WEEK!
Yoga - Monday & Friday @ 9:15am
Zumba - Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:15pm
Workout Wednesday @ 5pm  (We start with basic stretching and warm-ups then workout with a fitness DVD. There's a new workout each week and it's a great way to try out a new routine or get some variety to your workouts.)

Start your new year's resolution off right and join us for LME Biggest Loser, Season 3!