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National Library Week April 14-20



Booth Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20 and will host several events.

On April 15, the library hosted the third annual Edible Book Festival. An "edible book" is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food.

There were 33 entries and approximately 100 attendees. Congratulations to the award winners:

Dean's Choice Gold Medal - "Miss Havisham's Wedding Cake" by Ellen Corrigan

Dean's Choice Silver Medal - "Mrs. Dilloway" by Bob Hillman and Marlene Slough

People's Choice Gold Medal - "A Dog's Life" by Ann Brownson

People's Choice Silver Medal - "Jack and the Beans Talk" by Jana Aydt

Best Children's Book Theme - "Owl Babies" by Michele McDaniel

Best Student Entry - "Old Man and the Seaweed" by Cliff Harrison

Best Family Entry - "Chicks Ahoy!" by Mark and Sarah Johnson

Honorable Mention - "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Kai Hung

Honorable Mention - "Diary of Samuel Peeps" by Peter and Holly Andrews

Honorable Mention - "Bunnicula" by Stacey Knight-Davis

To see photos of all of the entries, click here https://www.facebook.com/alex.heldebrandt#!/media/set/?set=a.10151570409368586.1073741826.5904843585&type=1.

On April 25 (RESCHEDULED!), the annual book sale will be held outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale was postponed from April 17 due to rainy weather conditions. The library requests no sales in advance. A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity will be announced during a reception hosted by the Library Advisory Board. Everyone is welcome to attend. The awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research and encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies.

In addition, library patrons shared photos for the Picture Your Library! program. To view the photo gallery, click here http://http://www.library.eiu.edu/nlw/2013/.