Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Monday 12th August- and we would love for you to play your part!
What is an Edible Book?
We need you to put your thinking cap on and decide how you could represent your favourite book in the medium of food, or how you can make your favourite food into an edible book…
You can also have a look online for other edible book competitions for inspiration.
There are prizes for the most imaginative, humorous, best tasting and most representative entries.
Here are a couple of entries from previous years to get you thinking:
If you like to bake, carve, decorate, shape or otherwise play with your food then this is the competition for you.
How to participate in the 2019 Ara Edible Book Competition
To participate: at the City Campus submit entries to the Library between 8-9 am on Monday 12th August. At Timaru Campus please give your entries to Helen at the Library. Other campuses, if you wish to participate please photograph your entry and email to email@example.com. The photographed entries will be printed and displayed in the Atrium at the Rakaia Centre, City Campus.
All entries are eligible to win a prize.
What if I cant bake, can I still participate?
If baking and making is not your thing then come along on Monday 12th August from 10am to view the entries. Vote for your People’s Choice entry. The winners will be announced at 12.15 and then the real fun begins; eating the winning entries…..
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As Matariki rises again for another year and we delve into the depths of winter, taking time to relax and de-stress becomes a priority to maintain our health and wellbeing. To do this, we recommend reading. Recent research from The Reading Agency has shown there are a range of positive outcomes from reading for pleasure including improvement of mental health and reduction or delay of dementia symptoms.
The Ara library can help with an extensive range of fiction books available in our Leisure Reading collection. So when you need a break from the textbooks and journal articles, drive into one of our books. We have books from every genre: Adventure, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical, Humour, Classics, Mystery and more.
Check out some of our latest additions to the collection: