The Chickasha Public Library's Summer Reading Program is going to be a little different this year. The essential part of summer reading is connecting children with stories and encouraging them to read. To avoid the summer slide, the Chickasha Public Library is providing several programs beginning June 1st and going through July. The library will be providing weekly virtual and grab and go programs for a variety of age groups. However, we will not be hosting any in-person programs at the library this summer. To ensure we meet the needs of all of our young patrons, we will be providing programs in a variety of formats. You can register your child for the summer reading program at the library located at 527 W Iowa Ave, or by filling out the form linked below. Additional details regarding the different programs can be found below. If you have any questions, please call the library 405-222-6075.
The four programs available are
- New Readers ages 4-6
- Children ages 6-11
- Tweens ages 10-13
- Teens ages 13 and up
Please select the program that bests fits your child.
The Summer Reading Program is free and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Sonic-America's Drive-In, Corp, The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education, the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library, and the Chickasha Public Library.
New Reader Summer Reading is for children ages 4 - 6 who are not yet reading independently. Participants will receive a reading log to track the minutes they spend reading with an adult or older sibling. Each week minutes can be submitted, and unique beads and brag tags can be earned. Full details can be found below. In addition to tracking minutes spent reading, participants can also participate by picking up weekly grab bags, listening to a story on the radio station, or join us for our weekly virtual storytime. There will also be weekly videos demonstrating a song or activity for the week. Parents can also join the Chickasha Public Library's New Reader's Google Classroom with their child to get information on updates regarding the program and book suggestions.
Weekly Grab Bags
There will be weekly grab bags containing a story, a craft, and other Summer Reading Material. Grab bags can be picked up during regular library hours.
Stories on the Radio -
Starting June 1st, Classic Hits, KOOL 105.5 FM will be airing stories for children as part of the Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading Program. Tune in around 10:10 each morning to hear a story! This project is made possible through collaboration with Katie Davis and USAO Theatre Arts Program. Stories on the Radio is sponsored in part by Friends of the Chickasha Public Library, Dr. Christy Clift, Chickasha School Superintendent Rick Croslin and wife Jennie, Thome Cook, Farmers Insurance Group, Todd’s Tire and Auto, 21/Mosley Real Estate and Sonic of Chickasha.
Weekly Virtual Story
Participants and their parents are welcome to join Youth Services Librarian Courtney for a short storytime session via Zoom. The library has set up the Zoom meeting so that the only video available is Courtney presenting the book, and the chat is limited to only being able to ask Courtney questions. Meeting ID and password will only be shared with participants.
We will share weekly how-to videos to demo the weekly craft or activity.
Google Classroom -
A google classroom has been set up for each of the Summer Reading groups. It is a location for parents and caregivers to locate information and ask questions. Book recommendations and weekly activities will also be provided.
How will Summer Reading minutes and prizes work this year?
Every 10 minutes equals one bead.
Complete activities and milestones, and you will receive unique beads, brag tags, and your name added to the end of summer prize drawings!
Activities & Milestones include:
- Turn your minutes in each week.
- Read 500 minutes
- Complete a summer reading activity
- Read 1000 minutes
- Complete your summer reading goal
- Read 5000 minutes
Build your Read Bead collection all summer and see what you can create!
To set up a time to pick up your beads, please call the library at 405-222-6075 or email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minutes can also be turned in using this form. Submit minutes here.