Language literacy at Chillicothe Public Library goes beyond English. Learning a new language introducescountless new ways of seeing the world and interacting with other people—plus, it’s good for yourbrain!—and the library loves to be a part of making those connections through our materials collectionand programming. Browsing the library shelves, you may have come across formal Continue reading “”

Pollinators around the world are in a state of decline due to loss of habitat, pesticide use,climate change, parasites, and diseases. Among these vulnerable pollinators are honey bees. Though notnative to the United States, honey bees have become crucial to pollinating many of our crops: 80% of allflowering plants and over 130 food crops are Continue reading “”

All the books listed here are available at the library. Stop in, give us a call, or use the online catalog to place a hold and check one out. National Science Fiction Day is Jan 2! Celebrate by reading a science fiction book this month. We’ve listed classic and contemporary titles for you to browse. Continue reading “”

Looking for something to read this month? Check out some of these hidden gems and popular winter titles! All available for checkout at the library. Holiday Fiction:  Always in December by Emily Stone: Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, this PG holiday romance is full of all kinds of love; familial, friendship, and romantic. There Continue reading “”

For over 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month. We believe it is important foreveryone to feel confident when receiving and interpreting health information so they are able to makeinformed decisions for themselves and others. What is health literacy? “Personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to Continue reading “”

With school starting back up again, we compiled some of the ways we are prepared to help students of all ages. Be sure to check out our calendar of upcoming events, too! Literacy Library Collection: We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, video, board, and card games, of all different formats and genres. Give Continue reading “”

Book challenges in America are not new, however recently there has been an unprecedented increase in their numbers. An April report in PEN America cites 1,586 instances of individual books being banned between July 2021 and March 2022. The sheer number of books being banned  raises numerous concerns over improper censorship and infringement of First Continue reading “”