Ages 12 and under: Have your recipe featured in our Tacoma Reads Cookbook!

Tacoma Reads 2022 will focus on the themes of hope, resilience, and community. Inspired by the featured children's title, Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora, TPL will be publishing a Community Cookbook, featuring the favorite recipes of kids in our community!

Who Can Submit A Recipe? Any child age 12 and under is encouraged to submit their favorite recipe.

Can a teen or adult help the child? Yes!

When is the last day to submit recipes? Please submit your recipes in person to any TPL branch by Nov. 5, 2022..

Where can I get a submission form? You can download a form on our website, opens a new window, or pick one up at any TPL branch.

Who can I contact if I have questions? If you have questions, you can visit a branch or send an email to

How many recipes will be chosen? 25-50 recipes will be selected. Shorter recipes mean more can be included!

How can I get a copy of the cookbook? Free print copies will be given to those whose recipes are selected. A downloadable version will also be made available at a later date.

When will the finished cookbook be available? The exact availability date is subject to change based on publisher distribution times, but is estimated to be in late November 2022.