Great News for Library Supporters

The Cares Act of 2020, passed last March, contains two little known federal tax benefits, even for tax filers who use the standard deduction and do not itemize. Subsequent legislation has extended these benefits through 2021.

Annual charitable contributions of cash of up to $300 for an individual, or $600 for married couples filing jointly, can be deducted in 2021 so those who give a gift may also be able to receive one … in the form of a tax deduction.  

Also, individuals who itemize can deduct donations up to 100% of their AGI, up from 60% previously.

Why not take advantage of these tax benefits to make a donation to your library that lowers your taxable income? You can send a check or you can click here to make a secure gift online.

The Worthen Library does not provide legal or tax advice so please consult your tax advisor to determine how these changes may impact you.  Thank you for your ongoing support. And on we go!

Learning Express

Did you know as a library patron you have access to Learning Express?

What Is It?

Learning Express is a website that provides training for workplace, academic, and job hunting skills:

  • Prepare for and take an occupation exam, like the CDL, law enforcement, teaching, and more.
  • Work on skills for school, from elementary to college, or practice for the SAT, ACT, or GRE.
  • Explore potential careers, based on interest, skills, and future growth.
  • Get support for resumes, cover letters, and interviews, or search for jobs and internships.
  • Prepare for the GED, or work on math and reading for adults.

Click here for Learning Express.

Live Vermont Animals!

Join us this Friday July 24th at 10am for live Vermont animals with Michael Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. He’ll be bringing local animals from turtles to birds of prey. Check out the animals and learn something new.

This event will be held outside behind the library and will be socially distant. Feel free to bring your own blanket or chairs and please wear a mask.

Worthen Library Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Find as many book characters as you can between July 8-18 in local store windows. Remember to Shop Local! Check off the characters you find on the form below and bring it with you to…

Collect your prize on Saturday, July 18, 10:00-11:00 AM at the Library!

You will also have the opportunity to support your neighbors at the Grand Isle County Food Bank: Cash Donations will be accepted to help our Island Community.

We will be giving away free popcorn and the bricks from our brick campaign will be installed.