Library recipe book

Library recipe book launched in aid of Macmillan Coffee morning

When staff at Northumberland Libraries realised they wouldn’t be able to host their annual Macmillan Coffee morning this year they decided to come up with another way of raising money for the charity. 
Staff from libraries across the county have submitted their favourite recipes which has now been turned into an e-Book. The e-Book is available to download for free on BorrowBox, the library service’s digital library. 
Any member downloading the recipe book will be asked to give a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support via  
The tried and tested family favourites include everything from warming soups to delicious sweet treats like buttermilk scones and a coconut and lemon cake. 
There is also a gluten free Rainbow cake and quick tea ideas like lamb kofta kebabs and bacon and chorizo frittata. 
Macmillan has also added their own recipe for a Sticky Toffee Cake. 
Lorraine BewickSenior Library Assistant at  Blyth Library who came up with the idea said: “We were really disappointed when we realised that we wouldn’t be able to host our Macmillan Coffee morning this year, as it’s always such a lovely event which people from the community enjoy coming along to. 
“So, we got our heads together and came up with the idea of this recipe book which would allow people to continue to support the charity from their home, whilst getting a few nice, new recipe ideas at the same time. 
“It is available for anyone who has an online library account and we are asking people to make a small donation to Macmillan Cancer Support when they download it.” 
If you don’t have an online library membership you can sign up today and take advantage of the digital library and other services. Go to  
To find out more about this year’s Macmillan Coffee mornings go to   
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