Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas [and] Breakfast with Santa!

Bfast with Santa

Catoosa Community Center
105 East Oak Street
Catoosa, Oklahoma 74015

The Friends of Catoosa Public Library, in partnership with Catoosa Masonic Lodge, are proud to re-launch “Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas” Sale at this year’s Annual Breakfast with Santa!

“Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas” Sale provides Breakfast with Santa goers the opportunity to check off their Christmas shopping list with purchases from local artists, crafters and direct sales vendors!

Santa will be there ready for pictures with the kiddos, too!

$5 – Pancake breakfast with all the trimmings.

Applications are now Closed – All Spaces are Filled!

*Thank You!*

Printable PDF application Invitation to Exhibit Vendor Application.  Online application provided directly below (preferred).

Online Vendor Application

Scroll within the frame below to scroll through application. Let us know if you have any questions! Kat (918) 853-8030 or Contact Us
If form below does not load properly, stand alone form can be found by clicking “here“.

“Whale of a Tale” Artisan Sale posters!


We are so excited to see everything coming together for the event! We have finished the design and ordered our posters, have fresh new signs and banners coming, fun new and returning artisans and musicians applying!

Exciting, I say!

The first of several nation wide and 100 mile radius press releases has been published and promotional items are in the works! 

We are anxious to see everyone event day, or enjoying the show!

Artists and Vendors – Time to get those applications in!

We are so excited to be watching this event come together! We are going to have a great show! Lots of great artists and crafters will be there! We have triple the space we did last year, so we have space for you! Don’t be shy — get those applications in! We are going to go talk to folks at the Utica Square Art Show this weekend to talk to artists. We are seeking out the very best — hand selecting even! This event will be off the hook — one classy act!!! Check out our event page and facebook page…we even tweet! If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. We are eager to hear from you! Thanks and have a fabulous day! Kat & the FOL Gang

It’s a "Whale of a Tale" Arts and Crafts Sale and it is almost here!

“Whale of a Tale” Arts and Crafts Sale

Catoosa Public Library and Community Center:

105 East Oak Street
, Catoosa, OK  74015

Google Map Link to Event Location:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Event Time:

10AM – 4PM

Man, oh man, have we ever been busy planning our “Whale of a Tale” of an event — it’s gonna be a whopper!  One bite at a time, that is how you eat a whale, I keep telling myself.  We have been working hard and getting the word out all over town and beyond!  I am so excited to see things coming together and getting more excited with each passing day.  Our final week brings us to the finishing touches – our banners and signs have been delivered and look great!

We have some exciting artisans and craftspersons that are joining us! Everything from jewelry and quilts to beautiful privacy stained glass, doll clothes and tutu’s for your little darlings and handmade soap and household cleaning products to clean up the aftermath of her Princess Party at the local event planning center!  I am truly pleased with the quality of our vendors – too many to list!  There will be a Vendor Directory provided.  You’ll be able to find your favorite artisans and make note of others you found to add to your list of favorites!
Other fun things to note are that several vendors, as well as local businesses, are donating items to raffle; there will also be a 50/50 pot; and a bake sale of goooooood ole fashion home baked yummy goodness!  Something for all ages — even crafts for the kiddos!  Concessions will be available.  
Hope to see many of you with a friend or three in tow visiting us at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, October 15th.  We will be open for business at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a one day event, so don’t miss out!
Come out and support your local artisans — your library will thank you for it! 

“Whale of a Tale” Arts and Crafts Sale Artist/Vendor Application Form

Form embedded within this post is the actual Application.  Simply fill it out and click submit at the bottom of the form.

If you prefer to see the form separately, click here: “Whale of a Tale” Arts & Crafts Sale Artist/Vendor Application Form

Thank you for your interest!
Kathryn Bolen
Event Coordinator, “Whale of a Tale” Arts & Crafts Sale
Vice President, Friends of the Catoosa Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 1283
CatoosaOK 74015
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Email: catoosalibraryfriends@gmail.com

MEETING MINUTES – August 18, 2011

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Meeting Called to Order at 6:06 p.m
Roll Call         Board Members present: Becky Jones, Kat Bolen, Joetta Russell, Carol Wyatt, Judy Ross (quorum is present)
Board Members absent: None
Other Friends & vistors: see attached sign in sheet.
Read and approve minutes. (form signed minutes received & reviewed via email see attached sheet) Minutes provided for anyone who had not seen minutes via email. Carol Wyatt motioned to accept Judy Ross seconded, all approved.
Treasurer’s Report Judy Ross see attached
OK Tax Commission has no section where FOL fit into for tax exemption – FOLIO and legislature is working on this. 
Librarian Report Janie Ducotey
Gave Annual Report, Five year plan, List, Library wants/needs see attached sheets.
Rogers County Literacy Council will be here to recruit tutors.  We may get our own literacy rep.
Hiring a new part-time librarian..
Dates reserved for Community Center
a.       Thursdsay, August 25 – 10:00 a.m.  FOL Resources for Blind/Visually impaired – Vicki Golightly from Resources for Blind or Visually Impaired will be providing information and resources for our library
b.      Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 p.m.  Tutor Training for parents and others to help children and adults learn – especially those who struggle – using balance boards and other techniques.  
c.       Saturday, August 27 – 2:00 p.m.  Jewelry making class.  10 person cap
d.      Saturday, September 10 – 2:00 p.m. Basket weaving class. Carol W to reconfirm
e.       Saturday, September 24 – 2:00 p.m.  Jewelry making class. 10 person cap
f.        Saturday, October 15  – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Craft fair. 
g.       Saturday, December 10 Breakfast with Santa
Masons           Approved for matching funds up to $1000
Approved for Breakfast with Santa – full breakfast $5 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Keep looking for other fundraisers
COTTA          Grant money needs to be spent by September 30, 2011
Still have $2678.69 left to spend
Still need to buy: Snowcone machine, popcorn machine
Cherokee Nation Sub Award $3000 approved for $2470.03
Post Office     Ready to use EDDM – going to get newsletter ready for trial on Monday, August 22, 2011.
Approved for new PO Box Kat Bolen motioned, Joetta Russell Seconded – all approved.
Becky Jones and Judy Ross will have key to PO Box to check regularly, Kat Bolen will update our address on applications.
Storage           Kathryn Bolen to talk to Larry Alsup, City Manager of Catoosa – she wrote a letter all approved.
New Business Movie License – all approved – but before we pursue we need a dedicated person to oversee movie set up, technical, etc.
Water bottles – getting more information – will have our logo.
Diane Austin brought button maker – we left for Charity to use for Newbury medal possibly.
B.A.D. Meetings – changed to SECOND Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
h.       This past Thursday 3 of us met at the IHOP in Catoosa since La Mansion had water issues and were closed.  While we did not discuss Juliet we did discuss books for the rest of the year.  So here is what we came up with to read and where to met for the remainder of 2012.
i.         September
i.      we are taking an end of summer break, do not read anything, just sit and vegetate.
j.        October
i.      we are reading The Help by Kathryn Scokett
ii.    dinner is at the Santa Fe Steak house in BA in front of Lowes   
iii.   If anyone wants to get together to see the movie that is out right now –
iv.    send out an email and see who would like to join you. 
v.      if we wait until we read the book the movie will not be in the theaters.
k.      November
i.      we are going to read Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball. 
ii.    This is the only biography that Lucille Ball wrote about her life. 
iii.   She wrote it back in 64, but did not publish it because she did not want to hurt Desi.  It was found among her papers after her death and published then.  It has received very good reviews out on Amazon.    
iv.  We are going to meet for dinner at Louie’s on Lynn Lane in BAD
l.         December
i.      We thought we would read on old favorite Christmas story – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
ii.    Dinner is at Charleston’s in BA
iii.  Bring a book that you enjoyed reading or want to read for the annual book gift exchange
Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Special Meeting Minutes — July 21, 2011

Friends of Catoosa Public Library Foundation
August 22, 2011
Meeting Called to Order at 6:00 p.m
Attendance     Board Members present: Kat Bolen, Joetta Russell, Carol Wyatt, Judy Ross (quorum is present)
Board Members absent: Becky Jones
Other Friends & vistors: see attached sign in sheet.
Mission Statement
We voted on a new mission statement specific for the Friends of the Library:
The mission of the Friends of the Catoosa Public Library is to strengthen our local library, to encourage our community by providing opportunities for increased knowledge, and to open doorways to the world for future generations.”
Motion to approve mission statement: Kat Bolen, Second: Toni Telligman
EDDM            we now have an account and access is approved for us to use EDDM. 
Mailer for EDDM
The mailer was edited and agreed up on to send to our limit of 5,000 mailboxes.  Kat Bolen bought paper to print our mailers out on. See attached mailer.  Kat Bolen and Carol Wyatt are printing.
Craft Fair      Discussed and volunteer list for set up, clean up started, FOL table, etc.  Runners/Booth Sitters provided by Mason’s Rainbow Girls.  Joetta emailed: Mike Steffensen about details of what Masons will help with for the Bake Sale. Wassco Corporation for FOL advertisement on water bottles that we can sell. Vicki Albright for advertisement of tutoring, classes, craft fair, etc.
Movie night    Was discussed…Toni Telligman can help with the movies as her schedule allows. 
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 p.m.  motion to adjourn by Kathryn Bolen, Second Joetta Russell