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Calling All Librarians: Staff “Par-tea” Day!

The library’s staff enrichment committee (also known as the Party Planning Committee) invited staff to a “low tea” party in early June. Treats included hot and iced tea, savory and sweet tea sandwiches, and “digestive biscuits” (a.k.a. cookies). Staff members lent silver serving platters and utilized the library’s collection of tea cups. Enjoy the recipes for cucumber sandwiches with a spot of tea!

Cucumber Sandwiches


1 (8oz) block of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 package Italian dressing mix
1 mini loaf of pumpernickel or rye bread
1 English cucumber, sliced
Handful of fresh dill


  1. Place the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Italian dressing mix in a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer on medium until combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each piece of mini rye bread.
  3. Top each piece with a cucumber slice, and then garnish with a sprig of fresh dill.