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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Explore Augmented Reality with Merge Cubes and the Highland Park Library

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The Highland Park Library now offers Merge Cubes, which are specialized cubes that use a form of augmented reality to allow users to manipulate the real world with the digital. The cubes rely on corresponding free Merge EDU apps, available for Apple and Android devices, and are great for kids ages 5+.  Users can explore a galaxy in the palm of their hand, hold fossils and ancient artifacts, explore a DNA molecule, investigate the Earth’s core, hold and share their own 3D creations, and more.  View video tutorials for using Merge Cubes. 

Library cardholders may check out a kit that includes a Merge Cube and laminated user guide, packaged in a convenient tote. The Merge Cube kits were made possible by funding from the Highland Park Quality of Life Foundation. 

Highland Park Library cards are free for residents of the Town of Highland Park. People may apply for a library card online, by phone, or in person during Library business hours, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is located in the Highland Park Town Hall at 4700 Drexel Drive. 

For more information on youth programs and services available from the Highland Park Library, stop by the Library and ask a staff member for an introduction, visit www.hplibrary.info, or call the Library at 214-559-9400. The Highland Park Library faithfully serves as the community’s Connection to Lifelong Learning.

Additional Ways to Contact the Library

Please reach out to Library staff in the following ways:

  • Visit the Library Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • By email, hplibrary@hplibrary.info or the Ask a Librarian Service available on the Library’s website.
  • By phone, 214-559-9400; if prompted to leave a message, please know messages will be checked regularly.

Please email the Library or sign up online (select Library News and Services) to be added to our subscriber list to receive email updates from the Library.

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