Tax Time



FEDERAL:  Forms and instructions for 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ are available free at the library.

Forms and instructions are also available at


STATE: The State no longer provides the library with forms or instructions.

State forms and instructions are available at or call 1-800-652-9094.

The library has printed instructions for the Minnesota Individual Income Tax and Property Tax Refund that you may check out if you wish.  Please ask at the circulation desk.

If you would like to file online, you are welcome to come do so using the library’s computers!

Food Drive


Specific Food Items Needed

Peanut butter – need 30 regular (16 oz.) jars per month

Individual Applesauce or other Fruit cups

Chewy Granola bars                          Cereal (15 oz. or less)

Fruit & grain bars                               Pudding cups

Boxed Rice Krispie treats                  Canned pasta meals

Rice a Roni                                        Snack pack raisins

Macaroni & cheese                            Noodles/rice sauce mixes

Sauce mixes                                      Canned vegetables

Tuna Helper                                      Tuna

Canned soup                                     Saltine crackers

Items need to fit in a backpack.  A weekly bag contains 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 snack and supplemental food for each child in the home in grades K-12.  (60 students at present.)

Please, no glass jars and all items must have a label. 

Please drop off at the library through March 15, 2017.

Thank you!!

Doug Ohman’s MN Byways – March 7th

We celebrate our Carnegie Library’s 102nd anniversary by bringing you freelance photographer and public speaker Doug Ohman.  He will be at the Chatfield Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00pm. Doug’s work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books, and in the popular book series, Minnesota Byways. This talk will feature photos and stories from the series.

From each book, Doug will take you to his favorite locations. He will share the best photographs and stories from around the great state of Minnesota. Doug will also tell his own story about how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.

Doug will have copies of his books for sale at the event.

Refreshments will be provided by members of the Library Board, the Friends of the Library, and staff.

Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America. He currently lives in New Hope, MN with his wife of over 30 years, Krin.

His work can be viewed on his website,

This program is free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Family Movie Day, ChillFest 2017

We had fun watching FINDING DORY and STORKS!  We made our own miniature aquariums, Finding Dory bookmarks, underwater graham cracker treats, and Storks baby pacifier cupcakes.

My thanks to Christy, who agreed to come in and cover the circ desk on a Saturday, and everyone who came to make this a fun day!

Food Drive Challenge

Chatfield Community Weekend Backpack Program Food Drive

The Library is partnering with the Chatfield Community Weekend Backpack Program and Thrivent Financial to help support this vital program.

Please bring food and cash donations to the public library through 3/15/17.   Write checks to: “Chatfield Weekend Food Program”

The Community Weekend Backpack Program has been providing nutritious meals & snacks to children in need to take home from school over the weekends since March 2014 & currently serves 60 local students weekly.