The Library gets a donation – Olds Connected Communities Adds Tech to the Library February 2016

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February 1, 2016

The Library gets a donation

Olds Connected Communities Adds Tech to the Library

Olds, AB, February 1, 2016– The Olds Municipal Library is happy to accept a donation of technology from the Olds Connected Communities Committee of the Olds Institute. The donation augments the already robust compliment of technology in the Glenn McCracken Makerspace. The new additions include a 3D doodler, a VHS to DVD converter, two iPad minis for loan, a Samsung tablet for loan, and an iPad for the children’s area. Also, the committee sponsored a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for use at the library.

“We are happy to work the Olds Connected Communities Committee to help people satisfy their curiosity for technology. The new technology will go a long way in helping our community realize their creativity, and have new experiences with cutting edge tech.” Lesley Winfield, Library Manager

The Olds Connected Community Committee is committed to raising the “culture of use of technology” in our community both for our general citizens and for business. Over the past several years they have supported the Technology Tradeshows, Champions of Technology, Video contests, and other technology courses in our community. The committee recognizes that the library is a central location where people can experience and try these new tools. The most recent additions are on top of the 3D printer, iPad Kiosk, Drawing Tablet, iMac, Xbox, and android tablets that the library installed in late 2014, also partially funded by the Olds Connected Communities Committee and the Glenn McCracken endowment.

“The OCC committee is honored to be able to assist our progressive, local library in achieving such forward-minded goals and programs. The Olds Library’s direction aligns with our committee’s goal of promoting a culture of technology use. We are proud to stand behind such a positive, synergistic bond.” Adam Gaboury, OCC Chair

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lesley Winfield at 403-556-6460 or email at oml@prl.ab.ca.