Readers’ Advisory

Even though my current Want-To-Read list is embarrassingly long I still continue to look for more titles to add to that list. I use many sources from wandering the aisles to scrolling through my Facebook feed, but one of the most recent ways that I have been adding to my list is by listening to podcasts. Podcasts are audio programs that are broadcast via the Internet. They are similar to radio programs without the limitations of signal strength. 

You may be familiar with podcasts like True Crime All the Time, Casefile, and True Crime Garage that delve into criminal investigations around the world. Or other podcasts like Secretly Incredibly Fascinating which dedicates each episode to exploring one topic. But did you know that there is a wide selection of podcasts that focus on books? 

The website broadcasts several podcasts that focus on general book recommendations like All the Books and Get Booked. They also host other shows specializing in genre recommendations. SSF Yeah! is dedicated to helping spread the word about great new Science Fiction and Fantasy titles. For Real spotlights non-fiction releases across interest levels. Past topics on this show include religious memoirs, love stories, and authors with Asian or Pacifc Islander heritage. 

 Some of your favorite authors may be producing podcasts as well. Gretchen Rubin author of Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives and Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness hosts uses the platform to share insights into how she manages to stay sane in today’s crazy world and advises her listeners on how to establish healthy habits that lead to happiness. Dan Savage transitioned his radio show Savage Love Live to the podcast Savage Lovecast. While his listenership may have grown, Savage still uses his platform to discuss religion, gay rights, politics, and pornography.

But who better to source for book recommendations than a library? The New York Public Library hosts a podcast called The Librarian is In. Each episode two librarians with the NYPL system discuss books and what to read next. The Brooklyn Public Library also has a podcast, Borrowed,  that highlights stories that center around the people of Brooklyn and how they use the library. 

Most podcasts are available through multiple audio streaming apps like Spotify, Overcast, or Stitcher. Some apps may have a premium option that allows you to listen to the back catalog or bonus content, however most new episodes are available at no charge. 

No-Cost Meals program

The Chickasha Public Library is again partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide no-cost meals to kids ages 1-18. The Summer Food Program will kick off June 1. This year there will be two locations children and their caregivers can pick up meals in Chickasha. 

Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday at the following times and locations: 

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Washita Valley Park, located at 1500 S. Henderson St.
  • 12 to 1 p.m. at the Chickasha Public Library, located at 527 W Iowa Ave. 

There is no income verification or proof of residency required to receive meals. For additional information, call the Library at 405-222-6075. 

Preschool Storytime Schedule

The Chickasha Public Library is currently offering virtual Stoytime sessions via Zoom, in-person Storytime sessions and Storytime at the park! These programs are geared towards caregivers and the children 0 – 5. The calendar below has details on each Storytime session you can register by clicking the link in the calendar’s event description, or by calling 405-222-6075.

July 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Preschool Storytime In-person
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Storytime @ the Parks!
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Stories on the Radio
  • New Readers Summer Reading Program
  • Children Summer Reading Program
  • Tween Summer Reading Program
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Preschool Storytime In-person
  • Device Workshop 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Courtney Sequoyah in Moore
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Storytime @ the Parks!
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Friends of the Library Board Meeting 4:30 P.M.-6.00 P.M.
  • Stories on the Radio
  • New Readers Summer Reading Program
  • Children Summer Reading Program
  • Tween Summer Reading Program
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Preschool Storytime In-person
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Sing a New Song
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Storytime @ the Parks!
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Library Board Meeting 6:00 P.M.
  • Stories on the Radio
  • New Readers Summer Reading Program
  • Children Summer Reading Program
  • Tween Summer Reading Program
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Preschool Storytime In-person
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Chapter Chat
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Preschool Storytime In-person
  • Stories on the Radio
  • Summer Reading Wrap-Up 10:00 A.M. at Centennial Park

Have you signed your little one up for the Chickasha Public Library’s Raise Readers 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge? You can sign up today using Beanstack, or by visiting the library at 527 W Iowa Ave. For additional information please call 405-222-6075.

Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading 2021

The Chickasha Public Library is offering programs for all ages throughout the summer. Mark your calendars preregistration begins May 10th, with programs kicking off in June. 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, and there will be a variety of program types for all ages. 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.

The Chickasha Public Library will have programs for everyone this summer. There will be in-person programs (registration required each week), stories on the radio, take and make activities and virtual program. The Summer Reading program will also include virtual and in-person performers. 

Please note that in-person events held at the library require registration, with multiple days to choose from each week. Details for each age group are linked below. If you have any questions, please call 405-222-6075.

Summer Reading Program age groups

New Readers Summer Reading for ages 3-5

Children Summer Reading for ages 6 – 9

Tween Summer Reading for ages 10 – 13

National Library Week Challenge

National Library Week is April 4th-10th and the Chickasha Public Library is offering fun activities, events, and drawings to celebrate! You can sign up for the challenge using Beanstack, or you can drop by the library at 527 W Iowa Ave to sign up. Call the library at 405-222-6075 for more information!

What does the challenge include?
  • Visiting the library
  • Read for 30, 60, and/or 120 minutes
  • Learn about library programs and services
  • Meet the library staff
  • Check out the library’s book mobile
  • Join us for Customer Appreciation Day on April 10th from 11:00-1:30 here at the library!

Completing these activities will give you tickets to enter into the drawings. Beanstack tickets and paper registrations must be turned in by Friday April 9th. The drawings will be on Saturday during Customer Appreciation Day.

Completing challenges throughout the week can earn you up to 10 tickets, and you can submit up to five tickets for any of the drawings described below. If you participate in the challenge or join us for Customer Appreciation Day, your name will also be entered for a chance to choose up to 15 titles to be painted on one of the library’s outside panels.

National Library Week Challenge Drawings include:

Farm Animal Basket

This basket contains a duck puppet, a peek-a-boo board book, and a collection of Click, Clack, Moo stories.

Crafter Basket

This basket contains a variety of arts and craft supplies, including yarn, knitting needles, a sketchbook, colored pencils, glitter, paint, books, and more!

Library Board Drawing

The library board drawing is for a Kindle!

D&D Starter Kit

The D&D starter kit is complete with a Dungeon & Dragons starter set, an Icons of the Realms starter set, dice, a dice bag, and a copy of Redwall by Brian Jacques!

Superhero Basket

This basket contains a copy of the board game 5-minute Marvel, a Spiderman graphic novel, and a copy of City Spies by James Ponti!

Friends of the Library Drawing

The Friends of the Library drawing is for a succulent plant and gardening book!

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Hello friends,

The library is hosting a Teddy Bear Sleepover this month. Beginning Monday March 8th children can pick up their Teddy Bear Sleepover Take and Make Packets and checkout a bundle of five picture books to read at home. We

Then on Thursday, March 25th at 4:00 pm, everyone is welcome to join Ms. Courtney for a special virtual Teddy Bear Storytime session. The session will last 15-20 minutes and will be held via Zoom. Be sure to wear your pajamas and have your favorite stuffed animals.

We would love to see pictures of your animals fun sleepover adventures and your take and make activities. Feel free to tag the Chickasha Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.

You can register for Teddy Bear Sleepover using the link below and if you have any questions, please call 405-222-6075.

Health Literacy Bingo

Chickasha Public Library launches Health Literacy Bingo

The Chickasha Public Library is launching a health literacy bingo beginning January 1st to encourage individuals to add healthy eating and activities into their daily routines. Bingo cards can be picked up at the library or you can print one using the link below. 

Once you complete your whole bingo card, bring it back to the library, and you will be entered into a drawing. 

Chickasha Public Library’s Health Literacy Bingo Card

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

Chapter Chat

Looking for something to read? Enjoy talking with others about books? You should check out Chapter Chat, a book discussion group for adults. Each month there is a different theme and the goal is to read two books before the monthly meeting. Meetings are currently held via Zoom. If you are interested in joining us for the next meeting you can register using the link below. 

The next Chapter Chat meeting is March 29th @ 6:30 pm.

The theme for March is to read a nonfiction book and a fiction book on the same topic. 

Titles we suggest are Orphan Train by Christina Kline – fiction and 

Orphan trains : the story of Charles Loring Brace and the children he saved and failed by Stephen O’Connor – nonfiction. 

For additional information or to reserve a copy of the books, please call the library at 405-222-6075.Register in advance for this meeting:

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