The holidays are fast approaching and who doesn’t like cookies? Assuage your sweet tooth guilt by buying cookies at the sixth annual Cookie Walk – a perfect way to support the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.
Mark your calendars. Cookie Walk 2017 will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., after the library closes. Just purchase a cookie tin at the Cookie Walk and fill it to the brim with your favorites.
“For the past six years we have been very successful in raising money through the Cookie Walk program to go to the Friends of the Library,” said APL Director Erin Matlin. “The Friends then turn that money around and give it all back to the library. We use this money to help fund programs and purchase supplies.
“It is that time of the year when we love to bake. Why not share your love of baking with the library? We need bakers to make this year’s program a success. We are looking for people to bake at least three dozen cookies. Of course if you would like to make more, please feel free.”
Bakers need to drop off the cookies at the library on the day of the program, Thursday, Dec. 14, before 4:30 p.m.
“Not only do we need cookies, but we also need your recipe,” Matlin said. “I plan to make recipe books of all the cookies in the Cookie Walk, which will be on sale for $3.”
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends, whose mission is to support the library and its staff, and to enhance the resources and services of the library.
The funds raised from memberships, fundraisers like the Cookie Walk, and the Book Shop pay for educational, cultural and technical programs for adults, teens and children, including museum passes subscriptions, refreshments, prizes and supplies for programs and activities, technology aids and any special requests made by the library staff.