Library Fundraiser Books in Bloom Set for May 1-3 Posted on April 24th, 2015 by

Books in Bloom 2015Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will host its fifth annual Books in Bloom event at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on May 1-3. The event is free and open to the public.

Books in Bloom is a distinctive event that highlights books, media, technology, and other resource material within the library through floral arrangements and artistic expression. This year’s event will feature 24 different “blooms” that will be arranged and spread throughout the first two floors of the library. Blooms are sponsored by individuals, families, book clubs, foundations, and organizations and are designed by professional florists, master gardeners, or friends with a knack for creativity.

This year’s event will feature books and films such as Let Love Serve by the late legendary Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson, The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol, Disney’s wildly popular film Frozen, and A String of Pearls by Gustavus alumnus Richard Arthur DeRemee ’55.

Attendees can choose to join a tour led by a student ambassador, or simply wander from bloom to bloom on their own with the help of a program and map.

This year’s Books in Bloom event will be open to the public according to the following schedule:

  • Friday, May 1: 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

Questions about this year’s Books in Bloom event can be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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