Submit Your Favorite Recipes for the Mandel Public Library’s Community Cookbook


The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach invites locals to submit their favorite recipes as part of a tasty new initiative, a community cookbook! Participants are asked to share ingredients, instructions and even a favorite memory associated with their recipe submission. The community cookbook aims to develop and enhance community connections through food! Recipes will be accepted through Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

The cookbook will be published in October. A digital copy will be available on the library’s blog, and physical copies will be circulated on the first floor cookbook section.

“Cooking and enjoying a meal together has always been a special way to connect people, from families to even new friends,” shared Lisa Hathaway, director of the Mandel Public Library. “Cookbooks are always popular and a fun way to explore in the kitchen so our goal is to gather a beloved book filled with recipes from our local residents that also shares their personal stories. It’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to foster community connection and comfort.”

Submit your recipe today! Email or fill out a recipe card at the library.

About the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Founded in 1895, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has evolved from a modest Reading Room along the waterfront to an innovative and cutting edge facility located in the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach.  The Mandel Public Library provides a wide range of programming for kids, teens, and adults focused on creating inspired lives by connecting people with information and ideas.  For more information, visit or call 561-868-7700.

Many library programs are supported by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, which raises funds for the Mandel Public Library to provide free quality programs, services, and resources that enrich and strengthen its diverse community.  For more information, visit or call 561-868-7793.