Happy National Donut Day

Donuts behind bakery glass


As the weather in the Upper Valley gets warmer, it’s easy to remember to start stocking your freezer full of icy desserts and to want to drop by one of the many seasonal ice cream shops (Dairy Twirl, and Hatchland Farms to name a few of our favorites). Donut day, which traditionally falls on the first Friday in June, has a way of sneaking up on us despite an increase in reaching for cold coffee and tea.

According to an article written by Emily Smith from CNN, donut day has been around since 1938 and was started by the Salvation Army in Chicago to celebrate the “donut lassies” (not the food, which is celebrated in November). “Donut Lassies” were a group of women who served treats to boost morale and provided assistance to soldiers on the front lines during World War I.

Looking to celebrate the end of the week with a Donut? Delish put together a list of some places that you can stop in to get a free donut. Maybe you’re looking for something new to bake? Check out this Donut Bread Pudding that our Information Access Assistant Sam found.

On a more personal note, we wish we could share a box of donuts with you and have all been practicing our baking for when we return. Until we can all be in the library together again, please feel free to email, chat, or make an appointment with us. Even though we aren’t in the same room as each other, we’re still here for you.

This post was written by Paige Scudder, Research and Education Librarian for the Biomedical Libraries.

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