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May 2022
Library director Lillie Huckaby presents a letter to library patrons.

Dear Patrons,
Virtual Library Users, 
I would like to remind you that material requests for the virtual library can be made directly to me via email or by calling the library. I would especially like to know if you are on a long waiting list. Let me know the title, author, and format you prefer. I will try to add copies and that should reduce your wait time. Also, if a title you want has expired let me know. Another thought is, are the books your kids want to read on the virtual library? Summer’s coming, I want you to have the titles you want for a wonderful summer reading experience.
The ARPA grant that we received is very nearly complete. We now have a picnic table in the front of the library to provide more seating, especially for Wi-fi users even when the library is closed. Many people are enjoying the water fountain/bottle fill station, the hotspots, and two new databases all provided with this grant. 
I would also like to say a great big THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers.
Have a wonderful and safe summer,
Lillie Huckaby
Chickasha Public Library

  • To read the full May 2022 newsletter, follow this link.
  • Stay tuned to the Library's event calendar many library programs are coming up in in the next few months. 
  • President’s FY 2023 Budget Request Includes $276.8 Million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services visit this link to read the full article.
  • Newspaper Digitization Project
  • Building Resilience Through Self-Awareness  Saturday May 28 from 10 AM – 12 PM , for more details visit this link.  
Friends of the Library Yard sale

Friends of the Library Yard Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting a Yard Sale on Fri. and Sat., May 13-14, 2022 from 8am-2pm. Sale items will be located at the Library, 527 Iowa, Chickasha, in the back parking lot and in the meeting room. Some of the items for sale include office chairs, kids’ chairs, two folding desks, laminator, table riser, lecternette, three area rugs (8’x12’), overhead projector, IBM selectric electric typewriter, easels, folding table, Peter’s Laws poster, storage bin holder, two canopies, microfilm scanner, three book carts, large TV,  two kids’ computers, and MORE. Profits will be used to support needs of the Chickasha Public Library. 

Question, contact the Library at 405-222-6075.

Chickasha Public Library FREE Summer Reading Program

Youth of all ages can dive into the Chickasha Public Library's Summer Reading Program as we explore an Ocean of Possibilities throughout June and July. See post for details.

For additional information call 405 -222-6075 or visit

Spooky wood path sets the tone for this gothic readers' advisory article.

Readers’ Advisory The Gothic Novel

By Brande 

With Friday the 13th fast approaching, it seems like a great time to talk about the books that are written to send a shiver down our spine. Visit this link to read the full article.

Popular Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks and Digital Magazines Available Free 24/7 on the Oklahoma Virtual Library

Are you using Libby to access the Oklahoma Virtual Library?Learn how to access thousands of digital resources in this article.

Library Programs and Services for Young Children

The Chickasha Public Library now offers various early literacy services for children and their caregivers. In addition, we have Storytime Kits available for checkout and grab-and-go craft bags available for those that visit the library.

The library meeting room is transformed into a pop-up come-and-go early literacy, and sensory exploration space on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Multiple stations will be set up for children and caregivers to explore, play, and learn together.

Storytime at the Park will start back up on May 25 at 10 am at Centennial Park 801-899 7th St, Chickasha, OK 73018. Youth Service Librarian Courtney Mayall will present a program full of songs, stories, and activities for children five and younger and their caregivers. Weather permitting, this program will occur every Wednesday morning through the summer.

Look Up! Step Back in Time with The James Webb Space Telescope on Beanstack!

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! Help your library win a collection of programming materials from NASA @ My Library by logging your reading and completing activities. Earn new badges all month long! 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

To join this challenge and more visit
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