As many of my readers know, the Okotoks Public Library is very important to me. I want to share some of our plans with you. Note that I will be walking in the 'Book It' event. Please join me if you live in the area. I would also appreciate pledges if you are so inclined. Thanks for reading and please support the local library in your area.
The Okotoks Public Library Board, Director and Staff continue to be very busy with several fundraising activities in addition to the regular programming and services offered by our library. Here are some events of note:
April 22 – May 7: In-Library Silent Auction
If you need a Mother’s Day gift, some updated kitchen accessories, a pail of goodies for the gardener in your life, or a special treat for yourself, check out our 10 Silent Auction items. We have a wide assortment in a range of prices: books, a certificate for a massage, gardening tools, kitchen accessories, gift certificates for tickets to Okotoks Dawgs Baseball games, wine, chocolates, a family day pass to Kayben Farms and even a chair!
Friday, May 3, 3:30 p.m.: Unveiling of the Donor Wall of Fame
Please join the Okotoks Public Library Board as we reveal the Library’s Expansion campaign Donor Wall of Fame. There will be a short program and cake and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, May 23, Plant It: Create a Succulent Container
Where/When: Thursday, May 23, 7 – 8 p.m., Program Room, Okotoks Public Library
Instructor: Jane Ervin, Library Board Member & Former Owner of Okotoks Flowers & Things
Maximum Enrollment: 30; Pre-register by May 17 at www.okotokslibrary.ca or in person at the library
Cost: $35; Pay online when you register or with cash or debit in-person at the library
Description: Jane will help you create a succulent container. Materials supplied, but please bring heavy gardening gloves and/or tongs. This is a fundraiser for the Okotoks Public Library.
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – Noon: MAJOR EVENT: Book It – A Fun Walk/Run
NOTE: No registration fee, but we need participants to register by May 27th.
For more information, to register, and for copies of the waiver and pledge form, please see: http://okotokslibrary.ca/content/bookit
Please consider participating in “Book It” and/or pledging someone to walk/run as we really need your support. Note that both the Library Staff and the Board Members are forming teams, so you can add pledges to our pledge sheets if you wish! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Monday, May 27: The Next Step for a Proposed Arts & Learning Campus on Riverside Drive
Okotoks Town Council passed motions on January 7th and February 25th for the exploration and then preliminary conceptual development plans for an Arts & Learning Campus on Riverside Drive. The Okotoks Public Library is one of the potential partners. The next important date is May 27th when the funding and phasing aspects of the proposed plan go before Council. Remember, everyone is welcome to attend Town Council meetings. If you are interested in attending to show your support, a delegation from the Library will be going. You are welcome to sit with us if you wish. Please contact me at email@example.com, and I’ll let you know the approximate scheduled time for that agenda item.