Information Literacy: Identifying Fake News Online

No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, or your opinion about whether or not “fake news” influenced the results of the presidential election, the fact is that for the past several months, fake online news stories have become widespread (see here, here, here, and here to learn more).  Many, but not all, of these fake … More Information Literacy: Identifying Fake News Online

Libraries and Poetry

April is a big month for libraries- it is National Poetry Month, and April 10-16 is National Library Week!  The two go hand in hand- poets love libraries, and it is part of the library’s mission to preserve and promote all forms of literature, including poetry. Many poets and other writers have written about libraries and … More Libraries and Poetry


Welcome to the blog of the Reference Department at the McAllen Public Library! We will be posting news about the library and the community, helpful resources, book reviews, topics related to the library, etc.  Anything that we find interesting or think that our patrons will find interesting! But first, a little bit of an introduction … More Welcome!