Library fundraiser takes a bite out of books

March 27, 2014 by  

The Penn Hills Library is hosting its 4th annual Edible Book Contest in a couple of weeks. It will raise funds for library programs and also recognize National Library Week, which takes place in mid-April.

The theme for this year’s contest is ‘Music speaks volumes’. Participants are asked to create edible art based on music, music-themed books, or available library music resources. A minimum of 80% of the creation is expected to be edible.

The contest is open to people of all ages. Entry fees are $5 for those under 12 years of age, $10 for those over 12, and $25 for professionals or organizations. The deadline to submit entries is April 7.

Among the awards to be handed out are ‘Best Children’s Entry’, ‘Most Creative’ and ‘Judges’ Favorite’. The winner of the children’s entry gets a $100 gift basket, but all participants will receive a gift and a certificate for participation.

This event will likely attract people from all over the area, including nearby Plum, not just to compete but also to see what is submitted. Local printing companies can help to market such events by providing flyers or booklets to organizers.

The Edible Book Contest is taking place on April 12 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. To find out more about the event, or to submit an entry, contact Janet Wargo at 412-795-3507 x102.