First Posted: 2/23/2013
The Abington Community Library is still experiencing delays in the shipment of IRS instructions for 2012 income tax returns and has not yet received the Reproducible Forms book which contains hundreds of forms which can be reproduced on the library’s coin operated copiers. However,
the IRS website (www.irs.gov) has access to both forms and instructions either from a home computer or from one of the library’s public computers.
There is a charge for printing when using the library’s printer. A selection of Pennsylvania forms, including the Property Tax and Rent Rebate booklet, is now available free of charge.
NEW BOOKS FOR MIDDLE GRADE READERS
“The Spindlers” – by Lauren Oliver. When Liza’s brother, Patrick, changes overnight from his irritating yet amusing self into something quite different, Liza knows exactly what has happened: the spindlers have gotten to him. She knows that she is the only one who can save him, so she goes “Below” into a vast underworld, ultimately facing her greatest challenge when she encounters the evil queen of the spindlers and must pass a series of deadly tests in order to save her brother.
“Navigating Early” – by Clare Vanderpool. When Jack Baker is placed in a boys’ boarding school in Maine, he meets Early Auden, a boy his own age, who reads the number pi as an unending story and collects clippings about sightings of a black bear in the nearby mountains. Jack’s ability to be a steadfast friend to this strange boy will be tested when they find themselves alone at school and set out for the Appalachian Trail on a quest for the great black bear. They find themselves alone, navigating mysterious and uncharted lands.
“Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers” – by David A. Adler. What does a million look like? A billion? A trillion? These huge numbers are hard to visualize, yet with the help of this book and its colorful graphics, children can begin to understand the concepts of very large quantities in a tangible way.
“Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: a Literary Cookbook” – by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Readers of all ages will learn about Jewish folktales, culture and cooking from retellings of Jewish tales from around the world paired with recipes for everything from challah to matzo brei to pomegranate couscous to rugelah. Throughout, the authors share fun facts and anecdotes about the creation of the stories and the history of the dishes, designed to encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions.