ECU’s Joyner Library hosts annual Edible Book Festival
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Mar. 31, 2014) – Joyner Library at East Carolina University hosted its third annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, March 29.
“The Edible Book Festival is held annually internationally around the first of April,” says Eleanor Cook, festival director and assistant director for Discovery and Technology Services. “Joyner Library has partnered with the ECU Youth Arts Festival for the past three years. The Edible Book celebrates books and culinary craftsmanship that draws upon the creativity of community members,” said Cook.
Juried categories included Most Edible, Least Edible, Wittiest, Best in Show/Youth and Adult. This year’s judges were Greenville Banks, Jr and Cecilia Moore-Cobb from the Friends of Joyner Library Board of Directors.
The silent auction featured professional cakes donated by Aramark/ECU and Lowe’s Foods. “Proceeds of more than $100 from the silent auction and other voluntary donations received during the event benefit the Joyner Library Preservation & Conservation fund,” says Lisa Barricella, department head of Monographic Acquisitions & Preservation/Conservation. “This fund helps to support the purchase of equipment and materials used in Joyner’s conservation labs where technicians conserve books, documents, manuscripts and photographs for long-term access,” said Barricella.
- Most Edible: “Horton Hears a Who!” by Dr. Seuss. Makayla Gilland (Youth entry)
- Least Edible: “Fish! Tales” by Stephen Lundin et al. Gloria Bradshaw
- Wittiest: “Cold Mountain” (Dew) by Charles Frazier. Stephanie Hedgepeth
- Best in Show/Youth: “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Walker Bixby
- Best in Show/Adult: “Swiss (Cheese) Family Robinson” by Johann David Wyss. Wesley Dills
Winners each received a handcrafted notebook, winner’s ribbon, and a gift certificate. Photos of entries may be viewed at https://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/techsrv/edibleabout.cfmMost Edible winner Makayla Gilland
For information on this project or Joyner Library, contact Dawn Wainwright at 252.328.4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org