News Literacy: Conquering “Fake News”
The Estes Valley Library has been selected as one of only five libraries nationwide to convene Media Literacy programming through a grant from the American Library Association. The library will bring together residents with a variety of perspectives, in the goal that civic engagement can be elevated so that Fake News does not divide our valley.



Concerned by Fake News? The Library Is Too

It’s uncomfortable watching news on outlets I once trusted. I find myself questioning whether the information is true…”
Column by Diana Laughlin, Tech Literacy Librarian

ElizabethSkewes2.5.18Fake News 101: To Believe or Not to Believe
Video and Slides from 2/5/18 library presentation by Elizabeth Skewes, Journalism Department Chair at University of Colorado Boulder and former campaign reporter.

Dr. Skewes presented about the history of news hoaxes, the values that drive traditional news, the polarization of news, the impact of social media on news quality and the more recent – and more malevolent – trend of creating “fake news” to shape public opinion.

America’s News

U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.

Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country.

Universal Class “History’s Greatest Conspiracies”

UniversalClassIn this course, we will examine some of the most influential conspiracy theories in history, dealing with some of the world’s most historic events, such as the NASA Moon Landing, the assassination of John K. Kennedy, and the horrific Tuskegee Experiments.


Read Across the Aisle

Free app for iPad and iPhone

Free extension for Google Chrome browser on a computer



How to Spot Fake News

Tips from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Media ChartInfographic depicting the bias and accuracy of news outlets from


Play Factitious: a game that tests your news sense developed by American University’s Game Lab