Create! media lab


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The Create! Media Lab opened in October 2012, (made possible by generous grants from Procter & Gamble and Best Buy), and is located on the 2nd floor of the Library.  It is open to Auburn Public Library and Lewiston Public Library cardholders ages 13 and up.  (Children 10-12 may use the room with adult supervision.) The lab houses three new Apple desktop computers (iMac 27”).  Each computer is designated to assist users in designing digital media – from photography, to filmmaking to making music.  The Lab is equipped with a scanner, an electronic keyboard, and a green screen.  Also available for use in the lab only is a camcorder, a digital camera, two microphones, a keyboard, and a guitar plug in. 

guidelines for use

Create Media Lab Rules of Use

computers and equipment Apple iMac desktops, 
 27” (3) 
Canon CanoScan 9000F - 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi - Flatbed scanner

Canon Canoscan 9000F film/negative/photoscanner
microphoneBlue Yeti microphones (2)

wide format printer

Kodak Zi8 HD pocket video camera                                   
               Nikon Coolpix S3300 digital camera

M-Audio Fast Track USB interface
M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard

Targus Digital TG-5060 TR 50” tripod
Elgato video capture device
(converts analog to digital)

applications and software

iLife ‘11

  • iPhoto ’11 (v. 9.4)
  • iMovie ’11 (9.0.8)
  • GarageBand ‘11


DVD Player


Image Capture (v. 6.1)

Quick Time Player




Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium

  • Premiere Pro CS6
  • After Effects CS6
  • Photoshop CS6 Extended
  • Audition CS6
  • Flash Professional CS6
  • Illustrator CS6
  • Encore CS6
  • SpeedGrade CS6
  • Prelude CS6
  • Bridge CS6
  • Media Encoder CS6

media storage

Flash Drive
Capacity: 8GB
Price: $7.00
Description: A data storage device with 8GB of memory which connects with a USB 2.0 interface; removable and rewritable; compact.

Capacity: 4.7GB 
Price: $2.00
Description: DVD recordable format with a storage capacity of 4.71 GB; 6.4 times the capacity of a CD-R. data cannot be changed.

Capacity: 8.5GB
Price: $3.00
Description: These duel-layer discs employ two recordable dye layers, each capable of storing nearly the 4.7GB capacity of a single-layer disc, almost doubling the total disc capacity to 8.55GB; discs can be read in many DVD devices.

Capacity: 700MB
Price: $1.00
Description: Also known as Compact Disc Recordable, a write once, read many medium, though the whole disc doesn’t have to be entirely written in the same session.

Capacity: 700MB
Price: $2.00
Description: Compact Disc ReWritable (CD-RW) is a rewritable optical disc format.

All storage can be purchased at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Cash only.

upcoming workshops and events

See our calendar for all upcoming workshops.

media festival


On Friday, August 9, we celebrated the conclusion of Year One of our Media Lab by highlighting what’s available in the lab and projects worked on during the year.  Most importantly, we were able to represent some of our teens’ completed work.  We viewed a short film by Alec Latulippe entitled “Lost;” Nicole Pepin shared her graphic drawing entitled “A Chance Encounter;” and Zacharie Hurd showed us his music video entitled “Selling 1996.”  All three entries will be available on our Media Lab webpage in the near future!

Best Buy gift cards were awarded to Alec and Nicole for their entries. 

 We look forward to increased activity in our Media Lab during year two and hope to make this Media Festival an annual event! 


learn more

Where can I learn more about using the computers and software in the Create! Media Lab?