Cookbook Collection

Did you know that our library holds the NYC school library system's premiere collection of cookbooks and books about food? We receive extra funding from New York State to develop and maintain the special collection for New York City schools in this subject area. Our circulating cooking collection numbers over 275 titles, and continues to grow each year.

In addition to cookbooks written for children and families, the collection encompasses informational texts related to growing and preparing food, books on health and nutrition, careers in cooking, fiction and poetry with food and cooking themes, as well as professional resources for teaching with these materials.


To see more resources on kids and cooking, please visit our LibGuide.


Want to learn about other special collections in NYC? Take a look at this LibGuide.

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