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Library of Things

Library collections have grown to include a variety of items for promoting recreation, fitness and digital literacy.

Our "Library of Things" is always growing and includes snowshoes, puzzles, iPads, Chromebooks, and other tech gear. Through a partnership with The Blue Mountains Creator Space, trained library patrons may borrow digital arts equipment.

Technology Loans will commence when L.E. Shore Library reopens to the public on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Complete the Technology Loan Agreement.

Visiting the cottage? Looking for a rainy day activity? Browse our selection of puzzles at L.E. Shore Library. Loans are 3 weeks. See Puzzles in our catalogue.

All iPads may be borrowed for 1-week loan by library patrons 18-years-old and up, who have signed the Technology Loan Agreement.

iPad Air for Children

iPad Air tablets loaded with apps for children. While these are great for kids, they have Safari, Mail, Camera, Facetime and all the basic apps. Place a hold in the catalogue.

iPad 10.2-inch with Apple Pencil

iPad tablet with Apple Pencil and Adobe design apps and Procreate. Place a hold on the iPad with Apple Pencil.

iPad Pro 12.9" 512GB model with Apple Pencil

iPad tablet with Apple Pencil and design apps, including Abode apps and Procreate. Available through the Blue Mountains Creator Space to library patrons. Place a hold on the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.

Some training resources

Create a Comic Strip using Procreate from Creator Space

iOS 13 and iPadOS: iPhone and iPad Essential Training from Lynda.com Lynda.com is free with your BMPL library card

iPad by Apple Support: a series of short videos produced by Apple

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are laptops based on Chrome OS operating system. They require internet access. They are perfect for surfing the internet. While you can "Browse as a Guest", you'll need to have a gmail account to install any Chrome extensions like Google Docs or Google Classroom. They have a webcam and microphone, so you use them for videoconferencing, but you'll need a Goohgle account to install an extension like Zoom. Chromebooks are available for 1-week loan to patrons who are 18-years-old and up. Place a hold on a Chromebook.

Watch Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Your Chromebook

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit

A Canon EOS Rebel SL1 digital camera is available for 1-week loan to patrons aged 18 and up. The kit includes the SL1 camera, 3 lenses (55-250mm, 18-55mm, 40mm), battery, charger, 2 instruction manuals, 32GB SD card, and a carrying case. Borrowers must sign the Technology Loan Agreement. Place a hold on the Canon EOS SL1.

360 Video Kit with Fusion GoPro Camera

This camera kit (camera, 3 lenses (55-250mm, 18-55mm, 40mm, battery, charger, 2 instruction manuals, 32GB SD card, carrying case) is available through the Blue Mountains Creator Space to library patrons 18+ who have signed the Technology Loan Agreement. Place a hold on the 360 GoPro kit.

Green Screen Kit

A green screen and supporting hardware are available for 1 week loan. Place a hold on the Green Screen Kit.

Digital Projectors

Digital projectors are available for loan at L.E. Shore Library. Please contact us in advance to book a projector.

Portable Projection Screen

A portable projection screen (60" x 60') is available for loan. Please contact us in advance to book the portable screen.

Available for 1 week loan to patrons who are 18+ and have completed the Technology Loan Agreement. Includes: headset, controller, charging cable, and case. Place a hold on an Oculus Go.

When you borrow the Oculus Go, don't forget to watch the built-in tutorial. For more details, watch Oculus Go Complete Walkthrough on YouTube.

The Library is a partner with the TBM Creator Space Digital Lab. Members of the library who are credentialed by the Creator Space, may borrow technical equipment for 1-week loan. Equipment incudes: Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera Package, DSLR Photography Camera Kit, LED Lights, Light Stands, Portable Sound Kit, Boom Mic Kit and Pole, Follow Focus Camera Rig, Video Tripod, Photo Tripod, Reflectors, SoftBoxes, and more. If you are interested in becoming qualified to use this equipment, contact Tracey at tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com.

Technology loans available through the Blue Mountains Creator Space

Visit the Creator Space Digital Arts Lab on YouTube for how-to videos on using TBMCS equipment

The Library has several pairs of snowshoes in children and adult sizes. Loans are 3 days, and a signed waiver is required. View Snowshoes in our catalogue.

 
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