Books in Bloom

Books in Bloom 

Books in Bloom is a unique event that represents and illustrates a book, media, and other resource material within the library through floral arrangements and artistic expression. 
Each display is sponsored by an individual or friends/family for $500, which goes directly to the library endowment. 
The bloom is created (and paid for) by professional florists and flower enthusiasts. Other expenses are covered by our generous sponsors. 
The event is held the first weekend in May every other year and is free and open to the public. Over 500 guests have viewed approximately 20 blooms each event. Over $100,000 has been raised for the library from Books in Bloom.


Books in Bloom 2022

Books in Bloom Slideshow

Books In Bloom Program 2022 


Books in Bloom 2021

This year we are very pleased to offer a virtual event, which features Saint Peter business-owner Sara Nett, owner of Sweet Alice Floral and Art. Sara is passionate about environmental sustainability and will be designing via Zoom a bloom that interprets the book Drawdown, by Paul Hawken. 

Watch this year's event here:

Books in Bloom
 Introducing Sara Nett, Sweet Alice Floral and Art:
"Join me to explore the impacts of sustainably focused floristry on local communities and a world threatened by climate change.
Sustainability is a complex topic, touching every aspect of my business. I’ll share with you the way I choose materials and flowers, the impact of refrigeration methods on climate, flower transportation, the positive impact local flower farmers are having all over the world, and how large floral farms are advancing sustainable practices globally.
I’ll share my solutions to some of floristry’s most pressing environmental challenges, and how the floristry community as a whole is tackling these problems. I hope you’ll join me!"

Books in Bloom 2019

BIB sign

Click here to view all 2019 blooms.
View the 2019 program.

Books in Bloom 2017


Click here to view all 2017 blooms.
View the 2017 program.


Books in Bloom - 2015

2017 Books in Bloom program

View the 2015 program.

Books in Bloom - 2014

BIB poster

Click here to view photos.
View the 2014 program.

Books in Bloom - 2013

BIB Sign

Click below to see pictures!
2013 pics

View the 2013 program.

Books in Bloom - 2012


View the 2012 program.

Books in Bloom - 2011


View the 2011 Program

Books in Bloom was designed to tickle the creativity of floral/plant arrangers to illustrate selected media from the library.

In this inaugural year, twenty-two blooms were sponsored and designed and enjoyed by over 400 guests over the weekend.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

Kraus Anderson logo