The Chickasha Public Library is hosting the 3rd annual Teddy Bear Sleepover event on Friday October 7th at 5:00 pm. Teddy Bear sleepover is an extra special story time for ages 0-12. Each child brings their second favorite stuffed friend to the Library, during the story time the child and friend will enjoy stories, games and crafts. When the fun is over the humans go home and the stuffed friends get to spend the night at the Library. Come back Saturday, October 8th to pick up your friend and hear all about their fun night!
Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
If you have any questions please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
The Chickasha Public Library 527 W Iowa, will be hosting an Outlander book discussion at 12:00 pm on September 16th.
The discussion will be lead by Darlene Troup.
Outlander By Diana Gabaldon
The Outlander series is available at the Library and on the Oklahoma Virtual Library.
You do not have to read the book to attend just bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion.
If you have any questions please call the Library at 405-222-6075
The Teen Summer Reading Program will be held at a different time on July 7th.
On July 7th, there will be a special guest for the Teen Summer Reading group at 4:00 pm. Kelsey Hoops will be our guest performer. Kelsey will be performing a glow in the dark hula hoop show at the Chickasha Public Library at 527 W Iowa
The Teen Summer Reading program is for ages 12 – 16 and you do not have to be signed up to attend.
If you have any questions, please call the Library at 405-222-6075
The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library’s Summer Luncheons
- will be held at the USAO Regents Room in the Student Center, located at 1727 W Alabama
- all Luncheons will be at 12:00 pm
- reservations can be made at the Chickasha Public Library, located at 527 W Iowa
- tickets are $13.00 each
- if you have any questions, you can call the Library at 405-222-6075
The June Luncheon will be on
June 16th (reservations must be made before June 9th). The guest author will be Dr. Harold Battenfield. He will be discussing his book, Braiding Generations: A Grandfather Breaks the Code.
The July Luncheon will be on
July 21st (reservations must be made before July 14th). The guest author will be Todd Fuller. He will be discussing his book, 60 Feet Six Inches and Other Distances from Home: The (Baseball) Life of Mose YellowHorse.
The August Luncheon will be on
August 18th (reservations must be made by August 11th). The guest author will be Jennifer Latham. She will be discussing her debut novel.
The Chickasha Public Library annual Summer Reading Program kicks off on
May 26th ALL DAY!
A parent/caregiver can come to the Library at 527 W Iowa any time between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm that day to sign up children ages 6 – 12 and 12 – 16 for the free programs. The kids can come too because there will be games for kids to enjoy while adults gather information about how the program works and extra special events.
This year’s theme for Teens is
“Get In the Game Read!”
This theme celebrates physical fitness and ties in to the Olympics.
The meeting times will be every Thursday throughout June and July
- 10:00 am – 11:00 am for ages 6 – 12
- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm for ages 12 – 16.
- If a child is 12 he/she and their parent can choose which program they want to participate in.
- Attendance is not required just come whenever possible.
Here’s how the Program works – the teens or children read, read, read, and keep track of the minutes spent reading. Then turn in the time on Thursdays to earn prizes. Minutes accumulate and prizes get better. Each teen will need to keep track of their minutes by writing them down, minutes start counting on May 27th. The teen will need to bring those time sheets with them to the programs they attend.
The benefits of participating in a Summer Reading Program are vast, “the program encourages that reading become a lifelong habit, and reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up.” (American Library Association)
For more information or questions call the Library at 405-222-6075
The Summer Reading Program is free and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook (link is external) and Twitter (link is external).” Funding was also provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library, and the Chickasha Public Library.
Book Sandwiched In date and time has changed, for the month of April the event will be held on Thursday April 14th at 5:00 pm. Stuart Meltzer will be the discussion leader and the topic for this month is Hedda Gabler. Meet and greet will be from 5:00 pm to 5:20 pm followed by the discussion. If you have any questions please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
Join the Chickasha Public Library 527 W Iowa for our New Children’s Area Celebration on April 7th from 5:00 to 7:00. This is a come and go event, so please make plans to come see all of the amazing changes and bring a friend! If you have any questions please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
The Friends Spring Used Book Sale
The Spring Used Book Sale earned $1,200 over the weekend. A lot of people joined the Friends group for the first time and the sale was a lot of fun! In September there will be a very special book sale of antique books, details coming soon. The Fall Used Book Sale will be October 20th – 23rd. If you have any questions please call the Library at 405-222-6075.