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Food for Fines

Chickasha Public Library Fines Waived in December with a donation of food

Do you have fines on your Library account?  Get them waived in December by bringing in a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Pantry.  “The end of the year is a great time to get accounts cleared for a fresh start for the new year.  I want customers to be able to check out Library books.  This is a great way for customers to get fines waived and help the local Food Pantry too.”   The books must be turned in to the Library for the fines to be waived, perhaps you’ve already done that, or perhaps you can do that now, and bring in a non-perishable food item, quantity doesn’t matter.  All food is donated to the local Food Pantry.  This program covers only overdue fines not replacement fees for lost or damaged books.  Donations for the Food Pantry are accepted and encouraged even if you don’t have fines.  In addition to the much-needed food, many overdue books come home to the Library.  Not having to repurchase popular titles means the Library can buy more new books.  The program runs from December 1st – December 31st.    If you have questions, call the Library at 222-6075.

 

 

Elf on the Shelf at the Library

The Elf is back!

This December at the Chickasha Public Library there will be an elf reading his way through the Children’s section of the library. Children are invited to come each day December 1st through the 21st to find the elf and the book he is reading and add their name to the drawing for a chance to take the elf home.

The Library is hosting some fun activities to go along with the elf on the shelf this year.

Please join us on December 7, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. for special craft time. We will be re-using Christmas cards to make a variety of crafts.  This event is come and go, and the event is open to all ages — children 8 and younger need to be accompanied by a caregiver.

On December 13th there will be a special afternoon storytime at 1:30 P.M. for preschool ages children and their caregivers.

The elf will meet his new best friend on December 21st at 4:00 P.M. The winning name will be drawn at a party for all ages. There will be a story, crafts, and games. This event is all ages — children 8 and younger need to be accompanied by a caregiver.

All of these events will be held in the Library meeting room, located at 527 W Iowa Ave. For additional information check out the Library’s Facebook page or call the Library at 405-222-6075.

 

Books Come Alive and Local Authors Festival

On November 16th  from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting their 2nd annual Books Come Alive and Local Authors Festival event. This year we are using books from the PBS Great American Reads booklist, there will be actors portraying book characters, book scavenger hunts, prizes, and fun for all. There is also an opportunity for the public to meet local authors, discuss their books, and buy them. Both events are FREE, donations will be welcome at the door.

Friends of the Library to host fall $1 Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting its fall ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ fundraiser from Thurs. through Sun., Oct. 4-7, 2018.  The Sale will be held in the community meeting room at the Library, located at 527 Iowa Avenue, Chickasha, OK.

The Used Book Sale will be open to the community on Fri., Oct. 5, from 10am-6pm; Sat., Oct. 6, from 10am-2pm; and Sun., Oct. 7, from 1pm-4pm.

REMINDER to all current members of the Friends of the Library … as a bonus for being a member, YOU may browse and purchase EARLY at the Preview Book Sale on Thurs., Oct. 4, from 5pm-8pm.

NOT A MEMBER?  Annual membership fees are only $5 for Individuals, $10 for a Family and $25 to be a Patron!  If you purchase a Friends’ 2018-19 membership at the door on Thurs. evening, Oct. 4, you will be able to shop at the Preview Sale that evening, as well as at other Book Sales in the 2018-19 year.

Saturday, Oct. 6, is ‘Bargain Day’ with books on sale at half-price, and the books on Sunday, Oct. 7, are an even bigger ‘Bargain’ … they are ‘FREE.’

Among the items for sale are Children, Teen, and Adult Fiction, Reference Materials, Non-Fiction Books as well as some DVDs and Book CDs.

Two special features of this year’s fall ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ are a free daily ‘Drawing’ for books and a ‘Silent Auction’ featuring several nice books on which to bid.

This sale will be the last opportunity to purchase some vintage (antique) books dated from 1950 and older.  A few books are pre-1900!

Donations of books and other items for the ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ are accepted throughout the year and may be brought to the staff at the Chickasha Public Library.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help set-up and/or work the book sale or who has questions about the sale may contact Angie at 779-6969.

Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books and materials for the Library.

Membership fees and financial donations may be brought to the Library or mailed to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 265, Chickasha, OK  73023.  Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, if available.

For more information about any Library event, please call the Library at 222-6075.

Free Genealogy Symposium

The Chickasha Public Library is hosting a Free Genealogy Symposium, Tuesday, September 25th. Sessions begin at 10:00 am and continue till 5:00 pm. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 people for each presentation and you may register for any or all of the presentations.  Register with Library staff at the front desk or call the Library at 405-222-6075.

Genealogy Speakers:

10:00-12:00

Beginning genealogy, including the basics of online research and finding trustworthy sources, presented by Michelle Skinner, Chickasha Public Library staff. There will be a question and answer session from 11:30 am-12:00 pm.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Finding Native American ancestors and using the Dawes Roll in genealogical research, presented by Nancy Calhoun, head of the Genealogy and Local History Department at Muskogee Public Library.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel discussion with Genealogy Symposium speakers.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advanced genealogy and using primary sources, presented by Dolores Smith, a retired educator and a current volunteer at the Oklahoma History Research Center in Oklahoma City.