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The library is answering community needs through services for children and adults

The Molalla Public Library is offering some interesting and exciting programs for February. Among these are forms for taxes and STEAM activities for kids.

Tax rules this year are quite complicated. Federal booklets are available at the library for people that need them. The IRS forms the library receives are expected about the middle of this month and can be downloaded through the library's computers and reprinted at a cost of $0.10 per page.

"People can go to and get the form that's needed," said Diana Hadley, library director. "However, we can't tell anyone what form they need or how to fill it out," she added. None of the librarians are IRS or accounting experts.

But they can get help through the Molalla Adult Center, which has a program designed for seniors and those with low incomes. "We partner with AARP to provide tax aid services," Cecily Rose, director of the Adult Center told the Pioneer. The service is offered every Wednesday from Feb.6 to April 10, by making an appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by contacting the center at 503-829-4214.

Fun programs for children and adults will happen at the library all during the month. But there are several that are even more special. On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. adults can have fun with Facilitator Linda Dundon making and stamping cards. Adults only are invited and asked to sign up to join the fun.

On Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m. children from pre-kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to make their own Valentine's Day cards. Older siblings are welcome. A week later on Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m. is Lego Club. On Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of every month is STEAM Club for grades 3 through high school. The February theme is an Escape Room. On Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. there's also a STEAM Club for the younger set—pre-kindergarten through second grade called Discovery Club.

Parents and the really young ones are invited to Storytime on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Don't forget, the library is open to all answering what the community wants, says Hadley.

Carol Rosen
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