People of all ages got to take part in the fun at recent events hosted by Livingston Parish libraries.
On Thursday, people ages 18 and up passed through the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library all day to drop off their entries for the second annual “Edible Book Experience.”
Later that same evening, children ages 5-11 gathered at the Watson Branch for their monthly meeting of the LEGO Club.
It was the second straight year the Main Branch has housed the “Edible Book Experience,” a contest split into two groups — patrons and staff members — that requires participants to create artistic, edible treats based on book covers, characters, themes or any other such influences.
Starting at 10 a.m., patrons and staff members brought in a variety of creations and voted on the other’s works until winners were announced at later that night.
Jolee Mae Scott was awarded Edible Book Day’s “Best Overall” for her Butterbeer Cupcakes, based on a popular beverage from the “Harry Potter” series. Library staff member Teri Cranford’s Shoo Fly Pie, based on the children’s book “Shoo Fly Guy” by Tedd Arnold, won in the “Funniest/Most Creative” category.
Shortly before the winners were announced at the Main Branch, the LEGO Club was just getting started.
Each month, children gather at the Watson Branch to create LEGO works of art, each time with a different theme. For the April meeting, challengers were required to build an amusement park, also while munching down on snacks.