Census help available at the library …


Because Librarians believe that everyone counts.

The Chatfield Public Library is partnering with the US Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census.  As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented.

For the first time, beginning in mid-March 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure.  We offer assistance, public computers, and free internet access to help make sure you are counted.

To learn more about what to expect, visit 2020census.gov.  If you need help … come to the library.


Tax Time


FEDERAL:  Forms and instructions for 1040 and 1040-SR are available free at the library.

Post-Release Changes to Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/changes-to-current-forms-publications

The  most up-to-date forms and instructions are available at www.irs.gov

STATE: The State no longer provides the library with forms or instructions.  As a courtesy, the library has printed 2019 M1, Individual Income Tax and M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund and Renter’s Property Tax Refund forms for the public to take.  If you need more than one copy of each, you can make copies for 25 cents a piece.

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.

State forms and instructions are available at www.revenue.state.mn.us.

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

Chill Fest Movie Marathon 2/1/20

Join us for a family movie marathon at the library on Feb. 1st!  We’ll show The Secret Life of Pets 2 at 9:30am and ABOMINABLE at 11:30am in the lower level meeting room. Bring comfy stuff, like a blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, beach chair, etc. Both movies are rated PG. More information about the movies, including Parents’ Guide, can be found here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5113040/ and here:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6324278/ Fun food and crafts will be provided during the movies. Feel free to come and go as suits your children’s attention spans.

Look up your checkout history!

You now have the capability to look up all the items you have checked out in approximately the last 5 years!

Just follow the steps below.

Go to chatfieldpubliclibrary.org

Look for this button on the right side as you scroll down a bit and then click on it:

Enter the barcode on your library card (don’t type in spaces) and then enter your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).  Then click “Log In.”

Click on the Tab labeled “Checkouts”:

Then click on “Checkout History”:

You can then sort your list by title, author, date checked out, or date returned by clicking on the little circles beneath each column heading:

If you have any trouble, just come in to the library and staff will help you!