Dover library touts new technology

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DOVER — A whole new world of technology is available to Dover Free Library patrons, community members and guest presenters.

Digital media can be streamed, high-definition video can be shared, and Blu-ray and 3-D entertainment can be enjoyed in "the comfortable confines of the Vermont Community room," said Tamara Hamm, children's librarian.

"Adding this type of technology to the library is just one more example of this small library moving forward to provide up-to-date technology to area residents," she said.

A bequest from former library patron Marie Waugh made it possible. The new equipment can be used by calling the library or submitting an application online at doverfreelibrary1913.org.

The Brattleboro-based Garafalo's TV and Appliance worked with the library "to provide the new digital package, which includes theater-style surround sound, a multi-media projector and a streaming device," said Hamm.

"It's our hope that these media facilities will augment the library's mission to bring patrons together with a variety of guests for learning and the exchange of ideas," said Jason Staloff, library trustee.

Dover Free Library is in talks with the Office of the State Librarian about the possibility of making the library a public-access video-teleconferencing location for the southern part of the state.

Call Chris Mays at 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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