StoryLab @ NVDPL

A digital creativity and learning space at North Vancouver District Public Library. 

Come tell your story, any way you want.  

North Vancouver District Public Library is thrilled to announce that the developing digital storytelling centre at Lynn Valley Library is underway. The StoryLab @ NVDPL is a public space outfitted with digital creativity tools, staffed with professionals from the library, and launched in collaboration with experts in our community. This former workspace is being retrofitted for public use with studios for media creation including podcasting, sound recording, digital imaging, video production and more. Adjacent to these under-construction spaces you will find our learning lab at Lynn Valley Branch, Level 2.  It is a flexible teaching and learning space with supporting tools for guests in library programs and hosted programs.

How will you tell your story? In a podcast, music, digital images, through illustration? The possibilities are endless! We are readying ourselves to host all patrons and neighbours in this new facility in 2020. Until then, feel free to reach out to us with any feedback, ideas, or questions!  

Email us at storylab@nvdpl.ca.

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Using the StoryLab

When the StoryLab opens in 2020 it will include the following technologies for individual drop-in use and will also be available for booking by individuals, groups or organizations.

Video Recording Studio space

  • DSLR Camera for recording
  • Smaller video recording tools (eg. iOS devices)
  • Lighting and stands
  • A variety of floor and table top tripods
  • Microphones and stands
  • Jam Space furniture

Recording Booth

  • Microphones and stands
  • Mixer and controllers
  • Desktop computer
  • Zoom H5 Digital recorder
  • Headphones
  • Recording booth furniture

Post-Production Stations

  • 3 Mac computers
  • 1 Windows PC
  • Flatbed scanner for digitizing images and documents
  • MultiFunction Scanner/Printer with book binding capabilities
  • Group work space

Learning Lab 

  • Set of 15 iPads
  • Set of 12 Windows Laptop in charging cart
  • Digital Display (optional)
  • Fixed projection and audio

Software

  • Abelton Live 10
  • Audacity
  • Voicethread
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Audio DAW
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Garage BAND
  • GIMP
  • Open Broadcaster
  • VSDC Video Editor

Do you have an idea for a program?

Are you an individual or a local organization interested in partnering with us on a program in the StoryLab? We're in the process of scheduling new programs at StoryLab in collaboration with community partners and we'd love to hear from you! Suggest a program on our program proposal page.