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

Dear Library Patrons,

What a year 2020 was. I know some loved ones were lost to us; I offer my condolences to those of you who did lose loved ones. I hope you are recovering and doing well. COVID-19 really threw a monkey wrench in our lives but being the resilient people we are, we adapted. Sometimes the library provided curbside only service, sometimes it was curbside or limited in-person. We learned a lot, how to do tasks differently, and you did too. Thank you for your patience and understanding through all of that. As a library we tried to find ways to provide services for you through phone calls, emails, and virtual services. Sometimes you called and said just put a bunch of books in a bag for me, and we did, and brought them out to your car for you. We were glad to do that. We changed library management systems to provide a self-check module, and better online catalog uses like placing holds on books. COVID-19 couldn’t stop avid readers or business. We copied, printed, Faxed, and notarized and brought the papers to you outside. Together we worked through COVID-19. Hopefully, we’ve seen the worst of it and it’s a little easier moving forward.

Lillie Huckaby
Library Director

  • The full newsletter is available on the library's website. Chickasha Public Library full May 2021 Newsletter.
  • Chickasha Public Library National Library Week April 4th – 10th, 2021 Report
  • The library is now open our full hours. Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm, Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
  • Interested in Storytime sessions? We have multiple virtual and in-person sessions available this month. Registration maybe required. Visit or call 405-222-6075 to find out more information.  

Sing a New Song: Changing Lives Through Music

On Saturday, May 22nd, the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting Sing a New Song: Changing Lives Through Music at 10:00 am. This free one-hour workshop is designed for adults and teens and will be presented by Peter Markes. The objective is to develop techniques for songwriting lyrics through a process called sensory writing. The program will be in person at the Chickasha Public Library, located at 527 W. Iowa. Registration is required due to limited seating. For more information and to register for this event, visit or call the Library at 405-222-6075. This program is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sing a New Song: Changing Lives Through Music full article
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Meaningful Mental Meanderings

Books can help to ease some of the mental strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing accessible, self-directed learning and recreation, as well as a much-needed distraction from some of life’s more pressing worries. One book that addresses overcoming mental blocks is Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind by Srinivasan S. Pillay (153.4 Pillay). The premise is that unfocusing your mind and letting it wander is key to unlocking its potential for both logical problem solving and creative thinking. Michelle's full article can be read on the library's webpage using  the following link. Meaningful Mental Meanderings full article
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Every Reader Their Book

Brande discusses the ways she uses Ranganathan’s second law of library science to help readers find the book they need. This law “Every Reader Their Book” is one of the most important tools that a library employee uses to help customers find the book that best suits their current need. Brande's full article can be read on the library's webpage using the following link.
Every Reader Their Book full article

Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading 2021

Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as Chickasha Public Library presents “Tails and Tales” during their summer library program. The 2021 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs both virtual and in-person for all ages. The Chickasha Public Library will launch the Summer Reading Challenge for 2021 using Beanstack, with a paper version of the challenge available for those who want to participate in a non digital format. If you have not checked out Beanstack there are currently challenges available for all ages. Preregistration for the Summer Reading Challenge will be available starting May 10th and the program will launch June 1st, 
 For more information, call the library at 405-222-6075 or visit our website,

Summer Reading 2021 full article


Checkout all the reading challenges by visiting Beanstack at
We have a big goal this month, currently we are in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea the goal is to get to Japan by the end of May. That's over 5,000 miles! Checkout our virtual map and join the Walking Challenge today by visiting
Have picked up you health literacy bingo card? Visit, or in-person at the library 527 W Iowa Ave to get started.
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