The Chillicothe Public Library is committed to providing essential library services while keeping the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the forefront of our minds. With community transmission and positive cases of COVID-19 being at very high levels, we need to be diligent in protecting ourselves and each other from COVID-19 and Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. After a surge in challenges to books in 1982, and a Supreme Court Case which ruled that school officials can’t ban books in libraries simply because of their content, Banned Books Week was launched. Freedom and access to information are the two Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Due to the nationwide increase in COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates a state-wide mask mandate is in place for Illinois. As of August 30, 2021, everyone over the age of two, is required to wear a mask in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.  Guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that was put into place during the pandemic to assist families with internet costs. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

“Freedom’s Eve,” January 1, 1863, came after the Emancipation proclamation address by Abraham Lincoln, which freed enslaved people in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when the remaining enslaved black Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) have opened a COVID-19 Special enrollment Period (SEP) that will be open until August 15, 2021. You can visit healthcare.gov to enroll. Anyone without insurance has access to coverage regardless of your circumstances. No documentation is required and coverage will begin the next month after enrollment. Visit Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

Updated 5/26/2021 The Chillicothe Public Library is committed to providing essential library services while keeping the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the forefront of our minds. We are actively monitoring the latest recommendations and working to ensure that guidelines are being followed. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a Continue reading “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”