Thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library, we have been able to replace some of the outdated technology in the library.
If you have used any of our public computers in the last several years, you know that the square, analog monitors were not keeping pace with the way modern video and web content is displayed. Some patrons also complained that the refresh rate was causing visible flickering on the screen. We were able to replace all of the monitors at the public computers with digital, widescreen LED monitors. In addition to improved display, these models are much more energy efficient than their predecessors. This should save the library money in the long run.
Tech Cart in Meeting Rooms A and B
If you have recently attended a program in meeting rooms A and/or B that required A/V equipment, you may have noticed that the tech cart boasted an ancient LCD projector (for which they no longer make replacement bulbs) and a DVD/VCR combo. The Friends helped us to purchase a new, more energy efficient DLP projector which projects a very clear image that can be seen on the wall at any lighting level. We took this opportunity to replace the DVD/VCR with a Blu-ray player, which still supports DVDs. Because the projector supports HDMI inputs, watching a Blu-ray using the projector is a much higher quality visual experience than watching a VHS tape with the old projector. This should make the next movie festival much more enjoyable!
We hope you enjoy these improvements to the library. What would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments.