Laramie County Library Foundation will host a virtual Booklovers Bash fundraiser for Laramie County Library System at 7 p.m., Sept. 25. The fundraising event is online this year and involves a silent auction, virtual paddle raise, a socially-distanced dessert dash and a streamed fireside chat with New York Times best-selling author and Wyoming native, C.J. Box.
The event will be moderated by Foundation Board Member Wendy Volk and will feature a live interview with Box by WyomingPBS Sr. Public Affairs Producer and Foundation Board Member Craig Blumenshine, which will be recorded for airing on a future Wyoming Chronicle. There is no cost to attend the event. Reservations can be made by visiting LaramieCountyLibrary.org/bash.
Box is one of Wyoming’s most prolific and beloved writers, having penned more than twenty novels and sold millions of copies around the world. Given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Laramie County Library Foundation decided that a virtual fireside chat would provide attendees with a unique opportunity to listen to the famous author from the safety of their own home, all while supporting a great cause.
“We wanted to carry off the tradition of an annual Booklovers Bash despite the pandemic Foundation Director Kristi Wallin said. “After a lot of brainstorming we decided on a live-streamed conversation with C. J. Box., and we are so fortunate that we will be able to watch WyomingPBS ‘behind the scenes’ in real-time as they film the conversation with Box for an upcoming episode of Wyoming Chronicle. The Booklovers Bash is the Library Foundation’s main fundraiser, so we will include a silent auction and a paddle raise. The auctions will be done online; all you need is the link which you will get when you register.”
Bidding for the silent auction begins Sept. 21 and runs through the event on Sept. 25. Beginning Sept. 21, auction items will be available to view during limited hours throughout the week in Cheyenne Library’s Cottonwood Room. Available viewing times can be found at LaramieCountyLibrary.org/bash .
Laramie County Library Foundation is honored to host C.J. Box for its annual fundraiser and hopes that you consider virtually participating in order to support the Laramie County Library System.
For more information, visit LaramieCountyLibrary.org .