More and more libraries are going way beyond books and movies to help out their patrons.
One library, for example, made news by offering to loan out cake pans. Not that many folks have a recurring need for a bundt pan, but when you need one you do need one.
Now I see where libraries in Maine (most of which might be closed at the moment because of the weather) are lending out all kinds of things: art prints, American girl dolls, volleyball and croquet sets, fishing poles, telescopes, sheet music, binoculars, backpacks, GPS equipment, and the list goes on.
That's pretty inventive, I must say.
So, I'm spending time thinking about what our patrons might like that we could provide but don't. Any ideas?