Monday, August 8, 2016

The Brown library can transfer VHS home movies to DVD

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Are you thinking about Christmas yet? Although the holidays are months away, now is the time to root through your attic or basement to find those old VHS home movies and transfer them to DVD at the library.

Old VHS tapes significantly degrade in playback quality in just a few years, especially if stored in damp environments or in extreme heat or cold.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., can convert your VHS tape, up to 120 minutes, for only $10. This is half the cost that most online services charge. While most other services require you to mail your valuable videos to another state and pay shipping and handling charges, your videos never leave your local library.

All monies raised with this service support the library. Help the library and protect your valuable one-a-kind videos at the same time.

Simply bring your VHS tape with you on your next visit to the library and fill out a brief form when you drop off the tapes. Forms are available at any circulation desk or at .

Please note that the library is unable to convert tapes that contain copyrighted materials, such as commercial movies. 

Not only does this make a great holiday gift, it is also a wonderful way to remember an anniversary, birthday or special family event. The service is heavily requested during the holiday months, so act now to preserve those treasured home movies and cross an item off your gift-giving list. 

The library has expanded its conversion service to duplication and you now can create multiple copies of personal DVDs for $10 a copy.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at

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