New Multi-touch Hub brings cutting edge technology to Douglas Shire

Mossman library’s new multi-touch hub brings a wealth of cutting edge technology to library users, to explore digital and virtual worlds, engage in dynamic learning, and have fun!

The project has also enabled staff to learn new software, explore new and emerging technology and share this newfound knowledge with the community. Community members are visiting the library more, engaging in a variety of activities and experiences, such as jig-saw puzzles, STEM and literacy resources.


Image: Courtesy of Douglas Shire Council

The Multi-touch Hub was recently acquired by the library with the support of a State Library Strategic Grant, and has been a hit with the community, especially children and youth from seven to sixteen, who have been able to enjoy the experience with their parents.

The Hub is collaborative and easy to use, and can be adapted for a wide range of interests and uses; the library recently added the ‘History of Douglas Shire Multi-Media’ to the Hub to offer visitors new ways to engage with the region’s history. The Multi-touch Hub is now part of normal library operations and is utilised daily by the Douglas Community and visitors to the district.

Lady wearing virtual reality googles

Image: Courtesy of Douglas Shire Council

Groups who are regularly engaged with the technology include local high school students with special needs, and seniors are also being encouraged to try it out.

The Virtual Reality googles have been especially popular and provide people of all ages with a fantastic learning experience.

Visit the Douglas Shire Council Library service website here