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

Hello wonderful library patrons,

There are many people that support the library in many ways such as volunteering or fundraising. Most importantly by speaking well of the library when opportunity arises and often just in everyday conversation. One of those people is Angie Lewis.  She has been involved in Chickasha Public Library for a very long time.  She is involved in the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library currently and has been for many years.  Recently Angie was elected to the FOLIO (Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma) Board.  Thank you, Angie and thank you to all of you who support the library in so many ways.

Here is a little more about Angie from the FOLIO newsletter:

Ms. Lewis has been active in many volunteer organizations. She has served as president of the Friends of the Chickasha Library several years, as well as served on committees and in other elected offices. She coordinated the Friends’ Chocolate Festival several years and served as chair of the Bill Wallace Literary Landmark dedication in Aug. 2020.

Lewis relates, “Libraries and books have always been a major part of my life. My mother was an elementary school teacher; every day after school I spent in the school library waiting for her until her day was finished. Mrs. Bryson was the librarian, and she had a huge impact on me, making sure I always had the books I asked for and often recommending others. Her love of books and reading, as well as my Mother’s, have led me to where I am today! I do buy a lot of books, but the Library is still a very important place for me. Even more, I see what an impact it has on the community, the resources it provides, and the young lives it shapes. The joy of bringing home a stack books! Whether they be picture books, mysteries or romances, there is nothing in the world like it! And knowing you can return the next week and do it again!”

She has a degree in accounting and computer science from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. Lewis has served as president of the American Association of University Women (Chickasha and Oklahoma), Women’s Service & Family Resource Center, Junior Social Workers, Kiwanis, and USAO Alumni. She has memberships in several other organizations. Her family includes husband, Doug, and three step-daughters. Reading, antiquing and collecting are some of her hobbies.

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  • The Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading Program kicked off on June 1st. There is still time to join the fun  and there is programs for all ages! Additional details can be found by visiting the library's webpageor by calling 405-222-6075. 
  • The library is offering a variety of Story times over the summer, virtual, in-person at the library, and at the park! Check out the library's event calendar to register and join the fun.
  • Stories are on the radio this summer, tune into KOOL 105.5 at 10:10 Monday - Friday to hear a fun story. You might even recognize the reader! 
  • Play Ball! A Director's Musings on How the Arts, Baseball, and History Connect is an interesting article from the Institute of Museum and Library Services blog, we wanted to share! 

Chickasha Public Library presents

Using Art to Build Resiliency

with Virginia Savage, LCSW

Join Virginia Savage, LCSW, with over thirty years of experience in the field of mental health on Saturday, June 19th from 10:00-11:30am at Chickasha Public Library located at 527 W. Iowa Ave. for a community conversation about the state of our mental health. The event is free. We do ask that you pre-register due to limited seating, call the library at 405-222-6075 to reserve your seat. This program is geared toward adults and older teens. "We've all been through so many struggles this past year and a half. Now is a good time to reflect on our strengths and challenges to assess how we've done and how we might do better”, said Savage. We all need to learn healthy ways to successfully roll with Life's ups and downs. Being resilient helps us have peace of mind. During the presentation we will flesh out the meaning of mental health, talking about what contributes to and detracts from it. We will use some expressive arts exercises that will help us with our ability to be resilient. Join us.

Chickasha Public Library has been focusing on mental health in their Health Literacy Program this year. This program, Using Art to Build Resiliency, is brought to you by the Chickasha Public Library through a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Book your next travel adventure!

By Michelle

Are you planning to travel? Do you want to learn more about the world? The Chickasha Public Library has many books about different places that will allow you to discover new and interesting places, both close to home and far away. Whether you’re looking for a new place to visit or want to learn more about somewhere you have already been, you can book your next trip at the library! Click here to read the full article.
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Readers' Advisory 

This month Brande will talk about ways to use podcasts to add titles to your want-to-read list. She highlights the unique way that the podcast platform can help you explore new genres and introduce you to new authors. Click here to read the full readers' advisory article.
The Chickasha Public Library is thrilled to announce its partnership with Page Turner Adventures, the Emmy-Award Winning team of Jill Nadler and Kenny Mikey, known for bringing stories to life with their comedic approach at libraries, schools and theaters across the world, announced today plans to take the show on the… internet.  Starting Monday, June 14th, the Chickasha Public Library will give patrons access to a Virtual Summer Reading Program geared towards children in grades K-3, that includes comedy shows, crafts (grab and go craft bags available at the library), recipes, children’s book author interviews, guest performers, contests, games, and much more.

You can participate by registering on Beanstack, on the library's Facebook page, or on the library's webpage.
The are Library reading challenges for all ages on Beanstack!
You can join the community walking challenge today! We are so close to reaching our goal!
Click for more details.
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