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Whitaker Library at Chowan University : Edible Book Festival

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Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday 7:45AM – 11PM
Friday – 7:45AM – 4PM
Saturday – 10AM – 4PM
Sunday – 2PM – 11PM

Summer Semester

Monday – Thursday 8AM – 5PM
Friday – 8AM – 4PM
Saturday & Sunday– closed

EXCEPTIONS will be posted on the library door. Closed most Holidays.

Edible Book Festival

Whitaker Library is a proud sponsor of the Edible Book Festival since 2009. What is an edible book?  An edible book is a food sculpture or a book made out of food.

Contest Rules:

  1. All creations must contain food.
  2. Do not use food that will melt or spoil from sitting in room temperature for two hours such as ice cream.
  3. Creations are due two hours prior to the start of the contest.
  4. Please bring in a 3x5 index card with the title of your piece on the front and your name and contact information on the back.
  5. Entries must be appropriate for the Chowan University standard.


  1. First Place
  2. Second Place
  3. Most Humorous


Winners of the 2017 Edible Book Festival:

First Place: Team Unicorn for Uni the Unicorn

Second Place: Criminal Justice Club for "A-Salt" with a Deadly Weapon

Most Humorous: Tinekequa Hayes, Kirsten Jordan and Jocelyn Wiggins for Rainbow Fish

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