Area libraries branch out into digital equipment

When New Lenox resident Ron Romero wanted to create a video for a fundraising event, he went to the library.

He wasn’t looking for a book on making videos, but rather the tools he needed make his project happen.

“It’s easy,” he said at the digital media lab at the New Lenox Public Library. “It’s easy to get to, nice and quiet, and everything is right here.”

The library, 120 Veterans Parkway, offers a number of hardware and software tools, including computers, cameras and printers. Romero, owner of Stage Right Productions, was using an Apple iMac computer outfitted with Adobe Audition and Premier Pro Video Editing software to create a final in mpg or DVD formats, he said.

Jeff Hamilton, also of New Lenox, uses the lab to upload his personal CDs onto his iPod, he said.

The New Lenox library lab…

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