March 20, 2018

Elizabeth Fitzgerald | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Innovators

“One of my favorite questions is, ‘Why is there a kitchen in the library?’ ” says Elizabeth Fitzgerald. “There is such an opportunity [here] for advancing literacy.” As culinary literacy specialist at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s (FLP) Culinary Literacy Center, a commercial-grade kitchen classroom that seats 36, Fitzgerald teaches “reading (recipes), math (measuring), and even chemistry through cooking,” says nominator Donald Root, FLP chief of Central Library public services.