Stephenson Memorial Library recently relocated and refreshed our nonfiction collection, so we wanted to highlight the new additions to our collection. With the holiday season approaching, cookbooks seemed like a good place to start. During October, we displayed all of our cookbooks, and patrons were challenged to check them out and try a new recipe or two (or ten). We then hosted a potluck in November, and everyone shared their new favorite prepared dishes, recipes and cookbooks. Our first potluck's theme was "finger foods," and participants were a wonderful mix of men and women, of varied ages and occupations.
A cookbook display led to a holiday feast — and increased cookbook circulation — at one rural library.