Calcasieu libraries to loan cake pans - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu libraries to loan cake pans

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

You know, libraries are not just for books anymore. They also have audio and video materials and computers with the Internet. And now, Calcasieu Parish libraries have cake pans that patrons can borrow just as they would a book. 

Library director Gabriel Morley said people who went to community meetings are all for it.

"This was one of the more popular ideas. They didn't want to go out and buy a 'My Pretty Pony' cake pan and use it one time and then never have another use for it. I mean they're $15 to $25 a piece, and once your kid has the birthday party, you really have no use for the cake pan," said Morley.

You can see on the web, Calcasieu is not the first system with such a program. They've budgeted $1,500 dollars to buy about 150 cake pans to share between branches.

"We're doing some different things. We're doing some non-traditional programming to get people into the library. Literacy is an important issue, and this is a way for us to reach out into the community and grab some of those people," said Morley.

Right now at Central, they only have two cake pans -- a choo-choo train and a tractor. But, within a month, they'll have 30 or more for people to choose from.

"They can come in, check one out, keep it for a couple of weeks, wash it, bring it back, and then they don't have to worry about having storage problems for the cake pans or having wasted money on a cake pan," said Public Information Officer Christy Duhon.

Duhon said they are still cataloging the pans. 

"What you see on the Internet right now is only a taste of what we have. There will be more to come in the future," said Morley.

And if you think cake pans are outside of the box, there's likely more to come.

"We've been kicking around the idea of checking out fishing poles at the Moss Bluff Branch so people could come, check out fishing poles, come to the state park and do some fishing," said Morley.

But first, cake pans. There are a few cake pans ready to check out now, but the program won't fully roll out for several weeks. 

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Jambalaya cook-off to benefit local boy who beat cancer

    Jambalaya cook-off to benefit local boy who beat cancer

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:09:48 GMT
    10 year-old Quinten Savoie has been battling stage 4 cancer for a year now-- and his father is happy to say he is now in remission.  His family isn't out of the woods just yet... "Just doing what we love to do," said Jeremy Crater. "Got music going, cooking, having a couple of drinks and here to support this little man." Jeremy Crater and came all the way from Lafayette early this morning to participate in the cook off. Just one of the teams stirring up som...More >>
    10 year-old Quinten Savoie has been battling stage 4 cancer for a year now-- and his father is happy to say he is now in remission.  His family isn't out of the woods just yet... "Just doing what we love to do," said Jeremy Crater. "Got music going, cooking, having a couple of drinks and here to support this little man." Jeremy Crater and came all the way from Lafayette early this morning to participate in the cook off. Just one of the teams stirring up som...More >>
  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open near Enterprise

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open near Enterprise

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:49:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked near Enterprise Boulevard due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD. Traffic is backed up nearly a mile past the accident.

    More >>

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked near Enterprise Boulevard due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD. Traffic is backed up nearly a mile past the accident.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon showers possible early this week with a cold front arriving late this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon showers possible early this week with a cold front arriving late this week

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:26:15 GMT
    Rain chances increase MondayRain chances increase Monday

    By tonight, rain chances will be low. We will start with partly cloudy skies, becoming mostly clear late. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s. A few places north of I-10 will be in the 60s. It will still feel muggy overnight, thanks to the humidity. There could be some areas of patchy fog in the early morning hours on Monday. As we go through next week, the big story remains warm temperatures. 

    More >>

    By tonight, rain chances will be low. We will start with partly cloudy skies, becoming mostly clear late. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s. A few places north of I-10 will be in the 60s. It will still feel muggy overnight, thanks to the humidity. There could be some areas of patchy fog in the early morning hours on Monday. As we go through next week, the big story remains warm temperatures. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly