Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10 am! This program is for children 5 and younger, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

October 12th – Animals
October 19th – Fire Safety – Fire trucks will come to visit us at Centennial Park
October 26th – Falling leaves & Halloween – dress up in your costume – we’ll be at Centennial Park

Weekly Children’s Programs at the Library

Raise Readers Early Literacy come and go activities

Tuesdays from 10 AM – 1 PM

Visit the library and explore different Early Literacy and Sensory Centers!

The program is free, and geared towards children five and younger and their caregivers. We welcome you to come learn and play together as they explore each center.

Preschool Storytime

Every Wednesday morning 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime is for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for these programs.

For additional information, please call 405-222-6075

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

Explore our universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge. Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. Scheduled to launch this winter, JWST is the most advanced infrared space telescope ever launched and will allow us to look deeper into time and space than ever before! Help your library win a collection of programming materials from NASA @ My Library by logging your reading and completing activities. Earn new badges all month long! NASA @ My Library is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant No. NNX16AE30A. The work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the grant. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute

To join this challenge and more visit https://chickashapl.beanstack.org/reader365

Chickasha Public Library FREE Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will dive deep during our Oceans of Possibilities summer program! 

Participating in a summer reading program helps keep students on track to learn in the next school year and can positively impact their future success. 

This year participants will set a goal and track their reading minutes to earn prizes throughout the summer. 

In June and July we will have weekly programs, a reading club, virtual access to recipes, games, awesome prize drawings, and more!

Kids of all ages will enjoy out live performances of Uncharted Waters and Mad Science. 

The Chickasha Public Library is offering programs for all ages. Mark your calendars, Registration opens May 20, and the fun will start on June 2. Dive in with us! 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. Participants will set a reading goal, track their minutes spent reading, and earn incentives over the summer. The tracking can all be done online or by using the Beanstack mobile app. There is also an option to track minutes using paper and sticker logs.

Summer Reading Program age groups

Early Readers Summer Reading for ages 4-6

Children Summer Reading for ages 6 – 10

Tween Summer Reading for ages 10 – 15

Youth Cooking Classes

We are excited to announce a partnership with Grady County 4-H to provide free cooking classes! Youth ages 10 to 16 can register for the cooking classes, which will be held at the Library on Tuesday afternoons in May and June. These classes are free and will last about an hour. Additional information about the classes will be sent in April to those registered.

In these beginner cooking classes, youth will learn basic cooking techniques, cooking and food safety, and how to create a recipe.

The classes are free, however space is limited, so registration is required. Call (405) 222-6075 or email library@chickasha.org to register for a program.

Through partnerships with Grady County 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE), and funds through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services the Chickasha Public Library is able to offer this free program.

Library Programs and Services for Young Children

The Chickasha Public Library now offers various early literacy services for children and their caregivers. In addition, we have Storytime Kits available for checkout and grab-and-go craft bags available for those that visit the library.

The library meeting room is transformed into a pop-up come-and-go early literacy, and sensory exploration space on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Multiple stations will be set up for children and caregivers to explore, play, and learn together.

Storytime at the Park are Wednesdays at 9:30 am at Centennial Park, located at 801-899 7th St., Chickasha. Youth Service Librarian Courtney Mayall will present a program full of songs, stories, and activities for children five and younger and their caregivers. Weather permitting, this program will occur every Wednesday morning through the fall.

Dinovember

There is tons of dinosaur fun happening at the library this month.

  • Children can pick up a free take and make craft bag which contain supplies to make your own dinosaur puppet and more! 
  • You can join the Beanstack Dinosaur Challenge
  • Checkout the library’s Dinovember book display. 
  • What to know what dinosaur books the library has available? Visit this Dinovember Book bag link to find out!
  • When you visit the library be sure to find what book the dinosaur is reading each day and add your name to a drawing for your own dinosaur book! 
  • Be sure to follow the library on Facebook or Instagram to see what the dinosaurs have been up to at the library.

Book Character Pumpkin Patch

Illustration depicting a clear day at a pumpkin patch announcing the library's book character pumpkin project.

Children are encouraged to help fill the library’s pumpkin patch with their book character pumpkin. How do you add a pumpkin to the patch?

  • Visit the library and pick up a pumpkin template picture.
  • Design your pumpkin to look like a favorite book character by coloring or painting the picture.
  • Return the pumpkin picture to the library, and we will add it to our pumpkin patch. 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Hello friends,

The library is hosting a Teddy Bear Sleepover this month. Beginning Monday March 8th children can pick up their Teddy Bear Sleepover Take and Make Packets and checkout a bundle of five picture books to read at home. We

Then on Thursday, March 25th at 4:00 pm, everyone is welcome to join Ms. Courtney for a special virtual Teddy Bear Storytime session. The session will last 15-20 minutes and will be held via Zoom. Be sure to wear your pajamas and have your favorite stuffed animals.

We would love to see pictures of your animals fun sleepover adventures and your take and make activities. Feel free to tag the Chickasha Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.

You can register for Teddy Bear Sleepover using the link below and if you have any questions, please call 405-222-6075.

https://chickasha.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkce-spjspGdTO7vJ0YlH68odBhjBjfXdn

Free Summer Reading Program

All Young Readers can Discover A Universe of Stories at the Library this summer!

Space is the theme for Chickasha Public Library’s 2019 Free Summer Reading Program, which officially kicks off May 30th with sign-ups from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Summer Reading programs will be at the Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave, Chickasha Ok 73018. Children and teens who enroll in the program will receive reading logs to track their reading adventures this summer. A variety of programs and activities will also keep young minds learning over the vacation months.


New Readers Summer Reading Program

New Readers Summer Reading

New Readers Summer Reading is for youth ages 4-6 it will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. There will books, crafts, and games. Children, age 6 and their adult can pick which program they wish to participate in the New reader or the children’s summer reading program on Thursdays.


Children's Summer Reading Program

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Children’s Summer Reading is for youth ages 6-11 it will be held every Thursday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. The sessions are the same; we ask that you pick on to attend each Thursday. All programs are an hour long and there will books, crafts, and games. Children, age 10 & 11 and their adult can pick which program they wish to participate in the children’s summer reading program or the Tween Summer Reading program at 4:00 pm.


Tween Summer Reading Program

Tween Summer Reading Program

Tween Summer Reading is for youth ages 10, and up it will be held every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the program, youth will discuss books, and there will be an activity.


For more information on Chickasha Public Library’s plans for summer reading, you can visit the Library’s Facebook page. Questions can also be answered over the phone at 405-222-6075 or in person at the Library located at 527 W Iowa Ave.

Please Note

An adult must accompany children ages 8 and younger, and children ages 9 – 12 maybe at the Library for two hours unaccompanied.

Summer Reading Sponsors

Oklahoma’s statewide Summer Reading Program serves more than 100,000 preschoolers, children, and teens each year. Statewide sponsors are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Sonic Drive-In, and The Oklahoman. Local sponsors include The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library and the City of Chickasha.