Ready? Set? Create!
The Muncie Public Library has fully embraced digital technology in some new and exciting ways. All you need is your library card to take advantage of these unique and creative services. Here are a few of the neat and exciting things you can borrow or create at the library, simply by having and using your MPL library card:
Borrow an Internet Hot Spot for Free with your Library Card to Use at Home
Do you have a MPL library card? Then you can check out a FREE Hot Spot wireless internet hub that can provide internet for up to five devices. The Hot Spots come with easy instructions and can be checked out for two weeks at a time. Check with the library to see the service area map before check out to make sure your home is within the range for free internet.
Become an Audio Recording Artist
Did you know that Muncie Public Library’s Connection Corner has a full service recording studio? Stop by to see the amazing sound technology and software that you can use for FREE to create, edit, and polish your audio project with the help of MPL’s Digital Mentor.
3D Printers are the Future and You Can Actually Use Them at the Library
Have you heard about 3D printers, but can’t wrap your brain around what they are and what they do? Find out by visiting Maring-Hunt Library or Connection Corner to see this technology in action. Pick out a design from thingiverse.com or create your own object and watch it print out in 3D! The production cost is based on the weight of the item, and most items are usually less than $1.
Discover Tablets at Muncie Public Library and Take one Home to Use
Get your hands on the latest tablet technology at MPL! Tablets are computers that are smaller than a laptop but bigger than a smart phone. They are the perfect size for surfing the web, checking email, and playing games on the go. Check one out to discover how these work or sign up for a class or a one-on-one tech tutoring session to learn how to navigate a tablet.
Make or Edit a Video at Muncie Public Library
Visit Maring-Hunt and Connection Corner to use cutting-edge video technology. Shoot short films. Create special-effects scenes in front of an 8-foot green screen. Use lighting, film, and camera-stabilization equipment and software to get the perfect shot. Learn how to create a stop-motion video. And then polish and edit your video with the same video software used by professionals! Don’t know much about video production? No problem. The library’s digital mentors can help you every step of the way!
For more information on any of these free services, contact the Muncie Public Library