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November 2022
Greetings wonderful library patrons,
I want to thank the fantastic Friends of the Chickasha Public Library for their diligent endeavors for the betterment of the library and it’s relationship to the community. Also, for their dedication to literacy and reading. They know the importance of reading in our lives, for education, life enhancement, and recreation. This past year The Friends have conducted3 used book sales – fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022; conducted a non-event for the Chocolate Celebration; initiated the Dolly Parton Imagination Library; supported the Let’s Talk About It book club; and many other tasks. Individual Friends members regularly volunteer at the library doing a variety of tasks which enhance the library; transport Traveling Exhibits to and from the Oklahoma History Center; clean and sort donations; transport donations to an off-site storage unit paid for by the Friends; and many other tasks; and sometimes their spouses get volunteered and happily help out. The Friends do a lot for the library. I would name them, but I would inevitably miss someone and that would be a shame, therefore, I collectively say THANK YOU! I hope you will thank them as well.
Additionally, I want to thank the wonderful volunteers of the library, who quietly help with an assortment of tasks, some regularly and some occasionally. Volunteers improve the quality of work and augment the atmosphere of the library and are a steady source of encouragement to the staff.
In the spirit of thankfulness, I want to thank the staff of the library. Their individualism to the dedication to the ideals of the library, their steadfastness in getting the job done and coming back the next day and doing it all over again, and for putting up with me is what makes this library flow day in and day out. Thank you, Courtney, for your service.
Last but far from least I want to thank our patrons, customers, and users without whom the library would not exist. You make life interesting, and you take good care of this staff, and it is our pleasure to serve you.
Also, the Library Board gets a thank you for representing this community, having the tough discussions and making tough recommendations concerning policies.
City crews get a shout out as well for their support; for helping keep the story walk in good shape; for delivering tables for the book sales; and making repairs when needed. City management, City Council, and City legal team also for keeping the funds flowing; and the legal i’s dotted and t’s crossed.
THANK YOU everyone!
Sincerely and respectfully,
Lillie Huckaby
Library Director
P.S. We’ll introduce you to our new Youth Services Librarian soon.
Stay tuned to the Library's event calendar

Ongoing programs and announcements:
  • November's Let's Talk About It program has been rescheduled for Monday, November 14.
  • Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10 am.
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Beginning is every Monday and Thursday at 3:30 pm.
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Continuation is every Monday and Friday at 10 am.
  • Chapter Chat is at 6:30 pm on the last Monday of each month.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library is currently registering children who reside in Grady County for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

This program is designed for children from birth to age five and will provide a new, free, age-appropriate book monthly to the enrolled child. Books are mailed directly to the child’s home until their fifth birthday. 

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 186 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Enroll your child today at or swing by the Chickasha Public Library and fill out a registration form.

OHS display

The Chickasha Public Library will feature Family Album: Photographs by Pierre Tartoue, an exhibit from the Oklahoma Historical Society, during the month of November. This collection of 22 black and white photographs were taken by French photographer Pierre Tartoue, who traveled throughout Oklahoma during the 1930s through the 1950s and documented Native American communities. The photographs depict a vibrant cultural renaissance led by multigenerational families who were able to preserve and pass on their culture, languages, and traditions to their children and grandchildren. There are portraits of families, daily life, and cultural events in several Oklahoma small towns, including Apache, Watonga, and Anadarko.

These photographs can be viewed at the Library any time during open hours until the end of the month. November is Native American Heritage Month, and there will be a display of books by Native American authors, as well as books about cultures and history.

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Let’s Talk About It book discussion will feature The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich, who is Chippewa, and whose books center around Native American characters.

Let's Talk About It Book Club to Meet November 14 

The final two programs in the Let’s Talk About It book club series are coming up on November 14 and December 1, and both will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. Let’s Talk About is a book club designed for adults who are interested in reading, learning about history and current events, and who enjoy discussing their thoughts and ideas with others.

Click here to read more.
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