Rutherford Public Library hosted the third annual Edible Books Festival competition that offered bookworms a creative sweet venue to illustrate their favorite books and characters in a sweet way.
The event was a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Rutherford. Contestants competed for $50 prizes, while gift baskets of donations from local businesses were raffled. As visitors examined each confectionery delight, contestants discussed how their imaginations guided their designs.
Retiree Jan Livingston won Best Depiction for “Alice in Wonderland.” She decorated cookie squares that featured images of the chapters of the book she loved as a child, including a deck of cards swirling, the Cheshire cat and a Mad Hatter – all held together by licorice sticks.