Thank You!

To our 6th Annual Whale of a Tale Sale Vendors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Newspapers, Channel 8 Good Morning Tulsa and Guests:


Thank you all for making this event GREAT!  Because of you the Friends of the Catoosa Library Foundation cleared over $1,000 which helps with the Library’s Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year.  Your participation is what made our day a success!!


&   We were impressed with you Vendors:  your items, booths and pleasant personalities.  Without YOU, we on the Friends of Catoosa Library Foundation could not provide a delightful day of shopping for our guests.


&   To our Volunteers:  Thank you so much for helping whenever requested, no matter how difficult or menial, you were there.


&   To our Sponsors:  You donated gift certificates, prizes, money and more to make our event great.


&   To our Guests:  Thank you for taking time from your busy day and shopping at our event.


We wish to continue providing this worthwhile event in years to come and would appreciate your feedback.  What can we do in the future to make it more successful and fun for you?  Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

2016 Whale of a Tale Vendor List

Lin Barmore

Knotted Hands Kreations

knitted items, leather, wood, jewelry


Pam Bellamy

The Denim Patch

hand painted furniture, décor, holiday


Karen Bernard

Mary Kay Cosmetics

skincare, makeup, bodycare, perfume, holiday


Leon Cox

Firesun Treasures

suncatchers, handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets


Judy Cummisky

J & J Jewels

jeweled denim jackets, hats & bracelets


Katie Curtis

Okie Piece Maker

heating corn bags, tea towels, quilts


Mary Jo Gallo

Holistic Health and Wellness Therapeutic Massage

therapeutic massage


Myra and Steve Grayson

Grayslland Acres

doggie shampoo, lip balm, soaps, African jewelry


Anna Jefferson

Jefferson Images

Native American crafts, photography & more


Lisa Johnson

Stampin’ Up

handmade cards


Sherri Jones

SenoJ Designs

hand-crafted, one of a kind jewelry


Memory Knott

Beautiful Things for a Beautiful You

photo frames, glass bottles, and more


Brook Koenig

Decked Out Jewelry

polymer clay figurines and charms


Devyn Lamb

Brite Lights

candles, Native American artwork


Ron and Linda Ledford

Rustic Creations

old barnwood art & holiday ornaments


Justin Leonard Bracelets

beaded bracelets


Debra Lisle

Cooper’s Kitchen

homemade all-natural dog & cat treats


Mark Lollis

Mark’s Lil Toys

handmade wooden toys


Briana Lunsford

Usborne Books & More

books for infants-young adults


Beneva McFarland

The Artisan Soap Company

Essential-oil based handmade soap


Kari Moore

Spa Box, LLC

DIY & handmade bath & body kits


Ausline Palmer and Mack Hayes

OkeOzark Winery, LLC

Local wine


Glenda Ream

MeMe’s Quillows and More

quillows, dish carriers, jewelry bags, bowl cozy


Bart Rhea

CoolRay Coffee Cafe

Breakfast and lunch items, snacks


Courtney Riddle


nail wraps


Jamie Rodery

Paparazzi Jewelry

$5 jewelry


Jessica Shockley and Danette Hinson

The Screen Door

headbands, cup cozy, holiday


Major Linda Seigmann

Civil Air Patrol

collecting donations for Wreaths Across America


Jennifer Smith


clothing and leggings


Jamie Sullins


Wax warmers and scents


Carol Wyatt

Basketweaving by Carol

Baskets and Cherokee-style basket weaving instruction


Tabitha Wyatt

Everlasting Lips by Tabitha

Lipsense, cosmetics


Many thanks to these sponsors who provided donations for our event:

Reasor’s, La Mansion, Em & Em Nails, Catoosa Florists, Bank of Commerce, Shelter Insurance, D.W. Correll Museum, RCB Bank, AT&T, Molly’s Landing, Barn 66, Boarding House Books, Catoosa Kwik Lube, Stonebrook Day Spa and Christine, Tammy, Ashley, and Yvonne at J. Reese Salon

Call to Artists – 2016 Whale of a Tale Artisan Sale

Update: Only Outdoor spaces are still available.  Please contact us at the number on the application or through the Facebook page before submitting an application to make sure we have space available and you are not duplicating a product we already have available.

Calling all artists, crafters, and home business owners!

Applications are now being accepted for our 2016 Whale of a Tale Arts & Crafts Sale!  Event date is Saturday, October 22th.

Check out the “Whale of a Tale Artisan Sale” page for more information.

Feel free to share within your fantastically artsy circle!

Come join in on the fun!

Be sure to “like” our Event Facebook Page!  It is listed in the “Attractions/Things to do” category, so it is sure to generate some traffic!  Help spread the word by sharing with all your neighbors, friends and family to make this year a smash hit!

Bunco for BOOKS! Thank You!

We’d like to thank everyone for coming out to our event! Everyone had a great time. We are already looking forward to our next scheduled bunco the third Monday in September!


In case you hadn’t heard, this was the kickoff of our monthly Friends functions – the third Monday of each month from now through September we will be having various workshops and events.  Also, we have our ongoing third Thursday meeting at 6pm and free family friendly movie night at 6:30pm.

Please feel free to check out our Facebook page and keep an eye out for our flyer hitting your mailboxes soon! It will have our 2015 event schedule and lots of other interesting tidbits of information.

Because of great folks like you, we are able to provide awareness and programs for the library – THANK YOU! We could not do it without you!

Friends of Catoosa Public Library Foundation Board Members

Bunco for Books! March 16th, 2015


Are you Ready to ROLL ’em?!  WE ARE!
Bunco for Books is BACK, by popular demand!!!

Our first Bunco for Books was a HUGE hit!  We are excited to announce that this event will be a semi-annual event!  Our first is coming up quickly!  Don’t miss out on your chance to bust out and have a great time for a cause!

Event Date: Monday, March 16th
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Catoosa Community Center
105 E. Oak St.., Catoosa, OK 74015

Cost: $10

Get your advanced tickets today!
Those on the advanced ticket list will receive one FREE ticket for the door prize drawings!

Spread the word!

If you’d like to participate as a vendor, just drop us a line!
Your players ticket covers your booth fee.
Requesting one donation item from each vendor for door prizes.

 VENDORS: Vendor/Player tickets are also at the link above. Please call 918-853-8030, email or Facebook message us to discuss before purchasing vendor tickets.  Thank you!

All funds generated by this event benefits the library via:
Increased awareness
Monthly Family Movie Night Annual Movie License
Helping cover overhead of future fundraising events
…and more!

DIY Hummingbird Feeder Fun!


Great fun!

WOW! What a great time we had today at our first ever hummingbird feeder workshop! Everyone left with a smile and their own feeder; armed with new knowledge of hummingbird migration and behavior, ready to enjoy countless entertaining hours watching the hummingbirds at the feeders plus the added benefit of reduced insect population.

Thanks to all that came out and made this such a great success! Enjoy!

Book Club & Craft + Movie Night = FUN Family Night!

What fun was had! This past Thursday was our Family Night! This month we kicked off story and craft time before the movie! The story and craft each month will be as close to the movie theme as possible…this month it was Pirates!!!!!


This month's movie feature was The Pirate Fairy.

Movie Night is on the third Thursday of each month.
Story and craft time starts at 6:00
Movie push play at 6:30
Catoosa Community Center (across the hall from the library)

We hope to see you joining us!

To be notified of events and monthly movie titles you may sign up for our Event eNewsletter email here:, or, by clicking the Events Newsletter tab on our Facebook page here:

Again, the movie night title will be included in this eNewsletter each month!

Thank you all! We appreciate you!