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January 2022
Library director Lillie Huckaby presents a letter to library patrons.

Dear Library Patrons,

Happy New Year to you. I truly hope you have a wonderful 2022. I want to share with you some good news, events that are happening here at the library, new services, and new items.

An FYI for you from December is that our Food for Fines program allowed many card holders to clear up their fines ($1,609.52 in fines were waived), 29 books were returned, and 19 boxes of food were collected for the Food Pantry.

We have several adult workshops scheduled. Some concerning healthy living paid for with our Health Literacy Grant from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) through ODL (Oklahoma Department of Libraries). The first one is a 3-class offering called Building Resilience through Art Therapy with Virginia Savage. In February there will be a Financial Literacy Mini-Clinic with Leslie Sledge. This is a 4-class offering. For more information you can always call the library at 405-222-6075 or look at our website. Pre-registration is required for both classes to provide the opportunity for adequate interaction, and an uncrowded atmosphere.   

A new service that we provide is Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout. A valid adult library card is required to checkout a hotspot for two weeks. We also have Facebook Portals to checkout. Another service that we have added is in the form of two databases from Gale Cengage. Chilton’s Auto Repair and Legal Forms. Legal Forms provides printable forms for legal purposes specifically for Oklahoma. You can fill out a form online and print it or print a blank one to fill out by hand. Both databases are available at the library or from any online device. You can find the links on our website under e-resources. Both require a valid library card to login.

Another new item we have added is a memory kit. These may be useful when visiting a friend or loved one with memory issues or dementia. There is a separate article Making Memories in this newsletter about this.

I also want to remind you that the library provides curbside service. You can pick up your reserved books, we can do printing, faxing, and notary for you. Park in the curbside slot in front of the library and give us a call, we’ll be glad to come out and assist you.

I do have openings in my beginning Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class that will start in February. It will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays at 2pm. Call the library at 405-222-6075 to register.

Let me know what you think of the library. We’re here to serve you. Send me an email, call, or come visit.


Lillie Huckaby

Library Director

  • To read the full January 2022 newsletter, follow this link.
  • The Chickasha Public Library will be closed Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
  • There will be no Storytime session during the month of January.

Chickasha Public Library 2021 Year in Review

By Brande Bradford
Have you ever wondered how many items the library adds to the collection each year? Or what the most checked out item is? This month Brande takes you on a statistical trip through 2021 Library-style. Follow the link to read Brande's full article. 

Making Memories
By Michelle Skinner

Michelle's article Making Memories discusses the newest resource now available for check out at the Chickasha Public Library! Memory kits are designed to help people who are experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. Each kit contains a book, activity pillow, puzzle, activities, and a CD that can help provide cognitive stimulation, social interaction, and recreation. Follow this link to read Michelle's full article. 

Chickasha Public Library Patrons Can Now Access the ChiltonLibrary

Keep Your Car Ready for the Road

Whether you’ve got a little or a lot of DIY mechanic in you, here’s a go-to source we thought you should know about. The name “Chilton” has been around almost as long as there have been cars on the road—and now their auto repair manuals are available online through ChiltonLibrary.


With ChiltonLibrary, you’ll find accurate, digestible information that’s continuously updated to cover most cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today, including:

Step-by-step repair procedures for everything from suspension, brakes, clutch, and gearbox jobs to more ambitious electrical and engine projects.

Troubleshooting guides for additional support.

Maintenance schedules to help prevent costly repairs.


Visit for free access to ChiltonLibrary at your library, at home, or on the go.

Happy car caring!

This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a Federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

Beanstack’s Winter Reading Challenge Read for a Better World

From January 1 to January 31, Chickasha Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group.

We challenge our patrons to read at least twenty minutes a day during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at

Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading, Chickasha!

Featured Database: Gale Legal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Oklahoma -specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.” Need a form today? You can explore the Gale Legal Forms database using this link. A valid library card is needed to access the database. 

This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a Federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

New Children's Computers at the Library!

We are excited to announce that our two new AWE children’s computers are in and ready for use! Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Library was able to purchase an Early Literacy Station and an AfterSchool Edge Station. Each computer provides over 75 different award-winning educational games. The computers are available during regular business hours for children to use, play, and learn! 

 This project was supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Opinions expressed in this publication or presentation do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS and no official endorsement by those entities should be inferred.
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January 2022, Chickasha Public Library Newsletter

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