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 “https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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 “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”