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February Newsletter

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Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


Sunday, February 28th at 1:30pm

Open Mic: With Featured Act Jim Barbaro.34TF Feb OM

*All Concerts in Annex
Unless Otherwise Noted.

Tax Forms & Information


Request tax forms by mail, or find your form online and print it out yourself. Forms can be ordered by phone at the numbers listed below. Forms can be found online at the links provided below. Tax forms may be printed at the library at a reduced rate of $0.10 per page.


Forms: 1-800-829-3676

Tax Help: 1-800-829-1040

Refunds: 1-800-829-4477

Website: http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs



NEW YORK STATEny tax dept

Forms: 1-518-457-5431

Tax Help: 1-518-457-5181

Refunds: 1-518-457-5149

1099 General Info: 1-518-457-5181

Website: http://www.tax.ny.gov/forms


211 jpeg pptCall the United Way Help Line at 2-1-1 to set up an appointment for free tax preparation sponsored by the AARP Foundation and CASH Coalition. This volunteer-run tax preparation service is offered to low and moderate income taxpayers. View the flyer HERE. The United Way will be scheduling appointments starting January 12th 2016. Calls will be accepted 7 days a week 9am-7pm.

United Way Help Line: Call 2-1-1 OR 1-800-899-1479

E-Magazines! ~ A New Service For A New Year.

zinioBeginning January 1st, 2016 the Hyde Park Library is pleased to announce our library members now have access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries! Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices via web browser — or download a “Zinio for Libraries” Reader App to download and view your “checked out” magazines for reading offline (PLEASE NOTE: Apps are READERS ONLY). Browse from a collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no due dates, and no limits!

There are TWO ways to read magazines with Zinio:

  • Online in your web browser  – On a web browser, Log-in to the Zinio for Libraries website with your email and password. First-time users will have to register with their library barcode number, an email and a password. Once logged in, simply click on the cover of a magazine to stream the magazine. The full cover-to-cover issue will open and you are ready to view your magazine on your PC/Mac via online web browser streaming.
  • Offline with “Zinio for Libraries” mobile Reader Apps – Reader Apps that download magazines to your device are available for viewing and reading Zinio magazines offline.zinio_serviceUpon download of and Log-in to the app over an internet connection your Zinio Reader App will auto populate the App with the magazines you have already “checked out” via Zinio’s website. Apps are available for a variety of devices: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/Fire HD, Nook HD/HD+, Windows 8, and Blackberry Playbook from their respective App stores: Google Play for Android devices, the iTunes Store for Apple IOS devices, and the Microsoft Store for Windows devices. PLEASE NOTE: Apps are READERS ONLY – Return to the Library Collection in a web browser to browse and checkout additional magazines.

Find out more about this new service at the Mid-Hudson Library System’s “Zinio For Libraries” portal! To learn more about using Zinio for Libraries download a PDF guide HERE.

LOVE THE LIBRARY? Become An Advocate!

Dear Hyde Park Library Member,

Library funding as a budgetary priority remains uncertain for 2016 as Governor Cuomo crafts his executive budget for the coming year.

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Your voice is one of the greatest gifts you can  give to support our library and libraries across New York State. Now is the time to raise awareness about the importance of libraries and the need to not only maintain funding, but increase library funding! Please, take a moment to edit a pre-drafted NYLA letter to Governor Cuomo to to show your support, or submit the pre-drafted letter as-is.

220px-Public_Library_Advocacy_MainYou can fill out NYLA’s letter at this link: http://bit.ly/1lbuRZN

Contacting Governor Cuomo, and/or your other elected officials helps keep library funding a priority. 
New York State Representatives to contact:

Governor Andrew Cuomo
State Senator Sue Serino
Assemblymember Didi Barrett
Congressman Chris Gibson

State Senator Charles Schumer

Book Clubs @Hyde Park Free Library

General Book Club Reading List 2015

Mystery Book Club Reading List 2015

NEW – General Book Club Reading List 2016

NEW – Mystery Book Club Reading List 2016

Check our calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates & times. To inquire about or join either the General or the Mystery Book Club call us at 229-7791 Ext. 205!


Next Session: Thursday, February 11th
From 1:00pm – 4:00pm


The Hyde Park Library, in cooperation with Dutchess One Stop, is proud to offer a FREE career consulting service! Get help with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume building tips
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job referrals

Time: 2nd THURS. of every month. 1:00 – 4:00PM.

Sessions are 30 minutes each at the Hyde Park Library. To schedule an appointment email or call Dutchess One Stop Field Coordinator Meghan Lambert, Sr. Career Counselor at :

(845) 249-4644

To facilitate the process, please include your name/phone/desired appointment date & time in your email.

Appointments preferred.

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