Scotts Valley Library Invaded by Animals!

Library Birthday to Feature Book Sale, Birthday Cake and Collection of Endangered Species

On Saturday, May 19, the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will open its doors to the community in celebration of the library's first birthday. The celebration will showcase local artist Beth Allison Gripenstraw’s ‘Endangered Species’ sculpture collection, and includes a book sale to raise funds for the library’s back patio. Birthday cake will also be served.

“We invite everyone to celebrate the birthday of our wonderful library, and view this extraordinary ‘Endangered Species’ collection,” said Elizabeth Walch, president of the Friends of the Library – Scotts Valley Chapter. “Our Art in the Library program has been embraced by the local community and this collection is unique, beautiful and educational. Combining this event with our annual book sale makes this a great day to visit the Scotts Valley Library!”

Gripenstraw’s ‘Endangered Species’ collection was commissioned as a result of an endowment by Dorothy Hale and will be a permanent installation at the library. The collection of endangered animals includes animals such as a snow leopard, Asiatic cheetah and African dog, and were chosen to complement the new, contemporary library with high ceilings and bright colors.

Cake will be served - Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist, and enjoy birthday cake and refreshments from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase gently-used books, at our annual book sale from 10-4pm.