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    July 18, 2017

    The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is THIS Saturday (22nd) from 9am-2pm in the King Event Room at the Bailey Library. Join us!

  • July 5, 2017

    Our July newsletter is now available to download!

  • June 6, 2017

    Our June newsletter is now available to download!

  • May 26, 2017

    Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about Summer Reading! Our 2017 program starts one week from today and our Summer Reading page is now live. Click the image below to download reading logs!

  • May 5, 2017

    Our May newsletter is now available to download!

  • April 5, 2017

    Our April newsletter is now available to download!

  • March 2, 2017

    Our March newsletter is now available to download!

  • February 2, 2017

    Our February newsletter is now available to download!

  • January 23, 2017

    The library is here to help for all your tax season needs.

    We have no state tax forms at the library but you have multiple options for getting the state forms:

    To order Federal forms, call the IRS help line at 800-829-3676 or visit

    You can schedule a free CA$H Maine tax preparation appointment if you qualify by calling 207-621-3430 or dial 2-1-1. The CA$H Maine program is available to any Mainer making under $54,000 per year.

    The AARP Tax Aide program also helps thousands of taxpayers of all ages fill out their taxes. Winthrop is not hosting a Tax Aide in 2017. The nearest locations are:
    -COHEN COMMUNITY CENTER, Hallowell | Call: 626-7777
    -BUKER COMMUNITY CENTER, Augusta | Call: 582-3053
    -DR. SHAW MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Mount Vernon | Call: 293-2565
    -AUBURN RECREATION, Auburn | Call: 513-3170

    If you are having trouble with the IRS, you can also contact the Taxpayer Advocate, an independent advocate within the IRS, who works with taxpayers to help them solve their IRS problems. You can reach the Taxpayer Advocate at (207) 622-8528 in Augusta or 1-877-777-4778.

    IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers offer personal tax help when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by-phone, and you want face-to-face assistance:

    68 Sewall St.
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    (207) 622-1508
    217 Main St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240
    Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    (207) 782-6795

    Contact the IRS:
    For Individuals: 1-800-829-1040. Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    For Businesses: 1-800-829-4933. Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    For Exempt Organizations, Retirement Plan Administrators, and Government Entities: 1-877-829-5500. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    For people with hearing impairments: 1-800-829-4059 (TDD). Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Look-up tax refund:
    Call 1-800-829-4477 or look your federal refund up online
    …or look your state refund up online.

    Pine Tree Legal Assistance also offers legal assistance to taxpayers:

    “Circuitbreaker” Program: The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuitbreaker” Program has been repealed as part of the enacted state budget for claims beginning on or after August 1, 2013. The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form. For more information visit:, email:, or call: (207) 626-8475.

  • January 4, 2017

    Our January newsletter is now available to download!