The recent fires that devastated the North State have impacted everyone. The Tehama County Library helped many new patrons who unfortunately lost everything because of wild fires. The one common thing the library heard from the community was “I just wish I could get my photos back.”
With that in mind the Tehama County Library created a Retro Technology Lab.
What exactly is a Retro Technology Lab? Do you have VHS tapes, slides and photos that are decaying? The library can help you convert your memories to a digital format.
How it Works
This free program led by library staff member’s participants will learn how to digitize their memorabilia. Including slides, VHS, 8 millimeter tapes and photographs.
- Film Scanner
- 8mm and Super 8 Digital Converter
- VHS Digital Converter
- Photo and Document Scanner
- Cassette Tape Digital Converter
How to Prepare
Prioritize which memories you’d like to preserve. Come prepared with your items and a USB storage device or standard sized SD card with sufficient space to save your digitizations, or an account with an online storage service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). The library will have limited USB storage devices available.
Drop ins are welcome on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4p.m. starting April 1st. This service is offered in the activity room of the Red Bluff Library. You can also book an appointment by filling out this form.
* This project was supported entirely by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian Greg Lucas.