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Edible Book Festival Planned at Booth Library


Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University will sponsor its sixth annual Edible Book Festival on April 11 as part of National Library Week.

Anyone in the community may enter a work made out of edible materials that has something to do with books in either its shape or content. The artwork will not be eaten. To view entries from last year’s competition, go here.

Entries may be installed at the library after 3 p.m. April 11. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. The event is free and open to the public.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Dean’s Choice, People’s Choice, Children’s Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry and Funniest Pun.

There is no fee to participate in or view this show; however, those planning to enter the contest must pre-register. The entry form is available on the library website.  Or, participants should send the following information: name; library/school/department (if applicable); phone number and email address; title of entry; and estimated size of the final piece (display materials will be provided based on this information).

All entries will automatically be entered into the Dean’s Choice and People’s Choice award categories. Please state if the entry also qualifies for the Children’s Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry or Funniest Pun categories.

Entry forms for the Edible Book Festival are due by April 6 and can be submitted online here.  Entries also may be brought to Booth Library; emailed to; or mailed to the library at 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920, Attn: Edible Books. For more information on the contest, call 581-8381.

During the spring semester, Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, visit the website; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.


MEDIA CONTACT:  Beth Heldebrandt, Booth Library;; 217-581-6064



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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