Broward County Libraries to Participate in Big Library Read from February 17 through March 5, 2014
- Download and read the free eBook, Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook

Cover of the Keys to the Kitchen.

The Big Library Read will feature "The Keys to the Kitchen" eBook.

DATE: February 11, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – From February 17 through March 5, 2014, Broward County Libraries once again invites the community to take part in the Big Library Read, in which libraries worldwide offer a simultaneous-use title to their eBook collection to customers, so there are no holds or wait lists for the eBook. The Big Library Read is the worldwide digital version of a local book club and an opportunity to generate more interest in the Library's eBook collection.

This year’s title is Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook by Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp. The free title will be available in eBook for Kindle, OverDrive Read, and EPUB formats and as an audiobook to Broward County Library card holders for simultaneous use. There are no wait lists for the title, and it will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so readers don’t have to worry about returning a book. Access the book easily at

Aida Mollenkamp is a native Californian, food expert, and author on a mission to make every day delicious. She studied at the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris before joining where she worked behind the scenes as Food Editor. Eventually, she moved to television where she hosted her Food Network show, Ask Aida, and later the Cooking Channel show, FoodCrafters.

Keys to the Kitchen — a modern manual filled with over 300 creative recipes — is Mollenkamp's first cookbook. Aida currently hosts In The Pantry, a weekly web series on Yahoo! Shine in which she shares kitchen tips and tricks. She continues to share her food inspiration and adventures on her site, Pairs Well with Food.

To get started, visit Broward County Library’s eCollection. During the Big Library Read,  Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook will be featured prominently and customers can download it for free.

For more information, please contact Catherine McElrath, 954-357-7402,

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use, and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site,, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.

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