July 2021 Newsletter

CPL newsletter
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Hello,

I want to tell you about a new service the library is offering.  COVID-19 has taught us a lot about the need for online meetings for a variety of reasons. An important reason is for jobs - searching, coaching, and even interviews. These situations became difficult to do in person during COVID  restrictions therefore new methods were sought and now with so many people having lost their job and looking for a new one online meetings became very important. Unfortunately not everyone has the capability to utilize that method. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries offered Oklahoma libraries small grants to purchase good headsets and webcams for library patrons to use to help meet the need for online meetings. Headsets and/or webcams can be used in the library by patrons with a valid library card. Patrons can use them on their personal devices, free wifi is available, or on library computers. A private room is also available. To get a library card there is no cost if the applicant resides in Grady County, just bring photo ID and proof of mailing address and fill out a short application. For more information call the library at 405-222-6075.

 

Sincerely,

Library Director

Lillie Huckaby

Library History Display

By Michelle | July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Library History Display

Do you like history? Library staff member Michelle Skinner has been hard at work putting together the history of the Chickasha Public Library and now the library has a new display case to make that history viewable for all that visit the library.  Michelle’s article this month discusses the library’s history and the new display cabinet. 

Does the Library not have the item you want? Request it!

By Brande B | July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Does the Library not have the item you want? Request it!

Have you every wanted a book that you couldn’t find at the library? Did you know that you can request items? This month, Brande discusses how the requesting process works at the Chickasha Public Library.

No-Cost Meals program

By Courtney | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on No-Cost Meals program

The Chickasha Public Library is again partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide no-cost meals to kids ages 1-18. The Summer Food Program will kick off June 1. This year there will be two locations children and their caregivers can pick up meals in Chickasha.  Meals can be picked up Monday through…

Chickasha Public Library to Host Sing a New Song 2: Changing Lives Through Music

By Michelle | May 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library to Host Sing a New Song 2: Changing Lives Through Music

On Saturday, May 22nd, the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting Sing a New Song: Changing Lives Through Music at 10:00 am. This free one-hour workshop is designed for adults and teens and will be presented by Peter Markes. The objective is to develop techniques for songwriting lyrics through a process called sensory writing. The program will be in person at the Chickasha Public Library, located at 527 W. Iowa. Registration is required due to limited seating. For more information and to register for this event, visit or call the Library at 405-222-6075. This program is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading 2021

By Courtney | May 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading 2021

The Chickasha Public Library is offering programs for all ages throughout the summer. Mark your calendars preregistration begins May 10th, with programs kicking off in June. You can register for the Summer Reading program using Beanstack or in-person at the Chickasha Public Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave. All programs are free, and there will be…