Library Benefit Books in Bloom May 6-8

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by

Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is preparing to host the first ever Books in Bloom event May 6-8 at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Books in Bloom is a unique event that will highlight books, media, and other resource material within the library though floral arrangements and artistic expression. More than 20 exhibits will be on display – each of them sponsored by an individual or family and created by professional florists and flower enthusiasts – that represent and illustrate a book or other holding within the library.

Guided tours of the exhibits will be available from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 6; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Maps and brochures describing each exhibit will be available for self-directed tours throughout the weekend. Admission to the Books in Bloom exhibits is free and open to the public.

For questions or more information about Books in Bloom, contact the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 or

GLA is a friends-of-the-college organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the College’s Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Since organizing in 1977, GLA has raised more than $2.5 million for the library endowment fund, acquisitions, and non-budgeted special collections.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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