The Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize is set to spend 2018 in a location that, fortunately, has plenty of shelf space. Sarah Bleyl, the director of the Lompoc Public Library System, was named the recipient of the eighth annual award Sunday at the conclusion of an hourlong ceremony at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ in Vandenberg Village. Bleyl, who was among 11 contenders for the honor, was nominated to represent the entire Lompoc Library System, which has grown tremendously in its program offerings and outreach since Bleyl took over as director in October 2015. Video by Sergio Ruiz