Items line the shelves of the Eckville Municipal Library during the Annual Silent Auction on Nov. 23. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Eckville library’s silent auction returns for sixth year

The auction will run in house at the Eckville Municipal Library and online until noon on Dec. 6

The Eckville Municipal Library’s Annual Silent Auction is back with a new batch of items.

The sixth annual event, which will run until Dec. 6, currently features 48 items with more possibly on the way.

Patti Skocdopole, library manager, says they will be accepting donated items for auction until Nov. 29.

Bids can be placed in house during normal operating hours or online via the Eckville Municipal Library Facebook page.

The auction will close at noon sharp on Dec. 6.

Skocdopole says the funds raised by the auction are put towards programming and purchasing new items such as books.

“Our programs have grown so much that I think most of it will go into our programs,” said Skocdopole. “We do programming for about 30 people a week or more.”

She added some of the funds will likely be allocated towards the Summer Reading Club as it saw 81 kids participate this past summer.

The items have seen a busy bidding period thus far as people look to score Christmas gifts and maybe something for themselves.

Skocdopole says some “big ticket” items up for grabs this year are a Kate Spade wallet, a winter sports fan pack, an ice making machine and a chef’s basket.

She also added the array for homemade items in the mix including a selection of aprons for both adults and kids.

“We’re just so thrilled the community has been so supportive and we really love that,” commented Skocdopole. “They’re all hugely involved and everybody really enjoys it like we see a real increase in traffic.”

Skocdopole says the library enthusiastic about the auction and they are happy the community is as well.

“We’d just like to thank the community for continued support… it’s been great, we’ve had a lot of community support,” continued Skocdopole.

The library is also accepting donations and corporate sponsorships during this time. Anyone interested can contact Patti Skocdopole at 403-746-3240.

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