May 2022 Newsletter

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

Dear Patrons,

Virtual Library Users,
I would like to remind you that material requests for the virtual library can be made directly to me via email or by calling the library. I would especially like to know if you are on a long waiting list. Let me know the title, author, and format you prefer. I will try to add copies and that should reduce your wait time. Also, if a title you want has expired let me know. Another thought is, are the books your kids want to read on the virtual library? Summer’s coming, I want you to have the titles you want for a wonderful summer reading experience.

The ARPA grant that we received is very nearly complete. We now have a picnic table in the front of the library to provide more seating, especially for Wi-fi users even when the library is closed. Many people are enjoying the water fountain/bottle fill station, the hotspots, and two new databases all provided with this grant.

I would also like to say a great big THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers.

Have a wonderful and safe summer,

Lillie Huckaby
Director
Chickasha Public Library
404-222-6075

  • Stay tuned to the Library's event calendar many library programs are coming up in in the next few months.
  • President’s FY 2023 Budget Request Includes $276.8 Million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services visit this link to read the full article.

Look Up! Step Back in Time with The James Webb Space Telescope on Beanstack!

By Courtney | May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Look Up! Step Back in Time with The James Webb Space Telescope on Beanstack!

There are challenges for everyone on the Beanstack app. Read this article to learn about the NASA reading challenge. Visit Beanstack to join this challenge and more!

Readers’ Advisory The Gothic Novel

By Brande B | May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Readers’ Advisory The Gothic Novel

With Friday the 13th fast approaching, it seems like a great time to talk about the books that are written to send a shiver down our spine.

Chickasha Public Library FREE Summer Reading Program

By Courtney | May 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Chickasha Public Library FREE Summer Reading Program

Youth of all ages can dive into the Chickasha Public Library’s Summer Reading Program as we explore an Ocean of Possibilities throughout June and July. See post for details.

Friends of the Library Yard Sale

By Courtney | April 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Friends of the Library Yard Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting a Yard Sale on Fri. and Sat., May 13-14, 2022 from 8am-2pm. Sale items will be located at the Library, 527 Iowa, Chickasha, in the back parking lot and in the meeting room. Some of the items for sale include office chairs, kids’ chairs, two folding desks,…

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.

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.