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Clarence Library hosts winter programs

BY: Kaitlin Fritz, Metro Source | January 31, 2013

The Clarence Library will once again have the Clarence Free Tax Service, sponsored by the AARP and IRS.

The service began Feb. 1 and will be available to residents until Feb. 14. Returns will be filed by trained tax aide volunteers and electronic filing is available.

According to Monica Mooney, library director, this is a very popular service that brings hundreds of people to the library during tax season get their taxes filed.

The Clarence Library also has several other events taking place in the month of February.

A winter reading contest for adults, presented by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System is going on now until March 15. Each brief work will count as one entry in the prize drawing. The more book reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win. Submissions can be adlut or young adult fiction of nonfiction. The grand prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire. A winter reading contest is also taking places for kids and teens as well. Submissions for this contest can be adult, young adult fiction, juvenile fiction or nonfiction. This contest is for readers age 16 and younger. The grand prize is a winter fun gift basket. The third contest sponsored by the Erie County Public Library System is a winter reading contest for the classroom. This is for up to 60 class particpants ages 16 and under. Visit for information on all contests.

Several computer classes will also be held at the library, free to all that attend.

The preschool JumpBunch is back at the Clarence Library through March 18. JumpBunch is a program that teaches sports and fitness to children ages 3 to 5 years old. Space is very limited and registration is required. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lego Club winter meeting dates are set. Join today if you love Legos and are between five and 12 years old. Registration is also required for this program for each session. Caregivers are required to remain in the building during program hours.

Fancy Nancy will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Registration begins Feb. 7. Join this program for stories, crafts and games featuring the on and only, Fancy Nancy. This program is for ages three to eight.

The Clarence Youth Volunteer Program presents library craft time. Children ages five to 12 are wlecome to com free of charge to the Clarence Library to particpate in make fun and exciting crafts with youth volunteers. Dates and times and be found on the library website. A schedule of the story programs with Miss Amy can also be found online. Story times are for ages six to 24 months, preschoolers and toddlers.

To register for any of these events, call the library at 741-2650. Visit, library locations, Clarence for more information on any of these programs.

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