Patrons have long been able to borrow a cookbook from the library. In some places, they can even borrow a cake pan to go with it. But what if that cookbook calls for a pasta maker, food dehydrator, yogurt maker, or other specialized kitchen equipment they don’t already possess? Now, if they’re in in Toronto, they’re in luck, since the city is home to The Kitchen Library, a new non-profit kitchen tool lending library.
This is rather amazing!!! :] I want to be a foodie librarian!!!!
The Kitchen Library is a non-profit lending library of small to medium size kitchen appliances working in partnership with The Toronto Tool Library.
Kitchen Share is a network of kitchen tool libraries in Portland, Oregon since to build community through sharing equipment, skills, traditions, and food.
Or, how about the Kitchen at Hartford Public Library, a farm-to-table job training café and bakery offering breakfast, lunch and catering, that also offers 12 week job-training programs for cooking, food safety and sanitation.