Kearney Public Library Edible Book Festival

What: Create an edible book simply by creating something edible that is somehow book-related. Think book titles, characters, plots, literary figures, puns on book titles, etc. For inspiration check out our Pinterest "Edible Books" board (www.pinterest.com/kearneylib) or do an online search for edible books.

Who: Participation is open to anyone! Anyone can enter or just stop by & enjoy the Edible Book Festival! Be sure to vote for your favorite in each of the categories & age groups, even if you don’t submit your own entry.

Where: Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Ave., upstairs meeting rooms

When: Wednesday June 24 (Registration deadline is June 17)

11:00-1:00 – Deliver & set up entries
1:00-1:30 – Judging & photography
1:30-2:30 – Public viewing & voting for People’s Choice award
2:30-3:00 – Awards
3:00-4:00 – Eat KPL’s edible book
4:00-6:00 - Pick up entries

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    Guidelines:

    Entry deadline is Wed., June 17. Forms available at KPL or on KPL’s webpage at www.kearneylib.org. Click on the Edible Book logo or the News and Events tab on the left. Admission & registration are free. One entry per participant. Entries must be made of at least 95% edible materials. Entries must be family-friendly. KPL reserves the right to reject any entry that is inappropriate. The base size of each entry can be no larger than 20"x20." Entries will not be refrigerated so they must survive at room temperature for at least 5 hours. With permission, all entries will be photographed. Kearney Public Library also requests permission to publish photographs and information on the entry and its creator, on our website and publications such as KPL’s newsletter and Facebook page. Photographs of the entries may also appear on Flickr. Participants need not be present to win. Entries will not be served. KPL will provide an edible book as refreshments. Entries must be picked up by 6:00 pm on June 24 or they will be discarded. Prize categories & age divisions: Wittiest/Funniest/Punniest Ages 5-12 Ages 13-17 Ages 18+ Most Creative Use of Ingredients Ages 5-12 Ages 13-17 Ages 18+ Best Interpretation of a Title Ages 5-12 Ages 13-17 Ages 18+ People’s Choice Ages 5-12 Ages 13-17 Ages 18+ For more information contact Rita Horst at rhorst@kearneygov.org or 308-233-3256