January 2022 Newsletter

CPL newsletter
Image of library director lillie huckaby introduces a letter from the director. Lets talk about the library!

Dear Library Patrons,

Happy New Year to you. I truly hope you have a wonderful 2022. I want to share with you some good news, events that are happening here at the library, new services, and new items.

An FYI for you from December is that our Food for Fines program allowed many card holders to clear up their fines ($1,609.52 in fines were waived), 29 books were returned, and 19 boxes of food were collected for the Food Pantry.

We have several adult workshops scheduled. Some concerning healthy living paid for with our Health Literacy Grant from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) through ODL (Oklahoma Department of Libraries). The first one is a 3-class offering called Building Resilience through Art Therapy with Virginia Savage. In February there will be a Financial Literacy Mini-Clinic with Leslie Sledge. This is a 4-class offering. For more information you can always call the library at 405-222-6075 or look at our website. Pre-registration is required for both classes to provide the opportunity for adequate interaction, and an uncrowded atmosphere.   

A new service that we provide is Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout. A valid adult library card is required to checkout a hotspot for two weeks. We also have Facebook Portals to checkout. Another service that we have added is in the form of two databases from Gale Cengage. Chilton’s Auto Repair and Legal Forms. Legal Forms provides printable forms for legal purposes specifically for Oklahoma. You can fill out a form online and print it or print a blank one to fill out by hand. Both databases are available at the library or from any online device. You can find the links on our website under e-resources. Both require a valid library card to login.

Another new item we have added is a memory kit. These may be useful when visiting a friend or loved one with memory issues or dementia. There is a separate article Making Memories in this newsletter about this.

I also want to remind you that the library provides curbside service. You can pick up your reserved books, we can do printing, faxing, and notary for you. Park in the curbside slot in front of the library and give us a call, we’ll be glad to come out and assist you.

I do have openings in my beginning Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class that will start in February. It will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays at 2pm. Call the library at 405-222-6075 to register.

Let me know what you think of the library. We’re here to serve you. Send me an email, call, or come visit.

Respectfully,

Lillie Huckaby

Library Director

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.

Beanstack’s Winter Reading Challenge Read for a Better World

By Courtney | January 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Beanstack’s Winter Reading Challenge Read for a Better World

From January 1 to January 31, Chickasha Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group.

Chickasha Public Library Patrons Can Now Access the ChiltonLibrary

By Courtney | January 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library Patrons Can Now Access the ChiltonLibrary

Chickasha Public Library Patrons now have access to the ChiltonLibrary. No matter your level the ChiltonLibrary can help you meet your DIY mechanic needs.

Chickasha Public Library 2021 Year in Review

By Brande B | January 10, 2022 |

Have you ever wondered how many items the library adds to the collection each year? Or what the most checked out item is? This month Brande takes you on a statistical trip through 2021 Library-style.

Making Memories

By Michelle | January 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Making Memories

Michelle’s article Making Memories discusses the newest resource now available for check out at the Chickasha Public Library! Memory kits are designed to help people who are experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. Each kit contains a book, activity pillow, puzzle, activities, and a CD that can help provide cognitive stimulation, social interaction, and recreation.

Featured Database: Gale Legal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Oklahoma -specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”

This project is funded 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.

New Children's Computers at the Library!

We are excited to announce that our two new AWE children’s computers are in and ready for use! Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Library was able to purchase an Early Literacy Station and an AfterSchool Edge Station. Each computer provides over 75 different award-winning educational games. The computers are available during regular business hours for children to use, play, and learn!

 This project was supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Opinions expressed in this publication or presentation do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS and no official endorsement by those entities should be inferred.