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February 2023
After this month, the Chickasha Public Library Newsletter will be emailed quarterly. The next newsletter will be sent in April.

Stay updated on current Library events by following the Chickasha Public Library on Facebook and Instagram, and by checking out the Library's event calendar

Ongoing programs and announcements:
  • 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.
Tickets for the Chocolate Celebration are $6 each and are available at the Chickasha Public Library.
Check out the Library's Chocolate Celebration display, full of books and opportunities to win some chocolate! There are drawings for a 3-pound Hershey bar, two free tickets to the chocolate celebration, and a jar of M&Ms! Guess how many M&Ms are in the jar, and the closest guess wins the jar!

All the drawings will be held on February 10 at around 5 p.m. Winners do not have to be present in the Library, and will be contacted by phone.
The final Financial Literacy event has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. This FREE event includes helpful information, as well as time for individual questions and answers.
For more information or to sign up for any of these programs, call the Library at 405-222-6075.
Did you know that 129 libraries surpassed one million ebook checkouts in 2022

Click here to read about the expanded ebook collection available on the Oklahoma Virtual Library!

If you have any questions about downloading ebooks or using Libby, Library staff are happy to help, both in person and by phone at 405-222-6075.

Foster care creates meaningful connections for children in state custody and their families

Every day in Oklahoma, children enter the foster care system through no fault of their own. There are currently 6,546 children in state custody, including 43 children from right here in Grady County!  Each child needs the love and support that only a family can provide, as well as help to process the trauma they have experienced. Many children in foster care have developed survival skills that are an attempt to meet an unmet need, and they are in need of a foster family willing to meet them right where they are. This is where YOU can help!

Oklahoma Human Services knows that hope, healing and reunification can occur when communities work together to create supports and strengthen meaningful connections for children in state custody and their families. Foster families play a vital part in this process by becoming one of those connections for biological families, while also providing a safe, loving temporary home for the children in their care. For these reasons, Oklahoma Human Services asks the community to help us raise awareness about the many ways Oklahomans can support foster care, and to celebrate and support the individuals and families who have stepped forward to become foster parents. If a business or community organization with which you are associated would like to know how you can help, please contact us. 

The goal of foster care is to offer supports to strengthen families so they can reunify, whenever safely possible. In state fiscal year 2022, over 1,700 children were safely reunited with their families. This is the ultimate success, both for Oklahoma Human Services and for the families we served together with our community partners, because it means the families were able to use the services and tools they received to correct the conditions that led to the removal of their children. Reunification also ensures children maintain long-term connections to their kin, culture and community, which are the overall goals of Child Welfare Services.

All of us can support our neighbors and communities and help families before they come into crisis. To learn more about foster care contact Lourie Myers at 405-933-7346 or email at or call 1-800-376-9729 or visit

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January 2023, Chickasha Public Library Newsletter

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