The Library Affair is coming on April 15, and the tables are truly one-of-a-kind! Our celebrity decorators really outdid themselves this year and the twenty tables are truly incredible!
Click here to view and vote for your favorite tables and to purchase your tickets to The Library Affair today!
Each vote is $2.00 and the table that receives the most votes by April 14 wins the prestigious Pagosa Pulitzer Prize, designed by ceramic artist Jim Lutomski. The top five vote recipients will go into a live auction at the event.
Proceeds from The Library Affair go to our Mountains of Opportunity campaign to expand and renovate your Ruby Sisson Library. Help us raise the funds to get this expansion done!
Tickets to The Library Affair on April 15 are $50 each and can be purchased here.
We thank you for your support!
Our Incredible Event Sponsors!
National Book Award sponsors with a $5000 gift:
Mr. Jack Threet
Newbery Medal sponsors with a $2500 gift:
Caldecott Medal sponsors with a $1000 gift:
Jackie and Bart Cox
Nancy and Michael Ray
Renee and Mike Vanover
Andrew Carnegie Medal sponsors with a $500 gift:
Pagosa Country Center
Pagosa Medical Group
From 2022: Thank you to the Pagosa Springs community and beyond for helping to make our first annual The Library Affair a smashing success! Through all of your support, we raised over $100,000 in support our Mountains of Opportunity campaign to expand and renovate your Ruby Sisson Library.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors, talented table decorators, hard-working volunteers and dedicated planning committee. Without your commitment to the Ruby Sisson Library Foundation, none of this would be possible.
The Library Affair in 2022 featured seventeen creatively decorated tables with table-settings for up to eight people based on books chosen by some of Pagosa’s most talented table decorators.
The winner of the prestigious Pagosa Pulitzer Prize award was Team To Kill a Mockingbird who raised $7765 through the online voting. Way to go Robin Brobst, Terrie Frahm, and Jenny Highum! Thank you to Jim Lutomski for creating the beautiful award.
The winner of the Ruby Award was Team The Drunken Botanist whose table won the highest bid at $3300. Way to go Mary Helen Cammack and Mary Kurt-Mason! Thank you to Mary Kurt-Mason for creating the beautiful award.