As we walked up to the library in Burlington, Colorado, this morning, we saw this mysterious sign: 12 Cities 1 YearNo cake pans in the book drop … OK. At first we thought it was one of those ridiculous warnings now common on products: “Don’t submerge this electrical device in water!” “Don’t stab yourself with this knife!”

We went inside, printed what we needed, and went to look for the bathrooms. And then we found this unusual little alcove. 12 cities 1 yearWhile I was there, a mother came in with her two children, a boy and a younger girl, and they picked out pans.

I love discovering little secrets like these.

I hope the next year is full of them. Burlington was our first stop in our 12 Cities, 1 Year project (though the first official stop is actually Missoula).

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  1. Cammy Cadwell June 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I find it funny, in addition to the cake pan drops, that they have a grammatical error on their posting. “Do no put” versus “Do not put”… rather sad coming from a library. Ha ha

    On a lighter note, at least I know if I need a cake pan in the future and I am near Burlington, I have many options!

  2. Claire Walter June 25, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Did you ride the carousel too? Or just puzzle at the book drop & see the pots and pans (to take or to check out and return?).

  3. saint facetious June 26, 2011 at 7:25 am - Reply

    That is kind of awesome. Now you know where to go to get the right shapes for decorative cakes!

  4. Beth Partin June 26, 2011 at 7:29 am - Reply

    No, Claire, we were there too early for the carousel and didn’t want to wait. I did peek in at it. I think the cake pans are for checkout only.