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.