SAVE THE DATE: Beyond the Book Bash, Friday, September 30, 2016

2016_beyond_the_book_bash_large_banner_SPONSORJoin us for the 7th Annual Beyond the Book Bash, a not-to-miss event that brings together literary luminaries and musical all stars in a captivating, rollicking, thought-provoking performance to raise funds for the Mill Valley Library on Friday, September 30, 2016.

One of Mill Valley’s most popular fall events, the Book Bash sells out every year. Guarantee your tickets by sponsoring before general tickets go on sale this summer.

2016 Beyond the Book Bash
Friday September 30, 2016

6 pm – 7:30 pm
Pre-Event VIP Sponsor Party at the Seager Gray Gallery, 108 Throckmorton Avenue

  • Become a sponsor at the $1000 level and above and join us for specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the performance.

8 pm – 11 pm
Beyond the Book Bash, Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue

  • Celebrate with a full bar, delicious desserts by local chefs and a live performance.

Last year Beyond the Book Bash raised $100k thanks to our generous sponsors and those who attended the event. Proceeds from the event provide critical funding to support Mill Valley Library programs and services and an endowment that will fund these community resources in perpetuity.

Beyond the Book Bash is an evening full of enticing performances featuring nationally acclaimed and local Bay Area talent. Past participants have included: award-winning writer and creative artist Josh Healy, illustrator Wendy McNaughton, poet Dean Rader, author Adam Mansbach and filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine.

Check out the sponsor levels and benefits and become a sponsor today.

We look forward to seeing you on September 30th!

Lynn Brinton, Jennifer Flegel and Eileen Hansen

2016 Beyond the Book Bash

2016 Sponsors

We appreciate the commitment and support of friends and neighbors who lead the way with their early sponsorship commitment.

$10,000 – Legend
Jackie and Ken Broad Family Fund

$5000 – Bestseller
Lynn Brinton & Dan Cohn
Vera & Ken Meislin
Diane Paul

$2000 – Publisher
Joan & Jim Dox
Janet Harris

$1000 – Editor
Suzanne & Ken Austin
Cari & Bill Dauphinais
Tom Dicker
Rudi Dundas
Jennifer & Jason Flegel
Eileen Hansen & Jay Graham
Kris Malone Grossman
Ray & Heather Keane
Sonia Lee & Al Grumet
Pam Polite & Dennis Fisco
Kathy King & Jerry Cahill
John McCauley
Stephanie Moulton-Peters
Caren & Nick Orum
Janice & James Prochaska
Paula & Bob Reynolds
Beth & Jonathan Rutchik
Andrew & Audrey Shapiro
Houda  & Ray Silcock
Silver Yolles Family
Jane & Tom Singer
Diane & David Thelander & Family
Tiana Wimmer & Warren Leider

In-Kind Contributors
Equator Coffee & Teas; Mill Valley Market; Just Jayne Events; Piazza D’Angelo
Flowers: Mill Valley Flowers
Venue: Seager Gray Gallery, Throckmorton Theatre
Wine and Beer
: Front Porch wines; Idell Family Vineyards; Caren and Nick Orum, private collection wine donation; Deborah and Jonathan Goldman Picket Fence Vineyards; Fort Point beer

Thank you to our generous Storybook Ball sponsors!

$10,000 – The Magical Web

Blanche Thebom Trust

$5,000 – Big Heart, Bright Mind


$1,000 – Radiant Action

Chambers + Chambers Architects

The Cohen Family

The Douglass Family

Kris and Ed Grossman

Corley Hughes

The John McKlveen Family

Vera and Ken Meislin

The Orum Family

Cherity and Jason Payne

Mark & Kate Shaw

Mr. and Mrs. Silcock

The Silver Yolles Family

Wells Fargo Foundation

$500 – Terrific Time

Boo Koo

Lynn Brinton and Dan Cohn

Lisa and Jed Katz

Rebecca and Rick Smith

Jacqui Lopez-Wyman

$250 – Some Pig

The Flegel Family

Melanie and Bill Grossman

Laurel and Tyler Newby

Pam Polite and Dennis Fisco

Tatem and Morgan Read

Sustainable Architecture + Consulting

$200 – Lasting Friendship – Grandparents / Teachers / Special Friends

Julia Althoff

Sharon Malone


In Kind

Dolls & Dandy

Double 8 Dairy

Farm Fresh CSA


Fort Point

Full Belly Farm CSA

Good Earth


Mill Valley Market


World Centric

Storybook Ball 2016 – Charlotte’s County Fair!


 WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT and the wait list is closed.

Please email Andrea Minadakis with questions or to request information for Storybook Ball 2017.

2016 Sponsors

The Mill Valley Library Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Storybook Ball will be held Sunday, May 22, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. A special sponsors-only reception begins at 2:30 pm.

The theme for this year’s event is based on Charlotte’s Web, the classic children’s book by E. B. White. Children up to age 10 and their parents will spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Mill Valley Community Center, which will be transformed into an old-fashioned county fair, complete with games, music, dance and craft activities. Attendees will also be treated to delicious local food from O Baby Bar with beer and wine for the adults. The 2016 Storybook Ball will also feature a silent auction and every child will go home with a special treat.

Activities for you and your little ones:

  • Meet Wilbur’s friends at the petting zoo
  • Get your hands in the dirt with our gardening project (kids will take home a special seed they themselves plant)
  • Play old-fashioned county-fair games, from corn hole to fishing in a barrel
  • Get decked in our face painting tent
  • Hobnob with Charlotte and other costumed characters
  • Learn to weave your name in a web
  • Go nuts in Andrews Camps bouncy house
  • Enjoy live bluegrass music
  • Try your hand (foot?) at square-dancing with our square-dancing caller
  • Savor farm-fresh fare, from “Save Wilbur” vegan “pork” sliders to gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese to Buffalo gelato to our fruit pie bar
  • Grown-ups, treat yourself to county fair cocktails while perusing our fabulous silent auction items, including getaways to Solage and Brewery Gulch Inn

Tickets: $50, children 3 and under free WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT

Sold out every year, this family-friendly event has raised more than $200,000 to support Mill Valley Library’s free public programs for children and teens. In 2015, the library offered more than 700 of these programs, drawing more than 26,500 youth to what Library Journal named as a finalist in the annual best small libraries in the nation award program.

City librarian Anji Brenner calls this event one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the library.

“Funding from the Storybook Ball allows the library to offer more diverse and interesting programming than would otherwise be possible,” she says. “It enables us to reach more kids and families, instilling a love of reading and learning and contributing to a better community.”