Daycation – Five day-trips with the Peru Library

Daycations2015Join us for a day-trip.  Visit the Butterworth & Deere mansions, admire Bishop Hill, see Funks Prairie Home among other tours.

Registration is limited, fee includes transportation, admissions and lunch.

Call or stop in for details.


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Teen Bake Sale and Garden Basket Raffle

The Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is sponsoring the Garden Basket Raffle during March. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Tell  everyone Garden Basket donated by Debo'sabout the basket chock full of gardening books, seeds, tools, and other paraphernalia. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 28, all proceeds support Peru Library teen programs and materials.

Saturday, March 28 is also the annual TAG Bake Sale. It will be held in the main lobby from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Again, all proceeds go to helping the teens with programs and materials. If you love cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, or muffins, stop by the TAG Bake Sale. Shop early, shop often.

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eRead Illinois Explodes with eBooks

eread Illinois logoBarely two years old, eRead Illinois has over 18,000 eBooks in its collection ready for downloading to your tablet, Kindle, Nook, phone or computer. Begun with an LSTA grant from the State Librarian’s office, eRead Illinois has over 200 member libraries across the state. During January the eRead Illinois added 700 eAudio books to the collection. We’d love to hear your suggestions for adding titles to eRead Illinois.

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AARP Volunteers Help with Tax Returns

The first set of appointments booked so quickly, our AARP volunteers agreed to add additional appointments to our schedule. Beginning March 16th, additional tax appointments have been added on Mondays and Thursdays. Call 815-223-0229 or stop by to schedule your appointment. Appointments are in the lower level meeting room of the library.

Bring the following to your appointment:
1. Picture ID and Social Security Card
2. All W-2s and 1099R forms. If on Social Security a 2014 statement of earnings and any other forms of earnings
3. Copy of last year taxes
4. Proof of health insurance if under the age of 65
5. If married and filing jointly BOTH must be there or have a power of attorney form signed. A completed IL-2848 Power of Attorney form will meet the requirement. Here is a link to to IL-2848 (it is also available on the Illinois Tax form website):
6. Have intake form completed prior to your appointment (pick up in advance or come 15 minutes early)

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