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!

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.

https://chickasha.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkce-spjspGdTO7vJ0YlH68odBhjBjfXdn

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.”

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:
https://chickasha.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceCqqj8uH9GxEihrG9i80pd_BH50lAv0

Vaccine FAQs

What if I don’t have access to the Internet or a mobile device?

  • If you can’t access the internet or need assistance accessing the portal, we recommend you ask a family member or friend to assist you with the registration process.
  • If you prefer to use a phone, you can check your vaccine eligibility via phone.
  • Call 211 to determine if you’re eligible for an appointment.
  • We strongly encourage Oklahomans to use the portal if they are able for a quicker, more efficient registration.  

Who can register right now?

  • Anyone is able to pre-register and enter their information. However, only Oklahoma residents who are 65 years of age or older, as well as healthcare workers and first responders will be able to schedule appointments in the system.
  • If you are not part of the current phases, you will be given the option to be notified when the vaccine becomes available to you, and when appointments become available once your phase is active.
  • Please note that eligibility does not guarantee an appointment will be available to you. Appointment availability is solely dependent on vaccine supply in each county.

COVID-19 Scheduling portal

This post contains a collection of Health Literacy resource for caregivers and their children.


Library Resources

Universal Class is a database with self placed learning classes on a variety of topics.

Universal Class is an online database with over 500 self paced classes. There are over 40 courses on the topic of health. Here are a few classes that might be of interest to parents and caregivers. A library card is required to access the database.

  • Nutrition 101
  • Cooking and Baking 101
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Early Childhood Development

Kanopy a video streaming database

Kanopy is a video streaming database that contains movies, and documentaries. Here are a few video titles that might be of interest to parents and caregivers. A library card is required to access the database.

  • Food, Science, and the Human Body – The Great Courses
  • Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
  • Yoga for Children
  • Cooking and Children…A Learning Activity
  • Create a Great Plate: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
  • What’s On MyPlate?

Website links

https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/practice-resources/international-nutrition-pilot-project/how-to-explain-basic-nutrition-concepts

https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/2015-2020-dietary-guidelines/guidelines/

Want to check out more fruit & vegetable books? Click the link below to see additional titles.

https://chickashaplok.booksys.net/opac/cpl/index.html?mode=main#search:ExpertSearch?BookbagID=123&ignoredefaultlocation=true

The Chickasha Public Library is launching a health literacy bingo to encourage individuals to add healthy eating and activities into their daily routines. Bingo cards can be picked up at the library 527 W Iowa Ave. This program will go through July 2021. Once you complete your whole bingo card, bring it back to the library, and you will be entered into a drawing. 

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

Beginning December 7

The Chickasha Public Library will temporarily suspend in-person services due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the area. During this closure, the Library will continue to provide curbside and virtual services.

Books can be reserved through the Library’s online catalog, available at chickashapl.okpls.org, or by contacting the Library. Also available curbside are grab and go craft bags for children. 

Library staff will be available to assist with business services outside, including notarizing, faxing and copying. If you need something printed from the internet, email what needs to be printed to chickashapubliclibraryprinting@gmail.com or call the Library at (405) 222-6075 to request help printing from a specific website.

Additionally, the Library’s Food for Fines program will be conducted curbside. Through this program, library fines will be waived when patrons drop off a donation to the Food Pantry.

Curbside services will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Library staff will be available to take phone calls during this time.

Virtual services are also available, including downloading e-books, accessing free WiFi outside the building, participating in virtual programs, and receiving the Library’s emailed newsletter. Information on virtual services is available at chickashapl.okpls.org. 

To request Library assistance during the closure, patrons are urged to call (405) 222-6075 or email lillie.huckaby@chickasha.org. More information, including anticipated reopening dates, will be provided on the Library’s website, chickashapl.okpls.org, and on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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.