Last year the Tama Library received grants from the Tama County Community Foundation and the Tama Library Foundation to purchase a document camera and projector to be used during programs and meetings at the library.
The library purchased an "Elmo" (not the red fuzzy kind.) This type of projector and document camera is used at the STC Elementary school and came highly recommended by some of the teachers there.
The public is welcome to use this equipment during meetings at the library. It is not available for check-out.
The projector connects to your laptop to show your PowerPoint presentation onto the screen in the meeting room. The document camera allows you to show items on the screen and will zoom in, instead of passing delicate items around the room. We were just recently able to purchase a presentation cart so the Elmo has a permanent home.
The cart was purchased with Enrich Iowa funds that we received from the State Library.
We have plans to use the Elmo this summer during our children's summer reading program-Dream Big: READ!
Sign up for Summer Reading now through June 1.