Building on Our Future Virtual Gala

December 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This is a ticketed virtual event. You can purchase a ticket to attend here.

The Orland Park Public Library and Friends of the Library have partnered to present the Building on Our Future Virtual Gala. This gala will include a silent auction, raffle, wine tasting, overview of opportunities to make donations in exchange for naming opportunities around the Library, and a grand reveal of the renovated areas of the Library.

As the Library Renewed Our Story in 2020, new rooms and areas were created leaving opportunity for new local families, businesses, nonprofits, and membership organizations to purchase naming rights.

Donations benefit the capital campaign fund, which can be spent to improve the library building and premises. In the next year, the library will need half of its roof replaced and a new parking lot. In the post COVID-19 climate, increasing the property tax levy to cover those expenses is not an option.

A half roof replacement and a new parking lot will cost the library over $300,000 each to complete.

The Friends of the Library are a 501©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping advance the cause of the Library to benefit engaging programs and community betterment. The Friends have partnered with the Library on this virtual gala to take in any donations made so that they will be tax deductible.

Please browse the silent auction items and bid generously. All silent auction items can be bid on. The winning bid pays by credit card, and checks out with a virtual cart at the end of the auction. Once winning bids are paid for, an email will be generated to the winning bidder describing where and when to pick up your winnings.

If you log your cell phone number during this virtual gala, you will receive texts when you are outbid on items, so keep your cell phone close!

The Library thanks the generous sponsors of this event for donating to the silent auction and raffle including Rizza Ford, 94 West Steak and Seafood, Lake Katherine Nature Center, Aishling Companion Home Care, Silver Lake Country Club, Charter Senior Living, The Simple Greek, Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Cooper’s Hawk, Aishling Care Academy, Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, Wehmeier Photography, Ltd, Dancing Marlin, Dahl Landscaping, House of Music, Jeffrey LaMorte Salon, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dancing Marlin, Trader Joe’s, Ida’s Garden Paradise, and Inside Looks by debi Ross.

Board of Library Trustees: President Joanna M. Liotine Leafblad, Vice President Christian J. Barcelona, Treasurer Daniel McMillan, Secretary Charles McShane, Trustee Nancy Healy, Trustee Bridget M. Lindbloom, Trustee Elan Kleis

Board of Friends of the Library: President Donna Boddy, Treasurer Melissa Panio, Secretary Diane Gallagher, Board Member Michael Bisberg, and Board Member David Smigaj, Board Member Shirley Haiduk, and Board Member Joan R. Barnes.

Wine Tasting Ticket includes event access, 3 bottles of wine that will be part of the wine tasting, and your name entered into the library’s drawing for paver winners!

The wine tasting features three wines from Sip. Wine Bar in Tinley Park. They are a cranberry wine, a chardonnay, and a red featuring 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Petite Sirah, and 5% Merlot.


December 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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