A quick listing of some of the things you might see or find at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.
It was last September that the North Judson-Wayne Township Library migrated to a new automation system. During that time we’ve run into a few problems, most of which have been resolved or are in the process of being resolved.
One of the nice things about the new system is that it did let library patrons use their old library cards while we waited for the new cards to arrive. Since January we have been upgrading our patrons to their new library cards and by the end of March the old cards will no longer be accepted by the new system.
If you haven’t been in to upgrade your library card then you are not aware of the advantages that the new library cards offer on our online catalog. Visit the library’s website (http://www.njwt.lib.in.us) and in the middle column under the photo of a mint plant you will see several websites lead off by Library Card Catalog. Click this and it will take you to our online card catalog.
Obviously you will be able to do a basic search by title, author, subject, series and keyword; but, you can also use Lexile measure and AR (Accelerated Reader Level). There is also a menu on the left of the page which will let you do an Advanced search. Here you can add the Form you are looking for (book, CD, DVD, periodical) and what Collection to search (Adult Fiction, Adult Biography, Easy Books, Easy Readers, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Young Adult, etc.). You also have the options to just Browse or see what DVDs we own.
When your search opens you just have to click on the title of the item for more information. It will tell you:
- If the book is available or checked out
- How many copies the library owns
- If the book has a Lexile or Accelerated Reader level and the number of points
- An option to create a review of the book (subject to editing by a member of the library staff before it is published)
- Under the book cover you have the options of :
- Placing a reserve on the item
- Emailing the information to yourself
- Add to list (which doesn’t appear to be working just yet but should in the future.)
With your new library card come new privileges with our online catalog. When you click on My Account in the left-hand menu (or Login in the upper right corner after the word Home) the Patron Login box will come up requesting your new barcode number. Once you enter that long 14 digit number a page will come up with your basic information: name, items on loan, fines owed, and materials you have placed on reserve. You will also be offered the chance to enter a password to protect your information. If you were to lose your card this would prevent anyone from accessing the information in your account.
We are also in the process on adding ebooks to the library’s collection. If all goes well, (cross your fingers) they should be available to the public by the end of May. That seems to be it for right now. We will try to keep you up to date as we discover more about the new automation system.
North Judson Public Library is conducting their semi-annual drive for donations of non-food Items for CADA (Coalition Against Domestic Abuse) in February.
Items can be dropped off at the library any time during February.
- paper towels,
- plastic wrap,
- plastic bags,
- dish detergent,
- laundry soap,
- dryer sheets,
- tooth brushes,
- (no shampoo needed),
- Any cash donations would be converted into store gift cards.
Thank you for your donations.
By: Ben Haut, WKVI
Published: February 4th, 2014
Close to 1 million Hoosiers will qualify to file their federal and state taxes online this tax season. Indiana Freefile offers free federal and state tax filing online to taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less during 2013.
More than 119,000 taxpayers used Infreefile last year to file their taxes by visiting www.freefile.dor.in.gov. There, you can see if you qualify for INfreefile based on the vendors’ options. If they qualify, all taxpayers have to do is click the vendor of their choice and complete their tax returns online.
This year, six vendors provide an easy and secure way to file taxes online. The vendors participating in INfreefile include 1040Now, H&R Block, OLT OnLine Taxes, TaxAct, TaxSlayer and Turbo Tax.
There are many advantages to electronically filing, including faster refunds, typically less than two weeks; better security, with fewer people seeing your information; higher return or lower amount due; and better accuracy, with a 2 percent error rate versus 20 percent for paper returns.
If taxpayers have any questions specific to their return, the department encourages them to visit www.in.gov/dor/3392.htm or call (317) 232-2240.
Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the North Judson- Wayne Township Public Library on Thursday, March 20, at 2 pm. The program is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Jamerson will tell stories, show a short video, read excerpts from his novel and play original songs with his guitar. He has presented his program at CCC reunions, and at CCC built state and national parks around the country. In this nostalgia filled program, he talks about people both ordinary and extraordinary; and shares stories of wit, strength and charm.
Some songs Jamerson performs, include Chowtime, a fun look at the camp food, City Slicker, which tells of the mischief the young men get into in the woods, Borrowed Mom, is the story of an orphan who finds a mother, and Tree Plantin’, Fire Fightin’ Blues tells of the hardships of work. The folk songs range from heartwarming ballads to foot stomping jigs. The stories and songs are as educational as they are entertaining, as honest as they are fun.
Jamerson has produced a dozen documentaries for Michigan Public Television, and recorded many songs on historical subjects. In his presentation, he shares stories he has picked up first hand from former CCC Boys he has met over the years. Audience members are encouraged to bring photo albums or other CCC memorabilia. For more information about the program please call the library at 896-2841 or visit billjamerson.com.
Indiana libraries have received a letter from the Indiana
Department of Revenue regarding the popular Indiana state income tax forms and
online services. They reported their intentions to provide tax forms and
booklets to Indiana libraries, along with downloadable
forms and booklets. Many libraries make these files available to their patrons by
saving the files, or linking them directly to the desktop of each public access
computer. This makes it easy for patrons to access and print whatever form they
Because the department offers so many electronic options to
taxpayers, fewer people are filing by paper (only about 20 percent). Due to the decline in paper filings,
the department will mail forms and booklets based on last year’s orders with a
reduction of 10 percent. Please note the IT-40PNR
Booklet will not be included in the library shipments this year due to a very
limited number of taxpayers who filed it last year. Taxpayers can download the
IT-40PNR as well as other forms or booklets online or call 317-615-2581 to
have an IT-40PNR Booklet mailed to them. For other tax filing questions, please direct
patrons to www.in.gov/dor/3392.htm.
Reorders online will be very limited this year. To make the forms
and booklets your library receives last longer we ask you to encourage patrons
to file electronically and to limit the number of tax forms taken to one per
patron. Indiana will again offer INfreefile as a free electronic
The benefits to using INfreefile include:
refunds as quickly as possible
Hoosiers to file both federal and state tax returns at no cost assuming
certain income criteria are met
- A simple
question-and-answer format from professional tax companies