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 $25 gift card to the Gold Mine!
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 lawn by the Children’s entrance.
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: Join local authors and celebrities for readings in the Library’s Tree House. Add your voice to the party with a short piece of your own.
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 list in the Library Foyer
Time Warp Photo Booth: Have your picture taken at a “green screen” Gold Mine thrift store/Library setting with Library cofounder Anita Gray (c. 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: Non-alcoholic margaritas, wine, and beer courtesy of Garden Bar