The Chickasha Public Library challenges you to get active. To encourage our community to walk, the Chickasha Public Library is hosting a Walking Challenge with a literary theme. The overall goal of this challenge is to, as a community, walk the distance around the Earth 24,901 miles, which equals 49,802,000 steps by August 2020, with individual goals of improving the number of steps taken daily. Can you walk the Appalachian trail or the yellow brick road? Participants who sign up for the Walking Challenge can use their device to track their steps, or they will receive a pedometer provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
You can sign up for the Walking Challenge by filling out a short google form (click here), by calling the Library at 405-222-6075, or by coming into the Chickasha Public Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave.
Already signed up? You can log your steps here.
The Chickasha Public Library’s Walking Book Club picks back up on May 14th and will continue for six weeks. Join Courtney via Facebook live on Thursdays at 5:30 pm for the virtual 20 – 30-minute walks. Walk along with her and talk about the book.
This session, we will be reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. There are illustrated copies available for checkout at the library or there virtual copies available. Let’s walk the distance Dorothy travels in the book, roughly 60 miles!
To signup for the book club and reserve your copy, please call the library at 405-222-6075.
Registration is now open for Using Medications Safely (A key ingredient to your health), an online class offered by the Chickasha Public Library, and presented by Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative OHAI. Using Medications Safely (A key ingredient to your health) is a one time class designed to empower older adults to be more active participants in decisions regarding their medications.
HAT YOU WILL NEED
Participants will need a computer and internet connection to participate.
HOW TO SIGN UP
To register, please contact OHAI at 405-271-2290 or by email atcentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu. Pre-registration is required to receive the class login information prior to class. Registration closes Monday, May 11th, 2020.
Login information will be sent to participants prior to the beginning of class.
Using Medications Safely (A key ingredient to your health) is a part of the Chickasha Public Library’s Health Literacy series, and it is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For additional information, please call the library at 405-222-6075.
Chickasha Public Library is open with limited services and hours through the month of June. The Library will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
A public library is typically a very social type of place as people often come to meet with others or come and hang out for a while. These types of activities are difficult under the current social distancing needs and will not be available.
Therefore, the library is offering very limited services. Those services are internet access computer usage and material checkout.
- For internet computer usage, customers will be able to use an internet-accessible computer for business. There will be quick access for 15 and long-term access for up to 60 minutes. Printing will be available.
One of the services that we are unable to provide under social distancing guidelines is staff assistance. We will not be able to help customers while they are using computers.
Call the library if you have questions. We’ll do our best to meet your needs. We’re all in this together.
Here’s what the library is doing to keep people safe during this time:
- Masks will be required for everyone entering the building.
- We will limit the number of people in the building at a time. So that 6 feet separation is easy.
- There will be 6-ft. marks on the floor where appropriate.
- Staff will disinfect a computer after each use.
- All surfaces will be disinfected periodically throughout the day.
- All public areas will be disinfected every evening.
“Remember, these limits are temporary and for the greater good of the entire community. As soon as it is safe full services will return. All the library staff are eager to see you and to serve you, so we’re doing what we need to beat this virus. It takes some adjusting here and there, but we can do it. As is being said, ‘we’re all in this together.’ Call the library, and we’ll do our best to meet your specific needs,” Lillie Huckaby, Library Director.
The Chickasha Public Library will be starting a live Zoom Preschool Storytime program beginning Wednesday, April 15th, at 10:30 am. Children and their caregivers are welcome to join Youth Services Librarian Courtney for songs and a story. If you don’t already have a zoom account set up, please allow time for downloading the program and logging in to the meeting.
Meeting ID: 577 722 509 Password: 123478
For additional information, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
In addition to the regular WIFI provided by the library, Hillary Communications has installed a WIFI device that will reach about two blocks from the library. This WIFI will be on from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm daily. Hillary Communications goal in doing this is to provide internet access to children who may not have access to do their school work. In addition to our location, Hilliary Communications Public WIFI is providing WIFI locations in the cities of Elgin, Medicine Park, Walters, Sterling, Rush Springs, Cyril, Cement, Fletcher, and Lawton.
Chickasha Public Library says thank you, Hillary Communications, for doing this. For more details about this program, check out this article – https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/04/02/rural-distance-learning-gets-tech-boost-oklahoma-and-texas.
The Chickasha Public Library is currently providing Virtual access cards to adults and students. If you live, work, or go to school in Grady county and you do not have a full access Library card, you can apply for a virtual card. A virtual card will give you access to all of the Chickasha Public Library’s online material, including the Oklahoma Virtual Library, where you can read or listen to e-books and e-audio books. You can apply for a card by filling out a short form and receive your card number via email. If you think you already have a library card please contact us by the phone number or email below to update your account.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 405-222-6075.
Healthy Snacks for Kids May 28th
The Chickasha Public Library is happy to announce that we have partnered with Grady Memorial Hospital to bring you a series of family-focused Lunch and Learn programs. Now through August Dietitian Cindy Wilcox, RDN, LD, CDE will present a variety of topics to help your family thrive. Each session is free to attend lunch or snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 20 children. A caregiver must attend with children 6-8. Registration is required, please call the Library at 405-222-6075 to reserve your spot.
Future Lunch & Learn Topics
- June – Introducing your Baby to New Foods
- July – Health Snacks for Teens
- August – Packing a Healthy Lunch
This project is funded in part through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
All Young Readers can Discover A Universe of Stories at the Library this summer!
Space is the theme for Chickasha Public Library’s 2019 Free Summer Reading Program, which officially kicks off May 30th with sign-ups from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Summer Reading programs will be at the Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave, Chickasha Ok 73018. Children and teens who enroll in the program will receive reading logs to track their reading adventures this summer. A variety of programs and activities will also keep young minds learning over the vacation months.
New Readers Summer Reading
New Readers Summer Reading is for youth ages 4-6 it will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. There will books, crafts, and games. Children, age 6 and their adult can pick which program they wish to participate in the New reader or the children’s summer reading program on Thursdays.
Children’s Summer Reading Program
Children’s Summer Reading is for youth ages 6-11 it will be held every Thursday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. The sessions are the same; we ask that you pick on to attend each Thursday. All programs are an hour long and there will books, crafts, and games. Children, age 10 & 11 and their adult can pick which program they wish to participate in the children’s summer reading program or the Tween Summer Reading program at 4:00 pm.
Tween Summer Reading Program
Tween Summer Reading is for youth ages 10, and up it will be held every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the program, youth will discuss books, and there will be an activity.
For more information on Chickasha Public Library’s plans for summer reading, you can visit the Library’s Facebook page. Questions can also be answered over the phone at 405-222-6075 or in person at the Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave.
An adult must accompany children ages 8 and younger, and children ages 9 – 12 maybe at the Library for two hours unaccompanied.
Summer Reading Sponsors
Oklahoma’s statewide Summer Reading Program serves more than 100,000 preschoolers, children, and teens each year. Statewide sponsors are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Sonic Drive-In, and The Oklahoman. Local sponsors include The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library and the City of Chickasha.
The Chickasha Public Library has recently begun receiving some new magazine subscriptions. These magazines are about a variety of interests, so you can choose your favorite or browse and find something new. House Beautiful and Veranda are both about architecture and design and can inspire home decorating and renovation projects. If you enjoy outdoor recreation, Backpacking, Bicycling, Golf, and Runner’s World might be just what you’re looking for. Rachael Ray Every Day and Cooking Light both have recipes and cooking advice for different occasions. Finally, if you want to read about celebrity, style, and fashion, you can find Esquire, Marie Claire, and People Style. The Library has many other magazines about current events, political commentary, fashion, health, cooking, science, history, and much more! The newest issues are available to read at the Library, and the older issues can be checked out for two weeks if you have a Chickasha Public Library card. Your Library card also gives you access to RB Digital an online e-magazine database.