CENTENNIAL - When Nick Taylor took the job as a librarian, he knew that books would be a big part of his work. But, now, he's excited to show that his library is re-writing the book on what patrons can borrow.
"We thought this would be a nice way to stay up with the curve and just offer a different way for people to use libraries," Taylor said.
The Smoky Hill Branch of the Arapahoe Library System now lets people borrow a recording studio in the same way you would borrow a book.
"We have a green screen, a couple of computers, just lots of equipment that allow people to create," Taylor said.
The library in Centennial turned an old office into a soundproof studio for people to play musical instruments to be recorded and altered with easy-to-use software, according to Taylor.
"We want people to come in and make music and be loud," Taylor said. "If someone comes in with a tuba and tries to play that in here, we may stop that."
The other side of studio is for video production with an HD camera and editing system available for patrons. They can use a "green screen" to superimpose different backgrounds.
"If you're going to school for that kind of thing, of course, it'll be valuable," Alexa Djurdjevic said.
She is a part-time musician and she likes the idea of being able to record her own songs in a studio environment, for free.
"This is awesome. I'm impressed. This is so cool," Djurdjevic said.
Taylor says it's changing his job and the people perceive being a librarian.
"People think I'm much cooler than I used to be," Taylor said.
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