A local library can preserve those special memories and moments acquired throughout life.
Whether it’s old movie reels, slides or film, The Genealogy Memory Lab has a plethora of resources to help keep those memories alive.
Amy Ryker, library director, said the Genealogy Library Memory Lab can offer a special and unique gift to family members as well.
“Find those VHS tapes of 1980s dance recitals or OU football games, find the photos, slides, and film of your old family vacations and Christmases gone by, then bring those to the Memory Lab,” Ryker said. “We can help you transfer those old formats into new formats that you can copy for everyone in the family.”
According to Ryker, community members can bring in a DVD or a flash drive to the library for assistance in preserving memories.
“You can scan photos and old concert tickets or prom invitations to create a digital scrapbook, too,” Ryker said. “We have a turntable where you can record your old music to a CD. We even have a floppy drive so you can read the memoir grandma started in 1990 and never finished.”
Ryker said through several grants and donations, they have the ability to provide these resources to the community.
“The equipment was provided through grants from the McCasland Foundation, IMLS, and ODL, and membership and donations to the Stephens County Genealogy Society, and by the Stephens County Genealogy Library through the City of Duncan,” Ryker said. “This service is free, though you must provide your own DVDs, CDs, or flash drives.”
For more information, contact Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 580-255-8718.
The Genealogy Library Memory Lab is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Genealogy Library is located on the corner of 8th and Ash in Duncan.