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December 2021
Library director Lillie Huckaby presents a letter to library patrons.

Dear Patrons,

The last few days have been busy here at the library as several projects are culminating.

First I’m sad to tell you that remote access to will end on December 31, 2021. Some of you have enjoyed the option of using ancestry at home so I know you’ll be disappointed just remember you can come to the library and access ancestry on the library computers.

Secondly, I want you to know that the library’s computer equipment – switches and security appliance – (things that make the internet work) have been upgraded with brand new equipment. Compliments of the federal government.

Third, I’m excited to tell you about Wi-Fi Hotspot checkouts. In an effort to provide internet access to everyone many public libraries across the nation provide wi-fi hotspots. The federal government through the ARPA grants have helped many libraries ours included get this program going. The checkouts will be available soon for any adult with a valid library account. Checkouts are for two weeks and cannot be renewed. Call the library for more information.

Fourth, along with the wi-fi hotspots Facebook Portals will available for checkout soon. These are a great way to video call friends and family for the holidays. The Portals were purchased through a grant. A Facebook account is required to use them. A Portal can be checkout from the library by any adult with a valid library account. Checkouts are for two weeks and cannot be renewed. Call the library for more information.

Happy Holidays,

Lillie Huckaby

Library Director

  • To read the full December 2021 newsletter, follow this link.
  • The Chickasha Public Library will be closed December 24th, 25th, 27th, 31st, and January 1st for the holidays. 
  • Storytime will be held at the Library on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. This program is geared towards children five and younger and their caregivers.

Exchange Food for Overdue Fines this December at the Chickasha Public Library

This December at the Chickasha Public Library you can donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for overdue fines. All food goes to the local emergency food pantry. Follow the link to read the full article. 

2021 in Nonfiction
By Michelle Skinner

As the year comes to an end, there are many books that can help understand the current events of 2021, as well as the issues that affect peoples’ lives. Reading some of the different perspectives can help you stay informed about things happening right now while also encountering new thoughts, ideas, and possibilities for the future. In this article Michelle discusses some of the nonfiction books the library has available on the topic of 2021. Interested in reading more about 2021 nonfiction books? Follow this link to read Michelle's full article. 

How I learned to Knit. What does the library have to support your hobbies?
By Brande Bradford

As winter approaches and the evenings get longer, we find ourselves at home more. And even with countless hours of streaming media, you may find yourself at a loss on how to fill those hours. Many people use this time to catch up on household chores, while others enjoy a hobby. The Chickasha Public Library has many books to help you fill the hours. In this article, Brande talks about how she learned to knit, one of her favorite hobbies, and some of the resources available at the library for different hobbies. Follow this link to read Brande's full article.

Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge

NASA @ My Library Beanstack challenge

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!


You can register for the NASA @ My Library Beanstack challenge using the Beanstack app or by following this link. Select the challenge you want to participate in, and you will be prompted to sign in or create an account.

Every reader in your family can have an account and participate in the different challenges. If you need help signing up for a challenge, call 405-222-6075.

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.
Copyright © 2021 Chickasha Public Library, All rights reserved.
December 2021, Chickasha Public Library Newsletter

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