2020 will mark the 115th year of the Chickasha Public Library. A lot has happened in that time and we want to celebrate! We are preparing a written history of the Library complete with a scrapbook of photos and news articles. If you have any pictures or news articles about the Library that you would like to share, please bring them in and talk to Michelle or Lillie. Also, if you have a memory you would like to share about the Library write it down and get it to us or if you prefer, we’ll write it for you please make an appointment with Michelle or Lillie. If you were on the Library Board or were employed at the Library, please contact us by calling 405-222-6075. We would like to make sure that our information is correct, we would like to know names and dates and photos to go with them would be great! Let’s enjoy the process. For additional information, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
On November 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting their 2nd annual Books Come Alive and Local Authors Festival event. This year we are using books from the PBS Great American Reads booklist, there will be actors portraying book characters, book scavenger hunts, prizes, and fun for all. There is also an opportunity for the public to meet local authors, discuss their books, and buy them. Both events are FREE, donations will be welcome at the door.
October 17th 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Youth are invited to come to the Library and test their book knowledge at the Library’s Book Trivia Night. Dress as your favorite book character and have some fun. There will be snacks and lots of BOOK TRIVIA!
October 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm the Library would like to welcome families to come read together at the Library, during the Library’s first Family Reading Night, there is a great book for everyone!
For the nineteenth year, December is “Food for Fines” month at the Chickasha Public Library. Overdue fines may be paid with a donation of non-perishable food. According to Library Director Lillie Huckaby, “The food will be given to our local Food Pantry. Remember and share with those in need. I am asking everyone who comes to the Library to contribute. Even if you do not owe a fine, please donate some food to the Food Pantry. Together let’s bring in more food than ever before.”
The value of the food does not have to equal the amount of the fine. Any donation will cover any fine. However, if a book has been lost, the replacement cost of the book must be paid. Only the fine itself will be waived.
According to Huckaby, “In addition to the much-needed food, many overdue books come home to the Library, usually about 100 of them. Not having to repurchase popular titles means the Library can buy more new books. This also gives patrons who have accrued fines a way to make a fresh start, so they can check out books again.”
The program will run through December 31st. For more details, call the Chickasha Public Library at 222-6075.