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Starting Monday April 6th there will be a Pilates Class in the Community Room from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own mat, towel and energy.

 AARP Tax-Aide

The library will be hosting the AARP Tax-Aide Program. Since 1968, this volunteer-based program has helped more than 50 million people file their taxes...for free!

AARP Tax Aide Program is open to help all taxpayers. Volunteers will be able to help taxpayers with their income tax forms, to include e-filing their return. Please bring all 2014 tax information including property tax receipts, valid photo/picture ID of the taxpayer and spouse if married, social security cards for taxpayers and dependents, and a copy of last year’s return.  If stock sales are involved, bring supporting documents for cost basis or we will have to get you the information. This a free service sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS. While originally organized to assist seniors and those with low to moderate income, all private taxpayers are welcome.

Tax Aide will be available in the Library Community Room starting February 4th on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-2. Our capacity is 24 returns per day. Contact the library to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are taken as space is available. Each session starts on the hour.

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Food For Fines

Need Help With Legal Forms? Check out the link at the bottom of our Database Page. Most common legal forms are available in a free interactive format with the ability to print or save the completed form. Powered by ProBono.net.

Health Care Sign Up Assistance. The Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation will be available to assist anyone who has a health care application pending or needs to start one.

                 Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

                 Saturday, March 14th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Library Spring Programs

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Free to use in our computer lab. ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

Exercise Club - Most Saturdays from 10 to 11a.m. in the Community Room.  Workouts alternate between NIA, Yoga and Pilates. There is no class on the third Saturday due to the book sale.  Check calendar for actual dates.


We now accept Master Card, Visa and Discover Cards
Book Sale. The Friends of the library have a book sale on the first Friday and the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

                                Community Resources Contact Information

Notary Service. The library has three staff members who are licensed notaries. Service is normally available when the library is open for a $1.00 fee; but please call ahead to ensure one of our notaries will be available when you come.

Library Board Meeting. The library Board of Trustees meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). The public is encouraged to attend as plans for the future of the library are discussed.

Election Information.  Registrars are normally available at the library Monday through Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4; except for 27 days prior to any election. To register, a person must show two types of identification: one must have the current address, and one must be a photo I.D. It is also required to use the social security number (at least the last four digits) or the drivers license number. For more information about upcoming elections and early voting or absentee voting, see http://www.madisonvotes.com/. Additional information can be viewed at Illinois Board of Elections and at Illinois Voter Information.

Genealogical Society Meeting
. 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (
except July and December) in the History and Geneology Room. For more information about the Troy Genealogical Society, visit our Troy Genealogical Society page.

Historical Society Meeting. 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). For more information about the Troy Historical Society, visit our Troy Historical Society page.