by Katie Remme, Wright Branch Library Manager
Hello, summer! Gardens are bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables, local farmer’s markets are filling up, and people all over the country are firing up their grills. While it can be hard to think about food or spending time in the kitchen during the soaring temperatures, summer can be the perfect time to explore new recipes, ingredients, and cooking methods.
Your local library may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about food, but we want to change that! Your libraries in Gillette and Wright house books, digital content, and items to meet your food-related needs! Can’t find something? Ask a librarian! Staff is available to help with interlibrary loans, purchase requests, and reader’s advisory.
Want to try new recipes and techniques without the commitment of purchasing yet another cookbook? Campbell County Public Library has a cookbook collection of over two-thousand titles. This massive collection contains information for all ages and all skill levels. Some of my summer favorites are:
-Master of the Grill by America’s Test Kitchen
-BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks
-Project Smoke by Steven Raichlen
-Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession by Jess Damuk
For those looking for more in-depth information and tutorials, CCPL also has several databases available:
-Gale Onefile Culinary Arts
-CreativeBug (video tutorials)
-Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)
-Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
-Kanopy (video tutorials)
Kanopy is our free streaming video service. Give it a try and watch this month’s Watch & Talk Movie Club selection The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking. Join us at Big Lost Meadery on Wednesday, July 27, 6pm to share your favorite grilling recipes. It’s easy to sign up: kanopy.com/en/ccpls. Have your library card ready.
Wright Branch Library is home to a cake pan and cookie-cutter collection that contains over sixty items, including character pans, wedding cake pans, holiday cookie-cutters, and silicone molds. While they can’t be transferred to the Gillette library, library patrons are welcome to check them out directly from the Wright Branch Library.