Public input sought for creative space at new DeQuincy library

By Christy Comeaux

New creative spaces are coming to the Central and DeQuincy libraries and Calcasieu Parish Public Library officials are asking for the public’s input on what should be in these spaces.

From sewing machines to movie making tools, the library is wanting patrons to voice their ideas in a short survey that can be found online and at the Central and DeQuincy branches.

The short survey asks simple questions such as “What would you like to use the space for?” and “What kind of things would you like to make?”

“We are excited to be able to offer these creative spaces for the public, and hope patrons will complete the survey so that we can provide them with the items that they want,” said Christy Comeaux, the library’s Public Information Officer. “No idea is too big! We want to hear all your ideas!”

In the past, Central Library housed the Innovation Studio, which offered a wide variety of technology including 3D printing and creative technology.

“We have expanded the Central Library Innovation Room and are in the process of adding one in our new DeQuincy branch,” Comeaux added. “Now that the rooms are there, we need to fill them with items that the patrons would like to use and offer programs that patrons would like to attend.”

The survey will be available through the end of February.

“It’s a blank canvas, so to speak.” Comeaux added. “Now we would like to see what the patrons would like to paint!”

For more information on the Calcasieu Parish Public Library or to access the online version of the survey, visit the library website