Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation as its signature event to promote the value of books and reading. The Books in Bloom Co-chairs are Jean Elderwind, Jennifer Hudspeth, and Lin Wellford, directors on the Public Library Foundation Board.
The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet accomplished authors, and to hear them read from or speak about their work. Aspiring writers learn about various aspects of writing and publishing, and avid readers are introduced to authors working in a wide variety of genres. It all takes place amid the colorful flower gardens of the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.
Join us for an hour or two, or for the full afternoon of presentations and readings!
The 12th Annual Books in Bloom Festival is delighted to be included in the Festival of the Arts schedule, a month-long celebration of the arts, held in Eureka Springs and now in its 30th year.
The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation
The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation was established in 2001 with the primary goal of ensuring the long-term financial stability of the Carroll and Madison Library System, its administrative office, and the six libraries within its two-county service area. It pursues this goal by encouraging financial support from all segments of the community.
The libraries are located in Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Huntsville, Kingston, and St. Paul.
The purpose of the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation is to be a foundation, a solid financial base so that its six libraries, their communities, their thousands of patrons young and old, will always have free and public access to information. That, after all, is the fundamental and defining purpose of any public library. The Foundation, whose gifts to the regional library system are immeasurable, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Alison Taylor-Brown, President
Kevin Hatfield, Vice-President
Cindy George, Treasurer
Johnice Dominick, Secretary
Olivia Foster Curry
Bill Brown, Emeritus
William Horrell, Emeritus
Lin Wellford, Emerita