On Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m., Laramie County Library Foundation will host a virtual Booklovers Bash to raise funds for Laramie County Library System. The fundraising event has moved online this year and involves a silent auction, virtual paddle raise, a socially-distanced dessert dash, and a streamed fireside chat with #1 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 that will be recorded for airing on a future Wyoming Chronicle. Reservations for the evening’s festivities are free and 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.
Foundation Director Kristi Wallin says, “We wanted to carry off the tradition of an annual Booklovers Bash despite the pandemic. 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 - which is a great way to donate. All of 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 on Monday, September 21 and runs through the event on Friday, September 25. Beginning September 21, auction items will be available to view during limited hours throughout the week in the 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.