ESCAPE from Fake News

With such a connected world, we all can access to information with just a few clicks of a mouse. However, it can be overwhelming and hard to determine if the information you are receiving is accurate and timely. With the internet, anyone can put “information” out into the world without any truth or accuracy to what they write or say. One of the ways to protect yourself from misinformation is learning how to judge if the news you are reading or listening to is trustworthy or accurate. An easy way to do that is remember the acronym ESCAPE, created by NewseumED ( E – evidence – Ask yourself if you can verify names, numbers, places. Check with multiple, trusted sources. S – sourc

New Releases for July 28

Looking for something new? Here are some of the upcoming new releases due July 28, 2020. Stop in or give the library a call to place a copy on hold. If the library does not have one of these titles available, a Request for Purchase may be filled out. Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America's Biggest Mass Arrest by Lawrence Roberts - explores huge antiwar protests in spring 1971 and resulting mass arrests. 1st Case by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts - is a thriller about an FBI computer programmer. (July 27) You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success by Al Roker - is a memoir of the Today Show co-host. Whe

For the safety of all

The Chilton Public Library takes the health of our staff, our patrons, and our community seriously. After the Safer at Home closure, the library took into account several temporary measures to try to ensure the health of all. The number of public computers and study/reading areas were reduced, six-foot and one way markers were placed on the floor to help assist in maintaining social distancing, Plexiglas was placed on the front counter and staff wear face coverings to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. At the time of reopening, cases (both confirmed and active) were quite low in both Calumet County and the City of Chilton. However, that is no longer the case. Using data from the C

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