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.


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.

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.