Our third annual 12 Days of Cookies event returns! Our staff will be baking cookies and sharing them with the branches. Staff members sign on to bake a cookie recipe from a book they found in the library, and share the photo, recipe, book title, and the cookies with our patrons. We've had some great cookies pass by our desk in the past two years, so we are fairly certain that we are up to the challenge once again.
It all begins on December 2. Each day (Monday-Friday) we will post a new cookie on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter. AND, this just in, we'll also be on Pinterest, so if you are a Pinterest fan, you can follow along there, too. The last cookie day is December 17. Since we have 12 branches, each location (including our Bookmobile!) will get to host a batch of cookies. Check in each day to find out where the cookies will be and to see how delicious they look (and to plan which branch you will be visiting).
Of course, we want you to get in on the action as well. Just bake a batch of cookies from a recipe you found in a book from the library, and send us the photo. You will be entered to win a gift card. Details on how to enter can be found here. This is a fun way to discover a new cookie recipe, and you can get the kids in on it for a literacy lesson as well. Reading the ingredients together is a great way to add literacy to a fun family activity; measuring adds a bit of math to the activity. Being creative with your cookie decorating and photography is a great way to express yourself and add a bit of the arts into your holidays. Let us see your artistic side!
So, get to the library and find a cookbook, and get baking! We can't wait to see the cookies roll in.