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Wednesday, January 26, 2011                 Issue No. 65


In this issue:
Winter Blahs? Library to the Rescue!
Consumer Reports Online
Tax Forms & AARP Assistance
Update Your Library Card Information
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, & CD's
Movie Theatre @ Your Library
Library Events
Community Information Network
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS
The Zone for Teens
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YouTube Wauconda Area Info Mango Languages
Wireless Printing Live Homework Help E-Pay



Winter blahs got you down?

By this time, we're all sick of winter. Will it ever end? Have your new year's resolutions already come and gone? Need a little inspiration or pick-me-up?

The library to the rescue!

For children with cabin fever!

Please register in advance.

Our staff is also happy to help connect you with our thousands of books, movies, CDs, video games, magazines and more. Call us at 847-526-6225 or email us at


Headed to the Chicago Auto Show? Need a new cell phone? Is the washing machine on its last legs?

Get the info you need before you buy, with

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Consumer Reports Online

The library subscribes to Consumer Reports Online, which provides ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, appliances, electronics, home and garden, baby products, toys and more.

To start searching Consumer Reports:

  1. Go to the library's website at
  2. Click on Research & the Internet.
  3. Click on Online Databases by Title. Select Consumer Reports.
  4. You will need to enter in your 14-digit Wauconda Area Library card number.

If you need additional assistance or have any questions, please contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225 ext. 203 or email us


Tax Forms
Tax Forms

Many income tax forms are available at the library beginning in February.  The forms are located across from the Adult Services Reference Desk. Tax forms and instructions can also be photocopied or printed from the Internet for $.10 per page. 

Please be aware that library staff cannot answer your tax questions or tell you which tax form to use. 

AARP Tax Assistance

Free income tax assistance is available for seniors 55 or older with simple returns. Appointments begin mid-February and are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments must be made in advance at the Adult Services Reference Desk or by calling 847-526-6225 x203.

Click here for additional tax resources.


Do we have your current contact information?

In the event that the library needs to contact you (for a hold or any other question pertaining your library account), it is important that we have your current contact information.  Are your phone number and address up-to-date?  Stop by the library - any Circulation staff associate will be available to update your record. You can also call the library at 847-526-6225 or email us at

Wauconda Area Library       801 N. Main St.       Wauconda , IL  60084      847-526-6225