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Where are the tax forms?

If you want a printed 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax form or forms for the state of Ohio, the Clermont County Public Library has a limited number available.

The IRS and Ohio are greatly reducing the number of printed tax forms. Also, no instruction booklets will be printed by the IRS and very few by the state.

Instead, IRS and state officials want you to visit their websites to download the forms and instructions you need.

Visit IRS.gov for federal tax information. Visit tax.ohio.gov for state tax information. Or call the IRS locally at (513) 263-3333 or Ohio at (800)282-1780.


Appalachian Studies Book Discussion

Join a new book discussion group focusing on Appalachian studies at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 4 at the Batavia Branch. Clermont County has a diverse population and many are Appalachian. Richly diverse literature is available to explore. We're discussing Saving Grace by Lee Smith. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128.


Family Night: Pie in the Sky

Families are invited to join us as we celebrate Great American Pie Month at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:45 p.m. Listen to stories and sing songs about this delicious treat! Make a Cherry Pie you can keep forever and be sure to wear your PJs to this evening storytime.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Arm Knit a Scarf

Join crafter and instructor Lori Blevins as she leads an arm-knitting class at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. The act of arm knitting produces the cool, chunky look that is popular fashion. You’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to make your own scarf. All materials are provided, and no prior knowledge of knitting is necessary to attend.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for ages 10-17.


Learn something new at the Amelia Branch on Friday, Jan.30, 11 a.m. In this Homeschool Hangout session, we'll explore STEM through the science of chromatography, which is the process of separating mixtures. We'll experiment with markers and water to turn ordinary coffee filters into beautiful butterflies! All ages are welcome to attend!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.


Bedtime Stories: Winter Tales

It's been a cold winter, but the library is always warm and welcoming! Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. for our monthly Bedtime Stories program, a family storytime, filled with stories, songs, crafts and more. In this session, we'll share stories about winter and even create our own paper cup penguins! All ages are welcome to attend. You can even wear your pajamas!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for ages 0-8.


Crafter Dark: DIY Magnetic Poetry

Create a literary masterpiece - for your fridge! Create your own magnetic poetry at the Union Township Branch on Monday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. We'll supply the magnetic paper, word prompts and an innovative atmosphere for you to write. Then, share your creativity with friends and family by hanging the piece on the fridge at home!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for ages 12 and up.


Pajama Night

It's Pajama Night at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Monday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. Each month, we are exploring a theme with stories and a craft. In February, we'll have sensory stations set up to encourage play using different textures and materials. For instance, see what happens when you mix paint with glue and create a picture on aluminum foil. It will be a crackling good time! This program is for families with children ages 3-10.

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700.


New Service

The Clermont County Public Library now offers a new service to help patrons borrow materials that are not available in one of the system’s 10 branches.

SearchOhio will replace the current OLS:MORE service in December. Patrons who use this service regularly will find the new process easier to use. They will be able to follow their request directly from their Clermont County Public Library account. Patrons also can expect to receive their materials faster than before and the amount of materials available is larger. Patrons can use the service via the library’s online catalog or at any branch.