2021 Tax Forms

We are awaiting tax forms and booklets for the 2021 tax year filing season. Please keep checking our web site to find out if these materials have arrived.

You can obtain additional Forms and Instructions through:

      • Forms and publications – to view and download.
      • Order forms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail.
      • 1(800) 829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail.

The library can print tax forms if you are unable to do so. Please call us at 512.930.3551 at least 24 hours in advance of visiting the library and let us know the exact form that you need printed. The forms will then be available for pickup at the circulation desk the next day. Entire instructional booklets are not available for printing.

Tax Preparation Assistance

Prepare your taxes on your own at myfreetaxes.com.

The Foundation Communities will operate The Prosper Tax Help centers by appointment only this year, and are not accepting walk-ins. For help scheduling or cancelling an appointment, call 211 or 737-717-4000, or schedule an appointment online.

      • Eligibility: To qualify for Prosper Tax Help, your 2021 annual income must be less than $50,000 if you are a single filer and below $75,000 if you have a household of 2-4 people. The annual limit goes up by $5,000 for each additional household member (e.g., $80,000 for a household of 5). They are offering two types of appointments this year: Tax Preparation and Drop-Off Intake.
      • They will be open at 6 locations this season:

       – Prosper Center South, 2900 S IH 35 Svc Rd, Austin, TX 78704
      – Prosper Center North, 5900 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
      – Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78665
      – Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741
      – Goodwill Community Center, 1015 Norwood Park, Austin, TX 78753
      – Turner Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin, TX 78724

The United Way of Williamson County will also be providing free tax preparation services at two locations one in Round Rock and one in Taylor.

    • Round Rock
      St. John Vianney Catholic Church (The Bosco House), 3201 Sunrise Rd., Round Rock, TX 78665
      Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays February 1 – April 12
      Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 – 5:30 pm
      Saturdays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
      All days: No new customers accepted 30 minutes prior to closing time
    • Taylor
      Taylor Library, 801 Vance St., Taylor, TX 76574
      Open on Saturdays January 29 – April 16 (closed on March 19)
      11:30 am – 3:30 pm
      No new customers accepted after 3 pm

Free SAT Practice Test

Sign up for a free practice SAT test! Sponsored by Woodlands Test Prep. SAT practice test is on February 5 at 9:30 a.m.

  • These practice tests are free and open to the public.
  • Sign up is required, you can sign up here.
  • Recommended arrival time is 9 a.m.

Woodlands Test Prep

Adultish Make Something New

The new year comes with all kinds of resolutions-move more, eat better, organize your stuff. The GPL wants you to MAKE something new this year on 1/7 at 7 p.m.

Register for this program to make mini art and participate in our mini art show. You will be able to paint or draw on a tiny canvas, use clay to make miniature masterpieces, or get knotty with macrame. The items you create will be displayed for the month in our Library display cases.

This event is free and open to the public ages 18+. Registration is required and opens on 12/29 at 6 p.m. Have any questions about this event? Contact the Library at 512.930.3551.

Holiday Hours Begin 12/20

The Library will begin observing holiday hours on Monday, December 20, as follows:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

The Library will be closed all-day:
Friday, December 24-Monday, December 27 for Christmas
Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 for New Year’s Day observances

Regular Library hours will resume on Sunday, 1/2 at noon. The staff at Georgetown Public Library wish you and your family a happy holiday season!

 

GPL World Cinema returns!

GPL World Cinema returns this January! We have a slate for January featuring Another Round. GPL World Cinema is the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available on the first of each screenings scheduled month. Screenings are for adults ages 18+.

Click here to register for free tickets. 

Another Round | January 12 | 6:30 p.m.: Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Update as of 1/12: The February screening of Respect has been postponed at this time. More information will be forthcoming when it has been rescheduled.

December Take and Makes

December take and make this month from the GPL:

  • Preschool age kids have a bubble kit and suggested activities. Register here.
  • Kids have a holiday kazoos. (Sorry, parents. We couldn’t resist.) Your kazoo kit comes with foam stickers to make a reindeer, snowman, or polar bear.  Register here.
  • Teens have 3D snowflake kits. Register here.
  • Adults can register for a mulled spices kit, guaranteed to make your home smell amazing and your cider taste great! Register here. Register here.

Kits will be available for registration from 12/7 at 6 p.m. until 12/13 or all kits are claimed. Kits will be available for pick up from 12/14-12/20. Kits are limited and registration is required.

December is Giving Season!

Help the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library raise $33,000 during Giving Season! The second annual fundraising campaign begins December 1 and runs until midnight on December 31.

Our Friends support the Library with your generous donations. Below are just a few examples:

  •     WOW!Mobile and WOW:HD, our bookmobile and home delivery vans
  •     Live Music Sunday, every 3rd Sunday in the meeting rooms
  •     Second-Hand Prose used bookstore sales
  •     Printed collections and Book Club in a Bag kits

Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable gift by visiting https://folgeorgetown.org/product/donation. If you prefer to mail a check, please send it to Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626. Make checks payable to Friends of the Georgetown Public Library and write on the memo line Giving Season.

We appreciate your continued support!

 

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage month. During this month, we uplift the voices of the Indigenous people from this land.

Visit the Library for displays of historical items as well as books and other media you can check out to explore and understand the culture and heritage of Native Americans.
Informational links:
Recommended reading and item lists:

December Events for All

This December, the Library is celebrating the holiday season with events for all!

All ages are welcome to an outdoor screening of It’s a Wonderful Life on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your own chair, as this screening is in the parking lot. The film will begin around dusk at 6 p.m.

UPDATE: Due to higher than anticipated winds, the screening has been moved indoors. Still plan to bring a blanket or chair, as the film will be screened in the kid’s room and seating is limited. 

Kiddos and families can join us on Dec. 11  for a Winter Wonderland! This event is a come and go event with crafts, activities, and fun for families. Visit us at any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 for holiday fun!

Tweens ages 9-12 will compete in an Nailed It! Holiday edition event. Can you create a wonderfully terrible cupcake? This event is on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. and is ticketed. Tickets will be available for pick up at the kids desk one hour before this event.

Teens ages 12-18 will watch a holiday sing along edition of Elf! They will have pizza and snacks. This event is on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. and is ticketed. Tickets will be available for pick up at the kids desk one hour before this event.

If you have any questions about our events, please contact the Library at 512.930.3551.