Free Summer Reading Program for Children!

On Your Mark Get Set Read Summer Reading

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 children is

“On Your Mark, Get Set, 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.
  • If a child is 6 the parent can choose whether the child should participate in this program or Storytime which is on Wednesdays at 11:00 am.
  • Attendance is not required just come whenever possible.

Here’s how the Program works – the children read, read, read keeping track of the minutes spent reading.  Then turn in the time on Thursdays to earn prizes.  Times accumulate and prizes get better.  Each child will be given a reading log and stickers to help them keep track. Minutes start counting on May 27th, if sign up day was missed or a reading log goes missing parents/Caregivers can keep track of minutes spent reading by writing them down and the minutes will be counted. The child 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 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.

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