December 2021 Newsletter

CPL newsletter
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Dear Patrons,

The last few days have been busy here at the library as several projects are culminating.

First I’m sad to tell you that remote access to Ancestry.com will end on December 31, 2021. Some of you have enjoyed the option of using ancestry at home so I know you’ll be disappointed just remember you can come to the library and access ancestry on the library computers.

Secondly, I want you to know that the library’s computer equipment – switches and security appliance – (things that make the internet work) have been upgraded with brand new equipment. Compliments of the federal government.

Third, I’m excited to tell you about Wi-Fi Hotspot checkouts. In an effort to provide internet access to everyone many public libraries across the nation provide wi-fi hotspots. The federal government through the ARPA grants have helped many libraries ours included get this program going. The checkouts will be available soon for any adult with a valid library account. Checkouts are for two weeks and cannot be renewed. Call the library for more information.

Fourth, along with the wi-fi hotspots Facebook Portals will available for checkout soon. These are a great way to video call friends and family for the holidays. The Portals were purchased through a grant. A Facebook account is required to use them. A Portal can be checkout from the library by any adult with a valid library account. Checkouts are for two weeks and cannot be renewed. Call the library for more information.

Happy Holidays,

Lillie Huckaby

Library Director

Stay Connected: Check Out New Technology at the Chickasha Public Library

By Courtney | December 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Stay Connected: Check Out New Technology at the Chickasha Public Library

The Chickasha Public Library is offering new devices for checkout. Thanks to a grant from the federal government, patrons can now check out mobile hotspots and more.

Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge

By Courtney | December 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge

There is an new challenge available on Beanstack this month. NASA @ My Library, Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge. Read more about it and learn how to join in this article.

How I learned to Knit. What does the library have to support your hobbies?

By Brande B | December 9, 2021 | Comments Off on How I learned to Knit. What does the library have to support your hobbies?

As winter approaches and the evenings get longer, we find ourselves at home more. And even with countless hours of streaming media, you may find yourself at a loss on how to fill those hours. Many people use this time to catch up on household chores, while others enjoy a hobby. The Chickasha Public Library has many books to help you fill the hours. In this article, Brande talks about how she learned to knit, one of her favorite hobbies, and some of the resources available at the library for different hobbies.

2021 in Nonfiction

By Michelle | December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 in Nonfiction

As the year comes to an end, there are many books that can help understand the current events of 2021, as well as the issues that affect peoples’ lives. Reading some of the different perspectives can help you stay informed about things happening right now while also encountering new thoughts, ideas, and possibilities for the future. In this article Michelle discusses some of the nonfiction books the library has available on the topic of 2021.

Exchange Food for Overdue Fines this December at the Chickasha Public Library

By Lillie H | December 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Exchange Food for Overdue Fines this December at the Chickasha Public Library

This December you can donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for overdue fines. All food goes to the local emergency food pantry. Follow the link to read the full article.