Weekly Children’s Programs at the Library

Raise Readers Early Literacy come and go activities

Tuesdays from 10 AM – 1 PM

Visit the library and explore different Early Literacy and Sensory Centers!

The program is free, and geared towards children five and younger and their caregivers. We welcome you to come learn and play together as they explore each center.

Preschool Storytime

Every Wednesday morning 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime is for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for these programs.

For additional information, please call 405-222-6075

Look Up! Step Back in Time with The James Webb Space Telescope on Beanstack!

Explore our universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge. Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. Scheduled to launch this winter, JWST is the most advanced infrared space telescope ever launched and will allow us to look deeper into time and space than ever before! Help your library win a collection of programming materials from NASA @ My Library by logging your reading and completing activities. Earn new badges all month long! NASA @ My Library is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant No. NNX16AE30A. The work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the grant. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute

To join this challenge and more visit https://chickashapl.beanstack.org/reader365

Chickasha Public Library FREE Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will dive deep during our Oceans of Possibilities summer program! 

Participating in a summer reading program helps keep students on track to learn in the next school year and can positively impact their future success. 

This year participants will set a goal and track their reading minutes to earn prizes throughout the summer. 

In June and July we will have weekly programs, a reading club, virtual access to recipes, games, awesome prize drawings, and more!

Kids of all ages will enjoy out live performances of Uncharted Waters and Mad Science. 

The Chickasha Public Library is offering programs for all ages. Mark your calendars, Registration opens May 20, and the fun will start on June 2. Dive in with us! You can register for the Summer Reading program using Beanstack or in-person at the Chickasha Public Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave. All programs are free. Participants will set a reading goal, track their minutes spent reading, and earn incentives over the summer. The tracking can all be done online or by using the Beanstack mobile app. There is also an option to track minutes using paper and sticker logs.

Summer Reading Program age groups

Early Readers Summer Reading for ages 4-6

Children Summer Reading for ages 6 – 10

Tween Summer Reading for ages 10 – 15

Friends of the Library Yard Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting a Yard Sale on Fri. and Sat., May 13-14, 2022 from 8am-2pm. Sale items will be located at the Library, 527 Iowa, Chickasha, in the back parking lot and in the meeting room. Some of the items for sale include office chairs, kids’ chairs, two folding desks, laminator, table riser, lecternette, three area rugs (8’x12’), overhead projector, IBM selectric electric typewriter, easels, folding table, Peter’s Laws poster, storage bin holder, two canopies, microfilm scanner, three book carts, large TV,  two kids’ computers, and MORE. Profits will be used to support needs of the Chickasha Public Library. 

Question, contact the Library at 405-222-6075.

CPR Training & First AID

The Chickasha Public Library is excited to announce a free CPR Training, and First Aid, Adult, Child, Infant on April 30, 2022, at 9:30 AM in the library meeting room 527 W Iowa Ave. This training is open to Adults and Teens, and participants will receive an American Heart Association Certification from Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Space is limited, and registration is required—Call 405-222-6075 to enroll today.

This free CPR Training & First AID is made possible through a partnership with CV Tech. It is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

A new Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) session presented by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) will start in April. SAIL is a fitness program for older adults that can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing the risk of falls. The SAIL program was designed with these principles in mind. Each class includes a warm-up, stretching, cardio, balance, and strengthening exercises, as well as a cool down. Registration is now open for this class. 

Are You Ready To:

• Improve balance and posture

• Strengthen muscles

• Improve your quality of sleep

• Enhance stamina

•Increase energy levels

• Relievestress

• Improve cardiovascular functions

• Lower high blood pressure

Classes are Free and will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 PM – 2 PM.

To register for a class or for more information, call 405-271-2290 or email tarin-clark@ouhsc.edu. You can also call the Chickasha Public Library at 405-222-6075.

This program is funded in part through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Youth Cooking Classes

We are excited to announce a partnership with Grady County 4-H to provide free cooking classes! Youth ages 10 to 16 can register for the cooking classes, which will be held at the Library on Tuesday afternoons in May and June. These classes are free and will last about an hour. Additional information about the classes will be sent in April to those registered.

In these beginner cooking classes, youth will learn basic cooking techniques, cooking and food safety, and how to create a recipe.

The classes are free, however space is limited, so registration is required. Call (405) 222-6075 or email library@chickasha.org to register for a program.

Through partnerships with Grady County 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE), and funds through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services the Chickasha Public Library is able to offer this free program.

Building Resilience using Poetry at the Chickasha Public Library

In celebration of  April as National Poetry Month, we will look for signs of hope and poetry in our everyday lives as a way to develop both our imagination and our resilience. 

Join Virginia Savage, LCSW, Art Therapist, on Wednesday April 13th from 2:30-4:30pm and continue our conversation about mental health and how we can increase our ability to bounce back in these times.

We will talk about how having a well-developed imagination and finding satisfying ways to express ourselves is at the heart of what it means to be human.

Using several methods, we will discover and create our own poetry.  Please bring your imagination and join us!

This program is free, however space is limited, so registration is required.

Call (405) 222-6075 or email library@chickasha.org to register for a program. 

This programs are funded in part through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Friends of the Library announce Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting a 2-week spring ‘Used Book Sale’.  The sale begins Mon., March 28, 2022 and extends through Sat., April 9, 2022.   There will be no sales on Sundays.

The hours for the ‘Used Book Sale’ will coincide with the ‘open hours’ of the Library:  Mon.-Thurs. 9:30am – 7:00pm; Fri. 9:30am – 6:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-2:00pm.

The sale will be held in the Library’s community meeting room at 527 Iowa Avenue, Chickasha, OK. 

Visitors will be able to browse through tables filled with Children, Teen, and Adult fiction books, Reference Materials, non-fiction Books, DVDs and Book CDs.

Those purchasing items are asked to make a financial donation rather than paying individual prices on their selections.  The suggested donation is $1 per book, except for children’s books.

Proceeds from the ‘Used Book Sale’ will be used to purchase new books and materials for the Library.

Memberships in the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library as well as financial donations to the Friends may be made at any time at the Library or mailed to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 265, Chickasha, OK  73023.   

With your membership or donation, please Include your name, mailing address, phone number and email address, if available.  

For more information about the ‘Used Book Sale’ and any Library event, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.  

Ready2Read@YourLibrary Preliteracy Storytime and Training at the Chickasha Public Library

The Chickasha Public Library will host a Ready2Read@YourLibrary storytime and training on Tuesday, March 22 at 10 am in the library meeting room 527 W Iowa Ave. Ready2Read is a preliteracy initiative to encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children. In addition, ready2Read provides training to maximize reading readiness during storytimes. This free program will last about 40 minutes and is open to children, parents, caregivers, library staff, and volunteers. For additional information, please call 405-222-6075. Valerie Kimble, past children’s librarian at Pioneer and storyteller extraordinaire, has volunteered to do training across the state to maximize preliteracy skills during storytimes.

Valerie Kimble is a retired children’s librarian. She has told stories in schools, libraries, churches, treatment centers, daycare centers, Head Starts, and performing art centers to audiences of all ages for over 40 years. In addition, she trains other librarians and storytellers in doing storytimes with young children. Valerie lives in Norman and is the co-author of several articles on early literacy programming in Oklahoma.

The Library agrees to be part of the Ready2Read project, sponsored by Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO) and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the American Rescue Plan (ARPA).