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More About Collinsville, OK

Collinsville Carnegie Library

1223 W. Main

Collinsville, OK 74021
(918) 596-2840

Noon - 8pm

Friday: Noon - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

(Closed on Sunday)

Books, Tapes , Internet, Concerts, Magazines, Meeting Room
and more

Link to Collinsville's Official
Tulsa County Library Site
Friends Of The Collinsville Library
1223 W. Main
(918) 596-2840

Joy Rice (President)

Diane Schultz (1st Vice President)

Sally Bourbonnais (2nd Vice President)

Verlinda Norris (Treasurer)

Sherry Neph (Secretary)

Honorary Board Members:
Susan Babbitt
Stefanie Catlett

Other Library Links:
Oklahoma Carnegie Libraries
Collinsville Library History
Official Tulsa Co. Library Site
News Item: April 2003 (Taxes)
News item: June 2003: (Bikes/Band)
News Item: July 2003 (Andy Payne)
News Item: July 2003 (Griffis/Band)
News item: July 2003: (Snakes)
News item: Aug 2003: (1940s USO Gala)
News item: Sep/Oct 2003: (Chili-Cook-Off and Reference USA)
News item: Dec. 2003: (Dogs and Paul Martin)
News item: Dec. 2003: (Christmas Activities)
News item: Mar. 2004: (Murder Mystery)
News item: April 2004: (Library Customer Appreciation Day)
News item: May 2004: (Will Rogers by Gene McFall)
News item: May 2004: (Avoiding Debt & Chautauqua Characters)
News item: May 2004: Summer Reading Program Kickoff
(& Hercules)
News item: June 2004: Concert on the Lawn: Electric Rag Band
News item: June 2004: D-Day 60th Anniversary Countdown
News item: July 2004: Concert In The Park (Tulsa Community Band)
News item: Aug 2004: Hawaiian Luau Gala
News item: Sept. 2004: Chili & Chocolate Cookoffs (Winners)
News item: Dec. 2004: Chamber of Commerce Library Presentations
News item: Dec. 2004: Silent Auction and other December activities
News item: March 2005: Bob Bonebrake Book & Geographical Survey Photos From 1870s, 1977 and 1997
News item: April 2005: 60th Anniversary of FDR's Death
News item: May 2005: Bench Dedication
News item: June 2005: Mystery Dinner & Patrick Chalfant
News item: Aug. 2005: 1960s "Blue Hawaii" Gala / Laua / Hula / Elvis
News item: Aug. 2005: Chocolate Bake-Off & Summer Reading Winners
2005 Plans
(dates subject to change):
Nov. 29-Dec10 2005 Silent Auction
"Blue Hawaii Luau"
August 13, 2005Link

The Friends of the Collinsville Library Invite You To Our Annual Gala
"Blue Hawaii Luau"
Saturday, August 13th
7:00 - 9:30 PM
At the First Baptist Church
1301 W. Main Street
Collinsville, OK

Last year's gala was such a huge success! Unfortunately we had to turn many folks away at the door, as we were just too crowded. For that reason we have decided to have a luau again this year. Our theme is "Blue Hawaii" based on the popular 1960's Elvis movie.

We have made many improvements to this year's luau. This year's gala features double the space and double the entertainment! We also are discussing having two buffets set up if space allows. What we are NOT doubling this year is the number of tickets available. Only 150 tickets will be sold for this event.

We have hired a different and larger professional hula group to perform this year (Hula Halau O Leilani from Tulsa). The group will consist of at least twelve dancers. This year's gala will also feature a performance by Elvis Presley Tribute artist, Bobby Churchill.

Also new this year is the introduction of advance seating tickets. We hope this will help ease the crowds in the buffet line. For only a few dollars more you will be able to enter the luau at 6:45PM and get a head start through the buffet before the main crowd enters at 7:00PM.

We have made one more change: All tickets must be purchased in advance for this event. Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door this year. We also recommend you make reservations early as this event sold out very quickly last year.

· Adult tickets are $12 and Child tickets (Ages 10 and under) are $5.

· Advance seating tickets are available for $15 adults and $6 for children (10 and under.) Advanced seating is limited so please order early. (Update: we only have about 25 advanced tickets left)

Note: Reservations made for groups of 6 or more must be paid for within one week of making them.

Attire for this event is fairly casual. We do request that "Aloha" attire be worn if possible.

If you are interested in helping with this event or donating pies for the pie auction, please call 596-2840 for additional information. We are also asking local community groups and organizations to again donate pre-purchased fruit trays or uncut fruit (Pineapples, melons or other tropical fruit) for the event.

Summer Reading Programs

"Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds"
Children in the 6th grade or under can earn a medal of achievement and a coupon book for reading eight books and visiting the Library four times between May 23rd and August 22nd.

Children who read twenty or more books will receive an inflatable fire-breathing dragon as a bonus award.

"Teens Encouraged to Joust Read!"
Teens who read six books between May 23rd and August 22nd will receive a carabiner clock with compass as well as coupons for free entertainmet and food items.

Teens who join the summer reading program will also be entered into weekly drawings for QuickTrip gift certificates. Each library will also give away a $25 Old Navy gift certificate at the end of the summer.

Chocolate Bake-Off
August 20, 2005
2nd Annual Chocolate Bake-Off At the Collinsville Library

Noon - 2:30 PM
August 20th
(Collinsville Founder's Day)

The Friends of the Collinsville Library have canceled this year's Chili Cook-Off in order to focus on the Chocolate Bake-Off.

F.O.C.L. has made lots of exciting changes to this year's chocolate contest including more cash prizes!

This year winners will not be announced until 2:30PM. This should cut down on the long waiting period taster's have experienced before they could start sampling goodies.

As always, samples will be available for everyone to try after the main judging is completed. Guests will be able to purchase tasting kits for a suggested donation of $3 each. All proceeds from this event go to the Friends of the Collinsville Library.

Due to popular demand, we have included a Taster's Choice prize category this year. Everyone who purchases a tasting kit will receive one ticket to put into the box next their favorite tasting entry. Taster's Choice judging will end at 2:15 PM. The entry with the most tickets will receive a whopping $50 cash prize!

Entry Forms are available at the Collinsville Library.

Special thanks to Tammy Sirmon for serving as our On-Site Coordinator again this year!

Enter the The Friends of the Collinsville Library's I've Got A Golden Ticket Children's Summer Reading Contest

Pick up a Golden Ticket reading list form at the Collinsville Library. Read as many books as you can between May 23rd and August 15th. (Books that others read to you during this time count too!) Bring your completed form(s) to the Collinsville Library before noon on August 20th to enter. Prizes will be awarded to those who have read the most books in their age category. Winners will be announced at 2:30 PM on August 20th during the 2nd Annual Chocolate Bake-Off at the Collinsville Library. (Need not be present to win.)

Please note: This contest is not affiliated in any way with the Tulsa County Library System's Summer Reading Program. Completed entries will only be accepted at the Collinsville Library branch of the Tulsa County Library System. This contest is only valid at the Collinsville Library, 1223 W. Main St. in Collinsville, OK

Prizes: (Awarded in three age categories)
Ages 4-8:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Picture Book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Color and Draw Book
Assortment of Wonka candy
Ages 9-12:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Tie-In novel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Joke Book
Assortment of Wonka candy
Ages 13-18:
Special hard cover, full color edition of
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johhny Depp on cover)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie poster.
Assortment of Wonka candy

2nd & 3rd Place winners in each age category will receive an assortment of Wonka candy.

COE Book Discussion Group Sept. 22, 2005

Robert James Waller
-- Back to the Books

9/22/2005 7:00 PM at the Collinsville Library

After 7 years Waller has returned to writing. Join the Collinsville COE Book Club as we discuss his books, what he was doing
during those years and what he says about his return to writing. His new books, A Thousand Country Roads and High Plains Tango form a loose trilogy with Bridges of Madison County.
Date: Thursday Sept. 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Age Group: For adults
Instructions: Participants should read the book prior to the program.
Call the library or department for more information

Sponsors: Comedy of Errors Book Discussion Group-Susan Babbitt, discussion leader.

05AugSepLib.html last update 11/9/2005 by Ted Wright