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

Posted on December 14, 2017

by Kathryn M

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 in the studios at King Road or West Toledo 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, go to:

Toledolibrary.org/TechTools

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