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BakerSpaces: Cool Ideas that free the books

Makerspaces are all the rage.  The word I heard this week was ‘bakerpaces’ and what an awesome idea.

Does your library have:

  • A cookbook collection?
  • Books on home entertainment?
  • A lunchroom that’s only used at lunch and dinner break time?
  • Or a servery, fridge, or sink connected to your children’s/teen area?
  • A microwave, slow cooker, wok, hotplate, … (cost effective acquisition – borrow, donate, 2nd hand stores or eBay/Kijiji, etc.)?
  • A plug next to a surface suitable for demos?
  • A book truck to display borrowable items from the collection?

Then you have everything you need for a bakerspace.

You could brainstorm ideas forever but:

  • Cookbook author readings
  • Cooking for one, Couples cooking, Eating healthy,Easy Desserts  …
  • Teens and cooking without the stove sessions
  • Theme cooking partnered with specialized local chefs and restaurants.
  • Hot trends – eating local, vegan or vegetarian food, Gluten free,  …
  • Cooking from our club’s cookbook of shared recipes
  • Borrowable non-book items like molds, specialized utensils, seasonal cookie cutters, cake decorating supplies
  • Oooooo . . . 3D printing food and candy (coming soon)

Add your ideas in the comments.  Share your ideas and experiences.

Free the cookbooks! Start your BakerSpace.



Posted on: April 2, 2014, 5:58 am Category: Uncategorized