We have some exciting new technology programming available at the Kinnelon Public Library, including our ever-evolving Makerspace offerings, which are located around different areas of the ground floor.
The 3M Cloud Library is our new eBook vendor. 3M works on desktop computers, iOS devices, Android devices, Nook HD, Nook Color, and Kindle Fire devices; unfortunately, older Kindle models (such as e-ink models) are not supported, because the 3M Cloud Library works as an app-based program. Come in to the library to pick up instructions on how to get started if you need help!
Zinio is our vendor for eMagazines. Zinio can work through your desktop computer, iOS devices, and Android devices. You can access Zinio through this website, or you can feel free to come into the library and get a set of instructions.
InstantFlix is the newest addition to our digital services! InstantFlix is an online streaming services that offers access to independent shorts, feature films, documentaries, and web-series. It is available only to Kinnelon Public Library cardholders in good standing. You can set up your IndieFlix account and access your movies here: https://www.rbdigital.com/
Never forget your library card number again! CardStar is an app that works with iOS phones and Android phones, and stores the information about your library card barcode. You might forget to bring your library card to the library – we have all done it before – but it’s much less likely that you will misplace your phone or forget to bring it along with you out of the house. Come by the library to pick up an instructional sheet on how to set up the app.
The library features several eReaders that are available exclusively to Kinnelon patrons. We have e-Ink Nooks, e-ink Kindles, and several Kindle Fires available for patrons.
We have a Chromebook available in the library if you would like to take your work mobile in the library. At this time, this technology may not be removed from the first-floor library.
**NEW!** Portable LED Projector
We have purchased a portable LED projector about the size of a (one-inch tall) wallet. This item is available to be borrowed by Kinnelon Library cardholders! Inquire at the front circulation desk.
We have a LulzBot TAZ 5 3D Printer installed at the Information Desk! Come on by and see it in action, or come to us with a print model in hand to get your work printed. The cost of printing is currently $0.05 per gram of filament used to create models, and $0.50 per hour that a given model takes on the printing bed. The total cost is rounded up to the nearest nickel. Most models, even big ones, are very inexpensive – the average cost to patrons who have had custom prints done here is about $3.50.
The Kinnelon Public Library has two button-making machines on permanent display on one of the four desks in the center of the downstairs library. Come and make yourself a button — the first one is free! Subsequent buttons are $0.25 each.
In the Teen section of the Library we have a collection of LittleBits, which are DIY circuit components that can be put together in any number of combinations. Explore and be creative!
Print & Paint Programs
Keep an eye out for our print & paint programs! The Makerspace will provide pre-printed 3D objects for patrons to paint and decorate and then take home. These programs are usually themed (Pokémon, Harry Potter, holiday, etc.), but we do also take requests.
We have some new purchases for the Makerspace coming down the pipeline!