Earlier this year, our Somerville branch received an anonymous donation of a Merlin Ultra Full HD Video Magnifier. This device is a reading aid to assist customers with visual impairments. The easy-to-use instrument allows the individual to increase or decrease magnification; select contrast levels; and alter color bandwidths to a variety of options including full-color, black and white intensities, blue and yellow, and more.

“We have this device available for use anytime that we are open and do not require a library card for use,” said Rachel Bohach, library assistant. “The donor wishes to remain anonymous, but we hope to spread the word about this amazing piece of equipment that we have been very lucky to receive.”

To learn more, call or email the branch at (908) 458-8445 or somerville@sclibnj.org.