Last year, self-proclaimed cookbook collector Renee Cook released one of her own.

For two years, she and co-author Tiffany Harelik gathered, prepared and selected recipes to feature in "The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook."

The book includes favorite dishes from more than 20 local trucks. It contains something for everyone -- from barbecue and sandwiches to burgers and salads -- plus stories from some of the area's food-truck operators.

Cook will stop by Northwest Library's first Family Food Truck Festival at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, to talk about her book and answer questions.

Street Thyme and Timmy's Meltdown will roll into the library at 2280 Hard Road with delicious dinner options for the whole family. Those who attend should save room for dessert because Kooky's Cookies will be there, too.

Street Thyme serves gourmet burgers -- the Apple Bacon Brie (find the recipe in "The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook"), Veggie Slamwich and others -- and fries. Its bread is baked locally, and beef patties are sourced from central Ohio's own Carfagna's Market.

Soups and savory grilled-cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread are what you can expect from Timmy's Meltdown.

Want more with your cheese? Add bacon, ham, pepperoni or a fried egg. Timmy's owners Tim Cullenen and John Whittington contributed their Blue Buffalo Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe to "The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook."

Anyone with a sweet tooth will want to sample a little something from Kooky's, which offers fresh-baked cookies, ice cream and a combination of both called the Kookywich.

In addition to the food trucks and cookbook discussion, the Family Food Truck Festival includes a foodie storytime for children.

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.