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Book Around the Block!

Book Around the Block! In-Person

Join us for a summer open house at The Community Library, Gold Mine Thrift, Gold Mine Consign, and the recently unveiled Wood River Museum of History and Culture.

Join us to "Book Around the Block" for literacy, history, shopping, community, and fun! Our theme this year: We all make history! Activities for all ages include:

Sun Valley Celebrity Scavenger Hunt: Scour the Library, Wood River Museum, and Gold Mine Stores for fun facts and special items. You might even win a $100 gift card or one of FIVE $25 gift cards to the Gold Mine ... plus other great prizes from the Wood River Museum!

Children’s Fun: Musical Book Walk, craft table, bubble machine, straws & connectors, and the Bloom Truck bookmobile. 

Lawn Games: Test your skill at hula hoops and corn hole on the Donaldson Robb Family Lawn. Join the Dizzy Hips Hula-hoop Show at 5:00 p.m. on the Cimino Plaza.

Wood River Museum: Peruse the interactive exhibits; take a photo on an old ski lift chair; explore the Cabinet of Wonders to see if you can find all 25 hidden artifacts; and purchase special memorabilia from the gift shop.

“How in the World Did You Get to Sun Valley?” Read Out: Share your 3-minute story in the Library’s Tree House. Video-taping optional. 

Museum Reads: The Wood River Museum is illuminated in a special collection of books in the Library's Foyer curated by our librarians. Topics include Sun Valley history, Bald Mountain, Native American tribes, Ernest Hemingway, and geology of the Wood River Valley. Check out a book/s and pick up a free bookmark and recommended reading lists.

Time Warp Photo Booth: Have your picture taken at a "green screen” Gold Mine thrift store/Library setting with Library cofounder Anita Gray (1955).

Book Giveaway: Add to your own library with select titles from our overflow collection on the Library's veranda.

Music on the Lawn: Music that Made History with D.J. Blind Willie.

Bites and Beverages: FREE delectables for kids and adults from Sun Valley Company

Taco Truck: FREE tacos from Taqueria al Pastor

Libations: FREE non-alcoholic margaritas, lemonade, and iced tea, plus wine and beer for sale, courtesy of Garden Bar

Download the event map here.



Tuesday, August 15, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
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