The Gaynor Family Library facility recently built in Selkirk, Manitoba is a new multi-purpose hub for the entire community."We brought all our stakeholders into a planning council and dreamed big" commented Ken Kuryliw, Director, Library Services. "We have a traditional library with stacks of books but we now offer so much more to our community. We have meeting space for community groups, the Red River Planning District offices and chamber, and a cafe."
The Red River Planning District Chamber (RRPD)is part of the new complex. A wireless touch screen controls the AV system. The touch screen lowers or raises the two projection screens, controls the two projectors, as well as the various computer inputs and the DVD player. A portable wireless conference microphone system is used during sessions can also be used for RRPD meetings in other venues.
The two Epson projectors (pictured below) were selected for their high lumen output as the east wall of the room is wall to ceiling windows. The projection screen behind the RRPDl table is for the public taking in the proceedings and the screen at the back of the room (see below) is for the RRPD.
The RRPD Chamber also doubles as a movie theatre. The public seating is turned to face the back screen and the clerk's desk is removed so that additional seating can be set on the raised platform.
The Robert Jefferson Heritage Room is a multi-pupose meeting room located in the library. Groups like the Friday's Circle of Friends Program, Book Club #2, Writing/Fantasy Writing Workshops and Project Linus (blanket knitting can be seen in the photo below) conduct their events in the room. The AV includes a BrightLink interactive projector, a whiteboard that doubles as the projection surface and an audio system to play DVD and computer audio.
The Gaynor Family Library childrens story telling room features an interactive BrightLink projector station. The ultra-short throw projectors uses the wall as a screen and allows the kids to get creative. Click here to see a 360* view of the children's section of the library.
The projector and document camera made such a huge impression on one visitor (she loved to be allowed to write on the wall!) that the student drew a picture of the AV system.
The Gaynor Family Library complex also houses the Red River Planning District offices. Their meeting room also includes an interactive projector, whiteboard and audio system.
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