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Cumberlands Library to Host International Edible Book Festival


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Monday, April 2nd, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hagan Memorial Library will be participating in the International Edible Book Festival for the first time. The event will start at 2:30 pm and go until 4:00 pm.

The festival which started in 2000 usually takes places on or around April 1st each year. The event was created to inspire people to share their love of books and inspire an international community to come together. Cumberlands elected to participate this year to encourage people to visit the library and learn more about what takes place in the library.

The festival is a time that will provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to exercise their love and creativity for books. Everyone is encouraged to participate by making an edible book. Judges will be on hand to evaluate your creations and prizes will be handed out.

“I personally am really excited for the event,” said Carrie Byrd, UC’s Reference and Instruction Librarian. “I think we really want people on campus to know that there is more to the library than just the obvious. The library on any campus is part of the heart of the community and we want people to know there is more to us than just checking out books or using the computers to check their e-mail. We have a lot of great resources, including the people working there. This is a fun way to get people talking about who we are and what we do.”

The registration deadline is Monday, March 26th, for all those wishing to participate. For more information and to register visit the website at

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.