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Making Memories That Last: Low Cost Gift Giving with the Library

Posted about 1 month ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Digitization, Make U, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with 8mm film, analog to digital conversion, cricut, film, personalized gifts, photo collages, recording studio, Super 8, techy tools and VHS to DVD

Looking for a heartfelt gift sure to bring smiles and perhaps even a few tears? Hoping to spend very little on an extra thoughtful gift? Look no further than your Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Using our free book scan stations, available at all locations, convert your photo prints to digital copies, perfect for digital collages or slideshows. 

Furthermore, our King Road, Oregon and West Toledo locations can help you convert your VHS home movies to DVD at no cost. Just make a reservation and provide your own blank DVD-RW or purchase one at these branches. Select varieties of camcorder mini-cassettes can be converted as well.

image of film negatives

With a free studio reservation at King Road or Oregon, use our Wolverine to convert film negatives and slides to digital files. Bring your negatives or slides and a memory device, such as a flash drive or SD card and you will be on your way. Additionally, the Wolverine at both King Road and Oregon can scan digital still images from your 8mm or Super8 film. To convert your 8mm or Super8 to a digital video, visit Oregon and bring an SD card to save your film. With a few extra steps, you can burn the video to DVD.

Feeling a little artsy? Use audio equipment at King Road or West Toledo’s Studio to record a special song. And at King Road, the wood engraver can be used to create a small customized object.

Finally, you can use the Cricut cutting machine with vinyl, cardstock, felt and more to create personalized cards, banners, t-shirts, mugs, and more. Reserve your time with the Cricut at our King Road and Oregon branch locations.

If this technology sounds a bit overwhelming, be assured that friendly and helpful staff will be on hand to guide you through the process.

Reach out to any of these locations with your questions:

KING ROAD
3900 King Road
Toledo, Ohio 43617
419.259.5380
OREGON
3340 Dustin Road
Oregon, Ohio 43616
419.259.5250
WEST TOLEDO
1320 Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43612
419.259.5290

For more information about our techy tools and MakeU initiative, go to: 

Toledolibrary.org/MakeU

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