Sunday, January 24, 2021

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY!

 National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th recognizes an American staple in our pantries. Whether creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly, peanut butter gets the recognition it deserves each year on this day! 

Some ways to celebrate this delicious holiday:

First, make a peanut butter snack! This one is super delicious:


Peanut Butter Banana Bread:

Ingredients:

Cooking Spray

1 3/4 cups of four

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon of fine salt

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup of of packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 very ripe mashed bananas 

Glaze Topping:

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar

3 tablespoons of honey roasted peanuts 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.

Beat together peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium- high speed in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla, then fold in the mashed bananas. Add the flour, mixture, and beat on medium low and just combined.

Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake until bread is golden brown and has split at the top and a toothpick in center comes out clean, 1 hr  20 minutes.

For glaze, when bread is cooled, combine peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar in medium microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments stirring after each, until smooth. Let glaze sit until it has stiffened a bit but still spreadable. Spread over top of bread and sprinkle peanuts on top. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen at www.foodnetwork.com 

Next, read books about peanut butter! Here are some of our favorite reads:




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ENJOY!



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Let's Get Excited For Goundhog's Day!

 Hello friends,

Groundhog Day is around the corner, and we are just so curious to know if we are having six more weeks of Winter. Who knows the answer to this? Only Phil, the Groundhog. I guess we are going to have to wait until February 2nd, to find out. In the meantime, you can check out some of our favorite Groundhog Day reads. Enjoy!


Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace
Groundhog's Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki
Groundhog's Day Off by Robb Pearlman
Groundhog's Dilemma by Kristen Remenar

Groundhog Day by Michelle Aki Becker

Groundhog Day by Lisa M. Herrington
Groundhog Gets A Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow




Happy Reading, friends!


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and leader of the civil right's movement. Through his courage and bravery, he was one of the first people to advance civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. This year, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th to commemorate his life and legacy. 

Check out some of these books to learn more about MLK Jr.:




You can also search our many databases at https://www.syossetlibrary.org/kids/research/databases to learn more. 




Thursday, December 31, 2020

Our Holiday Hours

 

Happy New Year, friends!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Grab Your Take And Make Crafts!

This week's craft are New Year wands! 



Have you picked up your craft yet?