Edible Book Festival today!

Be sure to stop by the Edible Book Festival to check out the entries on display and vote between 11 a.m.-noon for your favorite!  We’ll announce the winners at noon, then eat!  All are invited to taste the books.

Celebrate National Library Week; attend Edible Book Festival!

edible bookIt’s National Library Week! Our favorite way to celebrate, the Edible Book Festival, takes place tomorrow, April 12.  Join the LLCC Library in this annual tradition and bring a creation of your own! Edible Books can be dropped off any time after 7:30 a.m. Books are on display and voting is 11 a.m.-noon.  We’ll announce the winners at noon, then eat!  All are invited to taste the books.

RSVP is not required but welcomed for planning purposes: Contact Leslie Rios, faculty librarian, associate professor at leslie.rios@llcc.edu or 786.4617.

Want to see some of the Edible Books our very own LLCC crew has created over the years? Check them out here.

The Library also hosts “Food for Fines” beginning this week in celebration of National Library Week, continuing for the rest of the semester.

Library hosts “Food for Fines”

The LLCC Library will be hosting a Food for Fines fundraiser drive, starting with National Library Week (April 11-15), and continuing until the end of the semester. Food for Fines allows patrons (students, faculty, staff, or community members) to “pay off” any fines or fees on their account by bringing in donations for a local food pantry. Patrons can bring in one non-perishable item to receive $5.00 off their total fines. For instance, if you owe $20 in processing fees and bring in 4 donation items, your account balance will go down to zero. Please note that donations cannot be used to pay for lost books. We have teamed up with the Central Illinois Foodbank to donate everything we collect. View a list of items that the Central IL Food Bank is in need of.  Feel free to contact Mary DiMaggio if you need any more information. Thank you!

Edible Book Festival one week away!

Charlotte's Web: The LLCC Library Edible Book Festival, in celebration of National Library Week, is only one week away! On Tuesday, April 12, bring out your talented, silly, imaginative, punny, creative side and create an edible creation that represents a book. After the voting/judging, everyone is invited to taste the creations. Edible Books can be dropped off any time after 7:30 a.m. Books are on display and voting is 11 a.m.-noon.  We’ll announce the winners at noon, then eat the books!

RSVP is not required but welcomed for planning purposes: Contact Leslie Rios, faculty librarian, associate professor at leslie.rios@llcc.edu or 786.4617.

Want to see some of the Edible Books our very own LLCC crew has created over the years? Check them out here: https://www.pinterest.com/bookish2/llcc-edible-book-festival/

Plan to participate in the Edible Book Festival April 12!

Charlotte's Web: The LLCC Library Edible Book Festival, in celebration of National Library Week, is fast approaching—Tuesday, April 12. Bring out your talented, silly, imaginative, punny, creative side and create an edible creation that represents a book. After the voting/judging, everyone is invited to taste the creations. Edible Books can be dropped off any time after 7:30 a.m. Books are on display and voting is 11-noon.  We’ll announce the winners at noon, then eat the books!

RSVP is not required but welcomed for planning purposes: Contact Leslie Rios, faculty librarian, associate professor at leslie.rios@llcc.edu or 786.4617.

Want to see some of the Edible Books our very own LLCC crew has created over the years? Check them out here: https://www.pinterest.com/bookish2/llcc-edible-book-festival/

LLCC Library thanks those who supported Food for Fines

The LLCC Library would like to thank everyone who participated and helped us make our Food for Fines program a success. The Foods for Fines program allowed students, staff and faculty to donate to a local food pantry in exchange for having their library fines waived. We collected over 180 items to donate to the Central Illinois Food Bank, and Hy-Vee matched our donations by donating $375 worth of food! We greatly appreciate your support!

Today: National Library Week celebration continues; Student Art Show reception

The LLCC Library continues its celebration of National Library Week by hosting a Book Art Contest, in conjunction with Leslie Stalter’s Art 115 – Three Dimensional Design class. Students will drop off their submissions at 2:30 p.m., and library staff will vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced at the next class meeting Tuesday, April 21. Submissions will remain on display inside the library. Other events for Thursday include:

• Food for Fines – the first 100 people to bring in a non-perishable donation will win a free book light. You don’t have to have library fines to donate! All proceeds benefit the Central Illinois Food Bank.
• Free candy at the Reference and Access Services desks.
• Add to the “What’s Your Favorite Book?” poster.
• Daily raffle drawing! Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to the bookstore.

The LLCC art department welcomes the LLCC community and the LLCC Student Art Show 2015public to join them at a reception for the Annual Juried Student Art Show this evening from 5:30–7:30 p.m. outside the Murray Gallery. Award winners will be announced in several categories. A special invitation is extended to all students who put forth the effort to enter their artwork for jurying. The student show will be open for viewing until May 17.

Donate $5 for Jeans Day today and support the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship. Donations are being accepted by the Student Life Office.

Edible Books contest today in the LLCC Library

– Please join us for the Edible Books Contest! Submissions are accepted for drop-off between 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and voting will held from 11:00 a.m.–noon. At noon, the two favorites will be announced and each will win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift certificate! Beginning at noon, everyone is invited to stop by and help eat the edible books!

Other activities today in celebration of National Library Week include:
Food for Fines – the first 100 people to bring in a non-perishable donation will win a free book light. You don’t have to have library fines to donate! All proceeds benefit the Central Illinois Food Bank.
Free candy at the Reference and Access Services desks.
– Add to the “What’s Your Favorite Book?” poster.
Daily raffle drawing! Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to the bookstore.