Ellettsville Branch

A Comfy seat awaits you at the Ellettsville Branch Library

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WELCOME!

Any time of year, visit the branch to read, play, access free Wi-fi, use our computers or attend a program. This is your library and we welcome you to try out different spaces in the library and feel at home. Stay as long as you like!

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Learning at the Ellettsville Branch Library!

Eager learners at the Library!Summer Reading programs are designed to help children retain their reading, writing and math skills throughout the summer. Of course reading is an emphasis, but programs have so much to offer that all skills are tended to at some point. These children demonstrate the eager learning we saw all summer long at the public library.

Getting ready for school is something we hear often as the first day of school approaches, but at the public library, we have been helping children get ready for school all summer long!

Readers are "digging in" at the Ellettsville Branch Library!

The Ellettsville Branch library has given out over 800 summer reading game boards in the first two weeks of the program! 

Families are digging into the collections and taking home massive amounts of materials to enjoy.

The summer is all about freedom of choice and the staff at the library loves to help readers find good books.

If you have a struggling reader or someone who has read everything, ask us for help. We specialize in finding the right book for the right person at the right time!

Happy summer!

 

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E-Reference Library

Ever wonder whether you are really getting the best info when you search Google? Does your teacher tell you NOT TO USE THE INTERNET when you do research? If the answer to these questions is yes, then try our E-Reference Library!

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What is it?

Your library has always been the best place to find reliable, up to date information for research papers, assignments and general interest. We choose encyclopedias and reference books that we know will do the job and we make them easy to get to online. Our E-Reference Library is a great collection of reliable resources you can use from home. If you have a school assignment that requires looking up information on a topic, you should use our E-Reference Library.

 

How do you get to all this great stuff?

All you need is your library card! You can pick individual books to use, or you can just search across the entire collection. Each article or topical summary provides valuable information AND will give you the appropriate citation from the source. That's important because teachers want to know what reference books you are using and the citation will show them that you used something better than Wikipedia.

 

But doesn't this count as "using the Internet"?

No. The sources in the E-Reference Library are not available on the open web. These are purchased by the library for you to use. The books included in the E-Reference Library are reliable and reputable sources that have been published regularly for many years. The only difference is that you can use them online!

All Things Taxes

ImageSpring is just around the corner and with it comes April 15th, the IRS filing deadline. Here are some links to help you with your state and federal taxes:

Tax forms

Free Electronic Filing

Check on the Status of Your Refund

Places to Get Free Tax Help

  • Broadview Learning Center
    705 West Coolidge Drive, Bloomington, 812-330-7731
    February 6 - April 11 (Call for an appointment.)
    Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
  • Ellettsville Branch Library
    600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone 812-876-3383
    February 1 - April 12 (Call for an appointment.)
    Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Saturday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington
    January 30 - March 7 (First come, first served.)
    Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Two Super Saturdays: March 2nd, March 23rd 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington
    200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington 812-332-1559 ext. 0
    January 29 - March 9 (Call for an appointment.)
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  Monroe County Public Library
    303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3050
    (AARP Tax-Aide)
    February 4 - April 12 (First come, first served)
    Monday and Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Owen County Public Library
    10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, Phone 812-829-3392 ext. 1
    February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.)
    Thursday: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • South Central Community Action Program
    1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone 812-339-3447 ext. 233
    February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.)
    Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Center,
    1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3720
    (AARP Tax-Aide)
    February 6 - April 11 (First come, first served.)
    Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Consumer Reports

Consumer ReportsAre you in the market for a new washing machine or maybe even a new car?  Not sure which model will be the better buy?  The library offers a powerful consumer research tool by providing you access to the Consumer Reports website.  ConsumerReports.org provides members with access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products.  The website also provides product reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and reviews from other users like you.  ConsumerReports.org reviews include cars, household appliances, electronics, home and garden products, and products for your kids and babies.  

Do you want to keep up on the latest consumer product news such as recalls and safety tips?   ConsumerReports.org has the most current relevant news always displayed on its homepage.  You can also sign up for the free email newsletter.  Consumer Reports operates the world's largest product testing and research lab.  On the website you can read or watch videos of how they conduct their many different tests.  ConsumerReports.org also includes a home remodeling and improvement guide that offers expert advice on keeping your project on schedule and on budget. Read more »

Try Out Our Temporary Scanner!

The Ellettsville Branch is testing out scanning options for patron use. We'll have this scanner for one month to see if it suits our needs, so come try it out! This scanner can scan photos, documents, newspaper clippings, etc. all from the simple touch menu! You can save the files to a flash drive or email them to yourself. After you've scanned, please fill out one of our survey forms and let us know what you think!

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We are thankful for the Library!

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The Ellettsville Branch is conducting Kindergarten tours and they let us know that they are thankful for the library!

There's Monsters and Then There's Monsters

ImageHorror fiction: There're a lot of arguments about what it is and isn't -- it's bloody; it doesn't have to be bloody. It's supernatural, like werewolves and ghosts; it can have just people -- they're scary enough. It's got sparkly vampires who can inexplicably run around all day; vampires don't fall in love, they fall with their fangs into your neck. Whatever version of horror you subscribe to, with Halloween coming up quickly, it's what's for dinner. Read more »

A week full of programs at the Ellettsville Branch!

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Here is a list of branch programs coming up.

Click on "Events" or get a copy of our brochure for more details if something looks interesting.

Monday:

Monday morning Preschool Story Times -- Ages 2-6

Melchoir Marionettes this Monday at 4:00 for the Family.

Movie "Hunger Games" for teens and adults -- 6:30

Tuesday:

X-Treme Team for Ages 10-14

"Mapping the Unknown"

Thursday:

Evening Story Time and Craft for families on Thursday.

Friday:

Tiny to Two for birth through age two!

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