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Lillie Huckaby, Library Director

Hello, I’m Lillie Huckaby. I was born in Pueblo Colorado. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree at Northwest Missouri State University I taught Kindergarten for 18 years, that was a lot of fun. Then I moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma and became a librarian. I received my Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma, go Sooners. I worked as the Children’s Librarian here at Chickasha Public Library for 10 years, that was a lot of fun. In the summer of 2014 I became the Director of Chickasha Public Library, this has been interesting. I teach Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance here at the Library and I host Chapter Chat here among my other myriad duties.

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Ondreea "Drew" Cooper, Youth Services Librarian

I am a mom to amazing identical twin sons and two awesome daughters in law, and Mimi to the most adorable grandson. I love reading, DIY home repairs, hiking, climbing, and overlanding. My favorite books are historical nonfiction, mysteries, and thrillers.

I have a master’s in marine biology and oceanography and I love sharks. I moved to Oklahoma in 2021 and am a former exceptional education teacher. I was also previously a Youth Services Librarian for a library system in South Carolina.

I love everything about being a Youth Services Librarian, especially developing relationships with children and their families.

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Michelle Skinner, Reference Librarian/Interlibrary Loan

Hello, I’m Michelle Skinner. I have worked at the Chickasha Public Library since 2012 and I am also a piano teacher, as well as a pianist and organist at the First Presbyterian Church. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma. I also wrote A History of the Chickasha Public Library, 1905-2020: The First 115 Years and I love all things creative and intellectual.

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Beth Cranton, Administrative Assistant

Hello, I’m Beth Cranton. I have enjoyed working at the Chickasha Public Library for twelve years. I received my bachelor's degree in natural science from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. I love being home with my family, pets, plants, projects, and books.


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Brande Bradford, Circulation Supervisor

Hello, I’m Brande Bradford. I have worked at the Chickasha Public Library since 2012. Most days you can find me at the front desk at the library, but I also enjoy attending events like the Rock Island Art Festival and the Grady County Fair. I graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri with an Associate of Arts degree. Outside of work I enjoy listening to books and podcasts, knitting and collecting unique art.

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Sydny Dockery, Library Assistant - Circulation

Hello, my name is Sydny. My interests include reading, collecting books, painting/drawing, and spending time with my pets. I have a bachelor’s degree in art from USAO. My favorite thing to do at the library is to create posters and graphic designs for upcoming events and decorations around the library.