After the holiday season, Hope Ministries is in need of food items to restock their food bank. The Library is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to collect non perishable food items for Hope Ministries. Between January 10-20, patrons may eliminate overdue fines; one dollar will be removed from fines for every item donated. Most needed items are canned chicken or tuna, canned fruit, vegetables, soup and stews, peanut butter, cereal, and pasta. If you do not have overdue fines, you may still donate items to this cause. All items donated will go to Hope Ministries here in Lexington.

Preschool story time will be discussing shapes on January 18 when they meet at 10:00 am.

Many people are now purchasing electronic book readers. The library would like to assist you with this new experience. We will start by hosting a “How to use the Kindle” workshop on January 20 at 3:00 pm. The Kindle is the electronic reader sold by  If you have a Kindle or would just like to know more about it, join us for this workshop.

We are now booking appointments for free assistance in filing your federal income tax forms. Once again, representatives from AARP will be at the library to assist you. This year they will be here all day on Thursdays. Appointments will be seen first; however, walk-ins will be worked in if possible. Call the library at 968-3239 for an appointment.

The library now has the 2011 Henderson County Imagination Library calendars. You may purchase one for $10. All proceeds go to the Henderson County Imagination Library.