Okotoks Public Library (OPL) is growing. We will be moving in Summer/Fall of 2021 into our new, and expanded, library of 22,587 square feet--a 55% larger space.
The OPL Board needs to outfit this expanded space with Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFEs). We have been fundraising for two years although COVID makes this more challenging.
Our latest fundraiser is this online auction where you'll have the opportunity to bid on some really unique items!
Winning bidders can pick up their item(s) on the following dates at the Okotoks Public Library during our curbside times:
If those times don't work for you, contact the library at 403-938-2220 to arrange an alternate time.
OPL accepts payment by e-transfer, cash, cheque, debit, or credit card.
"Come Grow With Us" by bidding now and bidding often. Thank you for your support!
This beautiful autumn country scene was painted by Fran Porter, a Retired Foothills Teacher. VALUE: $85.00 Click here to submit your bid online.
Framed in a beautiful leather look frame with a suede mat, this picture is of Vern Lonsberry, known as the "cowboy's cowboy." An Alberta icon, Vern was leading this herd of bucking horses on their trek to the Calgary Stampede grounds for the upcoming rodeo that year.
Bernie Brown is a self-taught pencil artist born and raised in Saskatchewan. He was a junior high school art and physical education teacher who gave up teaching after 14 years to become a fulltime artist. In 1993 Bernie and his family left their home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and he and his wife, Margie now live on a ranch near Longview, Alberta.
Because of a love of drawing, Brown chooses to work in pencil and then adds watercolour to accent some of his work. More recently, he has become an enthusiast of using watercolour to transform his prints by completely painting them in watercolour resulting in beautiful mixed medium works of art.
With a technique and style very much his own, his topics vary from wildlife to ranch, rodeo, farm, and prairie scenes. Bernie takes great pride in his prairie heritage and strives to accurately depict scenesthat portray our western culture. His work has won numerous national and international awards including “Feature Artist” and “Best of Show” at the Calgary Stampede.
"Follow the Leader" is a sold out edition. VALUE: PRICELESS Click here to submit your bid online.
Soon the bluebirds will be back. Are you ready for their arrival? You will be with this Bluebird Nestbox. The descriptive and beautifully illustrated book "What It's Like to Be a Bird" will inform and entertain you. The two small bird decorations will amuse you. VALUE: $105.00 Click here to submit your bid online.
Brayden Point, born and raised in Calgary, was a big reason that the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup Championship in 2020. He scored the game-winning goal! This autographed game jersey was personally donated by Brayden Point. If you are a NHL hockey fan, collector of memorabilia, or supporter of local athletes who have done well, you must have this Autographed Game Jersey. VALUE: PRICELESS Click here to submit your bid online.
There's everything you need in this Quilt Kit. Happy Quilting! Kit: Pattern & All Fabrics Including Borders and Binding 51" x 63". VALUE: $145.00 Click here to submit a bid online.
Attention all "Do-It-Yourselfers": This package is for you. With 2 - $50 Gift Certificates from Home Depot plus a Head Lamp to light your way, you're set to work on your projects. VALUE: $120.00 Click here to submit a bid online.
Fill your home with fragrance with this stylish Incense Diffuser. VALUE: $65.00 Click here to submit a bid online.
Manga books of four of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare was the king of creative insults, so create your own with this flip book which allows you to mix and match insult phrases from his various plays. Then, record your favourite insults, create your own, or write about any of your own inspirations in this pocket-sized notebook. A great starter pack for those who want an introduction to Shakespeare's works, or a fun, creative package for those who already love his work. VALUE: $60.00 Click here to submit a bid online.
Calling all Vintage Car Enthusiasts: You must have this Vibrant, Eye-Catching Vintage Cars Handmade 44" x 58" Lap Quilt or Wall Hanging (hanging sleeve included). VALUE: $160.00 Click here to submit a bid online.