Iola Public Library
218 E. Madison Ave. Iola, KS 66749 620-365-3262 iolaref@sekls.org

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Contact information:
Iola Public Library
218 East Madison Ave.
Iola, KS 66749

620-365-3262
iolaref@sekls.org

Hours

Monday-Thursday,
9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday,
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summers: Closing time is 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Pay or Donate by Credit Card

Click here to use your credit card to pay fines, program or other fees, Friends of the Library dues, or make donations.

E-books and Downloadable Audio

Iola Public Library participates in Digital Book eLending. You can check out e-books and downloadable audio books at Digital Book eLending. You will need a Kansas Library Card (you can get this at the library).

Fake News and Reliable Information

With so much misleading, mistaken, and sometimes just plain fake information going around these days, how can you judge what is reliable and what is not?  The following infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations provides some guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some sites which do a good job separating the true from the false. If you’re wondering about a story or post you saw, check one or more of these sites:

http://www.snopes.com Snopes has been investigating rumors since the 1990s and has a well-deserved reputation for being reliable. Stories are marked as true, false, partly true, or unproven. The text gives details.

http://FactCheck.org FactCheck is a project of the Annenberg Public Police Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

http://www.PolitiFact.com/ PolitiFact, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, places a meter beside each statement, ranging from the green-coded true through the yellow-coded mostly true or mostly false, to the red-coded false and, for the worst offenders, “Pants on Fire”. Clicking on the statement leads to a further explanation and details.

 

 

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