The stacks of books and rows of magazines and videos at the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock will be transformed into a wine and lite fare café Friday evening for the library's annual Taste of the Valley fundraiser.

The fourth annual Taste of the Valley will feature wine, appetizers, music and local craft items for sale, all in a cozy setting and for a good cause.

"It's a very warm, beautiful environment for a wine event," said Gina Mumaw, director of the Hufnagel Public Library. "It's perfect for this venue."

Two local wineries, Logan's View Winery and Allegro Vineyards, will provide the wines, while food will be from Seitz Gourmet Cakes & Catering and the Friends of the Library group. The local alternative folk band 3 Dollar Suit will perform.

The event also marks the kickoff of the library's annual Artisans Emporium, which features locally crafted items such as jewelry, paintings, pottery, and clothing, for sale in the library's main hall.

"It's a collection of arts that people can purchase," said Deb Sullivan, community relations director for York County Libraries. "It's beautiful hand-crafted items for gifts."

The craft items will be available at the library through Christmas, but Taste of the Valley participants can get a jump of their purchases.

"It's become such a big part of this event," Mumaw said. "The people that come to the wine event get first dibs on these items."

Taste of the Valley grew out of a 70th anniversary wine tasting celebration the library held five years ago, Mumaw said.


"The first year, it wasn't with profit in mind," she said. "The next year we decided to take it a step farther. Every year we tweak it a little bit."

The event is presented by the American Legion, Post No. 403 in Glen Rock.

The ticket price of $30 includes a commemorative wine glass.

If you go

What: Taste of the Valley wine tasting

When: 7 to 10 p.m., Friday

Where: Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock

Cost: Tickets are $30, available at the library prior to the event and that evening.

Information: Contact the library at 717-235-1127