With funding from a Cultural Strategic Investment Fund grant from the Government of Ontario, Perth & District Union Public Library set up a digital media lab for youth in summer 2013. The computers and other equipment are designed to support creative pursuits by youth as individuals and groups, with guidance from library staff and volunteers.
The media lab includes both a physical setup in two rooms next to the teen section with computers and a TV, as well as cameras, iPads, lighting equipment, and other devices. Use of the computers and equipment in the lab is restricted to youth age 12-18.
Youth who have completed a media lab program or training course may:
Book the media lab for use during library opening hours
Borrow portable media equipment, such as microphones, cameras, and iPads