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By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of December 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday    9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday    12 Noon to 8 PM Friday        9 AM to 5 PM Saturday    9 AM to 5 PM Sunday        12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who have tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library.  FAIR AT FRANKLIN - GET HELP MANAGING YOUR MONEY Have trouble opening and keeping a banking account? FAIR is a program that can help you with banking services. Their goal is to help people cash their paychecks, build credit and increase their financial literacy. FAIR offers accounts with predictable fees and no overdraft penalties. In partnership with Build Wealth Minnesota, FAIR is hosting a series of pop-ups in January. All accounts opened at these events will receive a $25 opening deposit or a gift card. FAIR ambassadors will be in the Franklin Library community room on January 28 from 1 pm until 4 pm to answer questions and sign up new people who may be interested in the program. Can’t make it to the library? FAIR is also hosting a virtual event on January 22, 2022 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Register in advance for either of these events at fairfinancial.org/events. For more information, call Build Wealth Minnesota at 651-262-2173.  PHOTO DISPLAY Franklin Library is featuring a new exhibit of archival photographs in the upstairs display case. Salvage for Victory documents supply shortages during World War II. There are some great [...]

Free Tax Prep and Financial Services

Free Tax Prep and Financial Services

PREPARE AND PROSPER AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: /https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/Prepare and Prosper tax prep: https://prepareandprosper.org/free-tax-preparation/ With a team of 550+ IRS-certified volunteers, the non-profit Prepare + Prosper (P+P) provides free tax preparation and financial services to approximately 12,000 people each year at nine locations in the Twin Cities. P+P pairs tax prepa ration with financial services, savings accounts and credit reports, designed to help people move further down the path of financial well-being.  This tax season P+P is doing virtual tax prep via Zoom by appointment only. Visit prepareandprosper. org or call 651-287-0187 to make an appointment.  In-person drop-off service is available on a very limited basis and by appoint ment only. Call 651-287- 0187 to schedule a time to drop-off your documents at a designated drop-off site. Instructions and more information can be found at prepareandprosper.org. Prepare them yourself online for free with the help of the Self-Prep Guide and free online training session to get you started. Visit prepareandprosper.org for the Self-Prep Guide and to sign up for an online training session.