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Director’s Letter

Dear Library Patrons,

What a year 2020 was. I know some loved ones were lost to us; I offer my condolences to those of you who did lose loved ones. I hope you are recovering and doing well. COVID-19 really threw a monkey wrench in our lives but being the resilient people we are, we adapted. Sometimes the library provided curbside only service, sometimes it was curbside or limited in-person. We learned a lot, how to do tasks differently, and you did too. Thank you for your patience and understanding through all of that. As a library we tried to find ways to provide services for you through phone calls, emails, and virtual services. Sometimes you called and said just put a bunch of books in a bag for me, and we did, and brought them out to your car for you. We were glad to do that. We changed library management systems to provide a self-check module, and better online catalog uses like placing holds on books. COVID-19 couldn’t stop avid readers or business. We copied, printed, Faxed, and notarized and brought the papers to you outside. Together we worked through COVID-19.  Hopefully, we’ve seen the worst of it and it’s a little easier moving forward.

Lillie Huckaby
Library Director

Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading 2021

By Courtney | May 3, 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…

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

By Michelle | May 3, 2021 |

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’s National Library Week Report

By Lillie H | May 3, 2021 |

Library Director Lillie Huckaby reports on the Chickasha Public Library’s National Library Week Celebration events.

Every Reader Their Book

By Brande B | May 3, 2021 |

Brande discusses the ways she uses Ranganathan’s second law of library science to help readers find the book they need. This law “Every Reader Their Book” is one of the most important tools that a library employee uses to help customers find the book that best suits their current need.

Meaningful Mental Meanderings

By Michelle | May 3, 2021 |

Books can help to ease some of the mental strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing accessible, self-directed learning and recreation, as well as a much-needed distraction from some of life’s more pressing worries. One book that addresses overcoming mental blocks is Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind by Srinivasan S. Pillay (153.4 Pillay). The premise is that unfocusing your mind and letting it wander is key to unlocking its potential for both logical problem solving and creative thinking.

Preschool Storytime Schedule

By Courtney | May 3, 2021 |

Preschool Stoytime information and schedule.

Checkout all the reading challenges by visiting Beanstack at  https://chickashapl.beanstack.org/reader365
CPL Walking Challenge
We have a big goal this month, currently we are in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea the goal is to get to Japan by the end of May. That's over 5,000 miles! Checkout our virtual map and join the Walking Challenge today by visiting https://chickashapl.okpls.org/library-programs-events/.
Have picked up you health literacy bingo card? Visit, https://chickashapl.okpls.org/library-programs-events/ or in-person at the library 527 W Iowa Ave to get started.