LED Light Display Coming to Campbell Library

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2018

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Popular Everbright wall feature to delight local children and familes

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – September 28, 2018 – After a successful initial residency at Milpitas Library, Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD)’s Everbright wall display will next go on display in the children’s area of Campbell Library. The high tech light wall is both educational and entertaining, inviting users to create images by adjusting each dial to whatever color they choose. With 476 dials on the 4 foot by 7.83-foot panel, the number of designs that can be created is nearly unlimited.

A child turns knobs on an Everbright“We’re excited to share this high tech creativity tool with the Campbell community,” stated Peggy Tomasso, Campbell Library Community Librarian. “The Everbright will delight the young ones and maybe remind their parents of some of our own childhood games.”

Everbright is also an excellent educational tool for young children taking their first steps, involving touching and manipulating objects with hands, seeing changes of color, and beginning to form patterns. The connection between the hand, eyes and the brain is critical to early literacy.

Everbright creates its bright light displays with multiple RGB LED pixels that can rotate endlessly in either direction, changing color and hue as the dials rotate. Everbright is easy to use, with the light board easily usable by all ages. The Everbright will be on display for several weeks at Campbell Library before rotating to Gilroy Library, as part of its tour of all eight SCCLD libraries. 

The Everbright was designed by Dr. Alan Rorie of Oakland-based Hero Designs. Previously, Dr. Rorie was a neuroscience researcher at Stanford University and a postdoctoral fellow at The Exploratorium Teacher Institute. He used these experiences to help make the Everbright engaging and educative.

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About the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2017, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2017, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 328,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.2 million visitors, who borrowed over 9 million items. 

Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Erik Sanjurjo
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3014