South Branch Library hosts Edible Book Fest

Organizers: event gives branch much-deserved attention

Visitors at La Crosse’s south branch library got the chance to taste some of their favorite tales today.

Participants of the Edible Book Fest, created a dish or dessert inspired by a book, and then voted on the best-looking edible masterpiece.

Kids crafts, and activities for the parents were featured, as well.

Library employees say the event gives their south-side location some much-deserved attention.

“It’s fun to see that the library can be more than just books, that it can be DVDs and activities for all ages,” said Carrie Wuensch-Harden, south branch manager. “It’s just great to invite people in and see that we’re here, our fantastic location.”

More than 30 people entered their food creations into the contest.