Teton County Library

You can have your book and eat it, too, at an Edible Book Festival later this month.

Teton County Library will host its inaugural festival, part of a global event happening this month, on April 25 as a way to meet new Library Director Dawn Jenkin.

The sky’s the limit for what an “edible book” can be.

“Edible books can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, can be a pun of a book title, can refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general,” the library said in a press release.

Creations are photographed, viewed by attendees, judged by a panel and consumed. Entries are commonly made from cake, bread, crackers, Jell-O, fruit, vegetables, candy and anything that doesn’t require consistent refrigeration.

“There are two rules,” library Adult Services Manager Angela Jordan said in the release. “Your entry must be edible, and it must somehow relate to a book.”

Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice, Funniest/Punniest, Best Savory Entry and Best Sweet Entry. Registration isn’t required, but it can help to sign up in advance at Bit.ly/2G2JLyw.

The edible book festival is part of “Love Your Library Week,” which will be additional library programming held from April 22 to 26.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079 or schools@jhnewsandguide.com.

Kylie Mohr covers the education and health beats. Mohr grew up in Washington and came to Wyoming via Georgetown. She loves seeing the starry night sky again.

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