Novel Art cards Imagine your favorite book being thrown into a landfill... the book you loved, the one that kept you company. Just tossed. Due to restrictions in recycling technology, this is the fate of many beloved editions. The Ligonier community is saving books from this fate and giving them a new life by creating art to support the Ligonier Valley Library.

Won't you join us?

  • Design your project using one or more books. Visit the library for ideas, or search online for inspiration. Anyone, no matter what age or skill level, may submit a project.

  • Choose the books for your project. Free books are available from the library - just ask at the circulation desk, you'll be shown the way.

  • Drop off your completed piece at the library no late than April 18. Submissions will be on display April 23 to April 30.

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Save the date

Novel Art Party & Auction on May 1!

Love helping the library? Into DIY projects? Make a project and join us for the party. Non-creative types are also welcome at the party. Take home a new novelty piece!

Student Auction

Thursday, April 30

Join us in celebrating our young artists, ages 15 and under, with a night of their very own.

Reception and bidding begins at 6:00 pm, bidding ends at 7:15 pm.

  • When your creation is ready, please bring it to the Ligonier Valley Library (Google Maps).

  • Deadline for submission is Saturday, April 18 (please allow extra time for making sure the proper forms are filled out).

  • No fee is required.

  • All submitted creations will be on display April 23 through April 30 in the Library's Community Room (Mon-Thurs: 12-8pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-5pm).

  • Visitors may vote for their favorite submission.

  • On May 1, all adult works will be auctioned during the Novel Art III party. Each submitting artist will be given 1 free admission to attend the party. Additional admissions may be purchased in advance at the library's front desk, or the night of the party at the registration table.

  • Any questions please call to the library at 724-238-6451 or email

  • All submissions become property of the Ligonier Valley Library. (But feel free to bid on your own project the night of the party!)

This year's proceeds will purchase an AWE iPad for student use, and iPads for adult use at the library.

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