The library asked residents to send in their favourite recipes through January to share with the wider community and help others get out of a new year cooking slump. The recipes would be gathered and published on the library’s website. Adult services librarian Anne Smith said the scheme would help residents discover fun new recipes to try, or give them the chance to share their beloved meals with others during lockdown.
Anyone who sent in their recipes before January 29 would go in the draw to win a free book. The recipe swap also coincided with the introduction of new adult book bags in both English and French. The bags contained two cookbooks, a magazine, novel, a CD to listen to in the kitchen and a video to enjoy after cleaning up.
Those interested in the swap could email their recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop an envelope with the recipe into the library’s dropbox. More information could be found at bc-cl.ca or at 613-678-2216.