Hungry? How about a good book?

By Maggie Vespa

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM CDT

It's a struggle parents and teachers alike face each year: how to keep kids reading during the summer.

Heads of one local library say they have an answer: make books taste better.

Tuesday directors at the Peoria Public Library's Lakeview branch capped off their first ever 'Edible Book' contest.

The challenge- construct an interpretation of your favorite book, simply out of food. Any food will do.

Heads of the library say it's all part of their summer program "Reading Is So Delicious."

"We try our best to have our summer reading be something that is fun and enjoyable. We want it to be relaxing," said Alyce Jackson, manager of programming at the library. "Especially this year with the food, playing with your food, you know which nobody ever wants you to do that. So that's kind of fun to see how this is all fitting in together."

A total of ten entries were on display throughout the day.

Library patrons and staff were encouraged to vote for their favorites.

Best in show went to "The Three Little Pigs."

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