Cooking With Kids @ Seneca Free Library (July 10, 2024 Update)

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Librarian Deb Haverkamp returns from her holiday travels and so does Cooking with Kids! Our next Cooking with Kids session is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 1:30 PM (Note the summer schedule time!) What does Miss Deb have planned? Only one way to find out!

Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your aspiring chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Spaces fill up fast, so call soon to make your reservation!

REPORT:
Cooking with kids took a turn for the rustic as Librarian Deb Haverkamp brought the crew outside for a session of camp cooking! Deb brought in a portable fire pit and set up in the rock parking lot behind the building. She pre-fired a batch of coals to be ready for the kids to arrive. The kids diced onions and peppers while the hamburger browned in the Dutch Oven on the coals. Once the meat was cooked, they added their vegetables and tomato sauce, and finally stirred in some cubed Velveeta. The final result of the Hamburger Corn Casserole looked amazing and it was a great experience for the kids to try a new cooking technique!


ANNOUNCEMENT:
Don’t let the griddle cool too much! We’ve got our next Cooking with Kids session already planned for Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 1:30 PM (Note the different time!) Librarian Deb Haverkamp has some fantastic plans for an exciting cooking adventure that your little chef’s won’t want to miss!

Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your aspiring chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Spaces fill up fast, so call soon to make your reservation!

REPORT:
Thursday, June 13, 2024 the Cooking with Kids crew got one of their biggest wishes fulfilled. They made their own pizzas, with crust from scratch, homemade sauce, and their choice of freshly browned hamburger, sausage, pepperoni and cheese. The aroma coming from the pizza oven was out of this world amazing. Everyone was super excited with this cooking project and it sounded like they had a lot of fun as well!


ANNOUNCEMENT:
Spruce up those spatulas and wash those pans! Cooking with Kids is BACK with a special summer edition! Librarian Deb Haverkamp is cooking up some fun plans for Thursday, June 13, at 1:30 PM. (<–Note the time change.)

Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Spaces fill up fast, so call soon to make your reservation!

REPORT:
Thursday, May 9 2024 Deb Haverkamp and our cooking with kids crew made fruit pizza!

This is where the gallery would go if our social media guy had remembered to post the pictures he and Deb took from the event. They were some really good pictures. But here’s an example of what the kids made, “borrowed” from the internet instead:

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Tidy up the kitchen and get those dishes ready, we’ve got another round of Cooking with Kids coming up right around the corner! Deb Haverkamp will be hosting the next session on Thursday, May 9, from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM after school. Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Spaces fill up fast, so call soon to make your reservation!

***As a special notice, this session will be the only Cooking with Kids event in May due to scheduling conflicts and our increased focus on Summer Reading enrollment starting the 20th.***

REPORT:
Thursday, April 25, 2024 the Cooking with Kids crew made Corn and Black Bean Salsa, fresh Guacamole, and Blackened Fish Tacos. Librarian Deb Haverkamp admitted the kids were a little tentative about the tacos at first, but once they tried them, the majority agreed they were a hit. Going in for pictures early on, the salsa smelled and looked amazing. And you know the kids loved what they made when the circulation desk workers don’t even see any leftovers!

Stay tuned for future Cooking with Kids Sessions with Deb coming up in May. She’s already got the wheels turning on what she wants to do next with the crew!

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Time is flying by and we’re heating up the griddle for another round of Cooking with Kids with Librarian Deb Haverkamp! The next session is set for Thursday, April 25, from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM after school. Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Spaces fill up fast, so call soon to make your reservation!

REPORT:
Thursday, April 4th Cooking with Kids featured spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sauce! It looked and smelled amazing. These kids have skills and keep learning new things each time! Special thanks to Librarian Deb Haverkamp for running this program and making it as fun and successful as it is!

As a reminder, we only have a total of 6 spaces for each Cooking with Kids session due to space, safety, and supervision reasons. Slots are filled on a first come, first serve order, as much as we hate having to turn anybody away for a session. Make sure your little chef is signed up well before the class starts. This isn’t a class we can slip in a last-minute addition as much as we might want to.

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Our first Cooking with Kids session in April is coming up quick! On Thursday, April 4, Deb Haverkamp will be hosting another round of culinary adventures and learning opportunities! Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program that runs after school from 3:15 – 5:00 PM. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Call soon, spaces fill up fast!

REPORT:
Cooking with Kids had another full turnout on Thursday, March 21, as Librarian Deb Haverkamp taught the class how to make biscuits and gravy from scratch! The kids had a great time working together and Deb reported that the biscuits and gravy were a big hit with everybody. Great job to our chefs in the making and Deb Haverkamp in cooking up a classic this session!


ANNOUNCEMENT:
Cooking with Kids returns Thursday, March 21, with Librarian Deb Haverkamp hosting the session. Kids ages 8-11 are eligible to participate in this fun and educational program that runs after school from 3:15 – 5:00 PM. Attendance is limited to a class size of 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver if your student is a new participant this season. Call soon, space fills up fast!

REPORT:
Thursday, February 22, Cooking with Kids met for another learning experience in food and fun, this time baking coffee cake and trying out an assortment of smoothie recipes. The entry smelled like fresh baked cinnamon, drawing comments of delight from patrons and librarians alike.

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Cooking with Kids is back for another culinary adventure on February 22! This program is for kids 8-11 years old and runs from 3:15-5:00 PM. Class size is limited to 6 students for safety reasons. Call us at 785-336-2377 to reserve your little chef’s spot (prior participants still need to register for each class). Drop in after registration to sign the required waiver. Call soon, space fills up fast!

REPORT:
Thursday February 8 Cooking with Kids was busy making Ham Loaf, Meat Balls and 7 Layer Salad! Don’t come on these days, if you are hungry, it’s hard to resist the aroma.

This week they made M&M pan cookies and Chocolate drop cookies. We forgot to take a picture of the results! Guess they will have to start over. It’s hard being a librarian. 1.25.24

First call the library to enroll your child. Then put it on your calendar so you don’t forget. But we know your child will NOT forget. If they have been Cooking with Deb before, they look forward to coming again. Class size is LIMITED.

Our next class is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 after school – as long as the weather cooperates. This is a really fun event for the kids and Deb. Class size is limited to 6 for safety reasons. Your child is not registered until you call us (785-336-2377) and have signed a waiver. Call soon, space fills up fast!

The pictures below are from the January 11th class making Chicken Noodle Soup.

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off cooking classes 2024 on Thursday January 11, starting at 3:00PM! Call 785.336.2377 to get on the list! Most of our parents have signed the waiver, but if you haven’t yet, please stop into the library when you drop your children off for class.

December 28, 2023 was about trying different pie crusts. They made a graham cracker crust with a no bake cheese cake and a flour pie crust for a” cheese, ham and egg thing” aka quiche. Which do you think they enjoyed most?

Be sure to call to get on the list to join Deb Thursday December 14 to make Gingerbread Houses!

This event is for children ages 8~11, space is limited and sign-up required. So, keep an eye on our Facebook page and put us on speed dial, our number is 785-336-2377.

Deb Haverkamp is teaching the class this year. So far they have made Apple Crisp and Quesadillas! The library smells SO good on Cooking night, everyone leaves very hungry. Deb teaches different skills each class and includes the art of clean up