February 2022 Newsletter

CPL newsletter
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Dear Library Patrons,

I want to let you know that we’ve been working hard to upgrade our computer system. I know I mentioned this a couple of months ago so I wanted to give you another update on that.

We did get brand new - 2 switches and a security appliance, high quality Cisco Meraki items. Installed and with 5 year licenses. Now we are experiencing fewer glitches and slow speeds. In other words we are grateful and we want you to know who paid for this updated equipment. This project is funded in part through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries paid $1,423.53 and money from the ARPA grant paid $1,333 and the Federal e-rate program paid $8,066.68.

As you explore the newsletter, you will learn about our new session of Beginner Tai Chi, new children's programs, the Riders of the Orphan Train event coming up on March 3, and our newspaper digitization project.

Respectfully,

Lillie Huckaby

Library Director

Black History Month 2022

By Courtney | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Black History Month 2022

There are multiple ways to celebrate Black History Month with the Chickasha Public Library. This article discusses the Library’s Beanstack Black History Month challenge and the displays and activities available at the library.

Library Programs and Services for Young Children

By Courtney | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Library Programs and Services for Young Children

This article contains information on the current programs the Chickasha Public Library offers for young children and their caregivers.

Beginner Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

By Courtney | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Beginner Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Looking for a low impact healthy activity to add to your routine? The Chickasha Public Library will offer a new session of Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance on Mondays and Thursdays.

Chickasha Public Library to Host Riders on the Orphan Train Program

By Courtney | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library to Host Riders on the Orphan Train Program

The Chickasha Public Library is excited to announce an upcoming history event on March 3, The Riders of the Orphan Train. You can read more about this program in this post.

Newspaper Digitization Project

By Michelle | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Newspaper Digitization Project

Chickasha Public Library’s collection of newspapers on microfilm has been digitized and is now freely accessible to the public on the Gateway to Oklahoma History. The Chickasha Public Library was awarded $20,000 through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program provided by Oklahoma Historical Society. In addition, the Friends of the Library contributed $3,700 towards the…

Popular Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks and Digital Magazines Available Free 24/7 on the Oklahoma Virtual Library

By Courtney | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Popular Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks and Digital Magazines Available Free 24/7 on the Oklahoma Virtual Library

Are you using Libby to access the Oklahoma Virtual Library? Learn how to access thousands of digital resources in this article.

Chickasha Public Library offers free virtual Financial Literacy Mini Clinic

By Michelle | January 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library offers free virtual Financial Literacy Mini Clinic

you’re interested in setting yourself up for financial success, join the Chickasha Public Library’s free Financial Literacy Mini Clinic. This four-week virtual clinic will be taught by Leslie A. Sledge, a NACCC certified financial counselor and credit restoration specialist. 

Building Resilience

By Courtney | January 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Building Resilience

The beginning of the year is the time to pause and consider our goals for the new year. Join Virginia Savage, LCSW, Art Therapist, at the Chickasha Public Library on Wednesday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. to continue our community conversation about mental health and how we can improve our resilience to whatever life brings.