Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests, starting January 19th.

Dear patrons:


As a way of public service announcement, we would like to share with you the following link: https://www.covidtests.gov/ , regarding a new plan offered by the United States Government to supply free covid-19 tests and masks to households who would request them.

The link offered will direct you to a portal that will open to place ordering on January 19th. We will update this information soon.


Meanwhile, please remember to follow .gov authenticated sites and that no purchase, credit card info or any sort of payment is needed to benefit from this plan.


More information can be found as well here:


https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072730868/biden-announces-plans-to-buy-500-million-more-covid-tests-and-to-offer-free-mask

and here:


https://www.gmtoday.com/news/national/federal-testing-website-launches-next-week-4-tests-per-home/article_c0f61306-7571-11ec-9f1e-57be08dd86aa.html?fbclid=IwAR0kNR3XA4ZwzzJf5uMiesLk6eIc8Y3TuYTE5mj5oDKQBj2xKCAYIYqsbHU

and here as well:

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/01/10/biden-harris-administration-requires-insurance-companies-group-health-plans-to-cover-cost-at-home-covid-19-tests-increasing-access-free-tests.html

Free tax filing by AARP (off-site)

Good news for those looking to get taxes filed for free!

While we won’t be hosting the AARP Free Tax Filing program this year at our location, we did received a communication from the AARP Tax program coordination with the following information for those interested in having their taxes done for free. Please feel free to share this post. We are adding this info to our website for easier access as well.

From AARP:Free AARP Tax Preparation at two locations.AARP will once again be offering free tax preparation to low-moderate income taxpayers with special emphasis on those over 50.

-ALL appointments will be taken by the Port Washington State Bank of Cedarburg, 262-377-0750. Tuesday appointments will be at Crossroads church, 6031 W Chapel Hill Rd, Mequon and Wednesday appointments will be at the Ozaukee County Fairground Pavilion, W67N866 Washington Ave, Cedarburg.

-Once you have an appointment, you will need to pick up IN ADVANCE paperwork to be filled out at home and brought to your appointment. These forms can be picked up at the Port Washington State Bank of Cedarburg, W61N526 Washington Ave.

-Please bring the completed forms to your appointment along with valid ID, proof of social security numbers and all tax documents.

-Due to Covid, preparation will once again NOT be done in-person. Tax Payers will bring their documents to their designated appointment time to be dropped off and return to pick up their completed return and documents later the SAME DAY.

-As always, bring your last year’s tax return with you. Be sure that you have all tax documents. Some tax documents may not have arrived by the earlier appointment dates.

-If applying for Homestead credit you must have your signed rent certificate (s) or latest property tax bill (whether paid or not). Married filing separately, rental income, farm income, are some of the areas that are out-of- scope and can not be prepared. The bank tellers are generously taking your appointments only and are not prepared to answer questions.

-Appointments can be made starting January 10th.

Identity Theft: Thursday, February 3rd, 6PM

Presented by Jeff Kersten, Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. 

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam.

As the Agency Liaison. Jeff travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on privacy protection, data security, identity theft, and other areas of consumer protection. Jeff has over 12 years of experience as a police officer and is a prior Consumer Protection Investigator for the Bureau of Consumer Protection. 

This presentation is sponsored by the

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Presentation to be held in person. Masks encouraged.

Virtual attendance optional. Visit the following link to register to receive a ZOOM link to the session if you would desire to attend virtually:

https://forms.gle/eWFvyQqdBHHynCoSA

No School Day Movie: The Addams Family 2, Friday, January 21, 10:15 a.m.

Mother Morticia suddenly feels that her growing children, Wednesday and Pugsley, are getting emotionally detached from the family unit. Thus, their father Gomez devises a way to make the whole family bond again – through a cross-country road trip via a haunted camper.

You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Enjoy watching this new release on the big screen! Rated PG – 93 minutes 

No School Day Movie: Luca, Monday, January 17, 10:15 a.m.

The 13-year-old boy Luca Paguro finds himself in the beautiful seaside town of Portorosso on the Italian Riviera for the summer. There, he meets Alberto Scorfano, a fellow teenage boy, and together, they spend their days eating pasta, downing gelato, riding scooters, and going on endless adventures. Their fun, however, is constantly threatened by their fear of the townspeople finding out about their little secret: that they came from the depths of the sea.   You are welcome to bring your own snacks.

Enjoy watching this new release on the big screen! Rated PG – 95 minutes.

JOURNALING for STRESS RELIEF, Thursday, January 20th, 6PM

JOURNALING for STRESS RELIEF

Looking for a healthy way to cope with stress? Spend an hour with Aurora’s Community Outreach Nurse to discuss the negative impacts of chronic stress and how to utilize journaling as a coping technique.

REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED: EMAIL KELLY.BARBOZA@AAH.ORG OR CALL THE LIBRARY (262) 284-6022
(Masks encouraged).

Designated Warming Site

Come on in, we’re a Warming Site.

Please share the following with others: As the cold weather starts to set in, we have been designated by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department as one the many Warming Sites in the Ozaukee & Washington counties available to the community.

These sites are locations where people can escape the elements during extreme weather.

More info: https://www.washozwi.gov/Portals/WashOzHealthDept/Documents/Warming%20Sites%202019-20%20.pdf?ver=2019-11-01-110649-170

Evening Storytime, Wednesdays starting Jan. 26, 6:30p.m.

Warm up on a cold night with stories, songs and friends!

Join us for weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course, fun-filled stories . Children can come dressed in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal if they would like. 

The fun begins January 26 and runs through March 16. Storytime is free to attend, though registration is required. Sign up today in person or over the phone. Families welcome!