See the finished Novel Art pieces!
Stop by the library between April 25 and May 2 to admire the various items which will be on display during library hours (Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) in our community room.

Attend the Party & Auction on Friday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. - you'll not only get one last chance to see the items on display, but you'll have a great time and might even find yourself bidding and taking home your favorite piece(s)... the good feeling you'll have that you're helping your favorite public library is an added bonus!
Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. Stop in and get your tickets today!

Novel Art Lamp from 2013
Book lamp auctioned last year.
Vase of paper flowers
Paper Flowers created for
last year's Novel Art auction

Did you ever wonder what happens to old books? Sadly, they end up in landfills - sad for the books and also for the environment. Approximately 54.3 million tons of paper and paperboard go into landfills every year. And recycling isn't always an option since many facilities can't process the binding glue.

But now, with a little imagination and time, you can save those books by turing them into Novel Art - and help the Ligonier Valley Library in the process!

The best part.... Novel Art isn't just for adults! Both students and adults can all participate!


  • Design your project using one or more books. Visit the library for ideas, or search online for inspiration. Anyone, no matter what age, 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 later than April 21. Submissions will be on display April 25 to May 2, 2014.


On May 2, 2014, all artwork will be auctioned to benefit the library. The proceeds will go entirely to helping defray the costs of instituting the digital literacy initiative in the Children's Department.

Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40.

Check out our new Novel Art ii photo album!

Also available is our Novel Art 2013 photo album that includes some of last year's pieces as well as photos from the auction and party!

Lamp created for Novel Art