The proposed site for the new Kaslo library, where a kiosk with information on the library project was recently installed. Photo: Submitted

The proposed site for the new Kaslo library, where a kiosk with information on the library project was recently installed. Photo: Submitted

Online auction will raise funds for new Kaslo library

The online auction starts on April 2 and closes at 9:00 p.m. on April 10.

Submitted by the Kaslo and District Public Library

The second annual online auction in support of a new Kaslo and District Public Library starts on April 2 and closes at 9:00 p.m. on April 10.

Once again the auction features an imaginative range of Kootenay-style experiences, including several offerings beside, on and over Kootenay Lake, as well as many locally-produced artistic creations.

How about a guided tour of the historic minefields of Poplar Creek? Inviting friends to your house to enjoy a private concert? Ziplining? Botanical and garden tours, waterfront vacations, jazz festival pass, bike maintenance service, power tools instruction, online visit with author Iona Whishaw, who grew up in Queens Bay and whose books have Kootenay settings – these are just a few of more than 100 items up for bids in the auction.

The successful auction last year enabled the completion of purchase of the site for the new library across from Front Street Park. This year’s auction and other fund-raising efforts will help the project demonstrate strong community support to qualify for construction funding from granting agencies. A key goal of the new library is net-zero carbon emissions, in line with Kaslo’s commitment to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.

You can view the catalogue of auction offerings by Googling Kaslo Library 2022 Fundraiser and clicking on the auction tab.

Details of the new library project are featured on the Kaslo and District Public Library website, and at the kiosk on the building site at Front and 5th Streets in Kaslo.