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National Library Week Celebration

Peep Into a Book: The Peeples Choice Awards 2024

Join us for a literary celebration by creating a book-inspired diorama where all the characters are Peeps! Booth Library’s Peep™ Into a Book: The Peeples Choice Awards 2024 will kick off National Library Week activities this year.

Students, faculty, staff and area residents are encouraged to join in the fun by creating their own Edible book-themed dioramas featuring Peeps™! In a shoebox or similar-sized box, create a diorama with the iconic candies — Peeps™! — as the main characters and other edible features.

Characters or other elements in the diorama must be made using Peeps™. Craft supplies, other objects and any edible item can be used to complete the diorama, which should be connected to a book in its theme or content. A limited supply of Peep™ diorama starter kits for students will be available to pick up at the library beginning April 1st, 2024.

Peep™ dioramas can be dropped off at the library from 5-11 p.m. Sunday, April 7th, at the Research Help desk on the main floor, or on Monday, April 8th, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Marvin Foyer on the north end of the building. Entries will be on display for public viewing and voting from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

All Peep™ entries are eligible to win one of three best-in-show prizes, determined by popular vote (the “Peeples Choice” Award).  Prizes will be distributed during a cookie reception at 4:15 p.m. April 8th in the library’s Marvin Foyer.

Those who plan to enter the contest are asked to register in advance. The deadline to register is 9 a.m. April 8th.

Questions about the Edible Book Festival may be directed to event organizers Michele McDaniel ( or Amy Odwarka (

Peep Into a Book: The Peeples Choice Awards Guidelines

How to participate:

  • Fill out the entry form by 9 a.m. April 8th.
  • Create diorama that’s inspired by a book (or other literary work) in content or shape. Characters or other elements in the diorama must be made using Peeps
  • Bring your entry to the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library between 8am and 9am on Monday, April 8, 2024.
  • Students can bring their entries to the Research Help Desk between 5pm and 11pm on Sunday April 7th, 2024.

Additional guidelines and information:

  • Dioramas must be based on literary works of any form or genre EXCEPT novelizations (movies or tv shows turned into books)
  • Entries should be suitable for a general, all-ages audience
  • Entries may be individual or collaborative
  • Participants may submit more than one entry, but will need to fill out a separate registration form for each
  • The Diorama display must fit inside a box the size of a shoebox.
  • Characters or other elements in the diorama must be made using Peeps
  • All entries will be photographed and posted to The Keep and for promotional purposes in print and online.


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