Are those letters in the history book, personal letter, or family bible too small to see clearly? The magnifying reader can help. The Midwest Genealogy Center has one located on the upper level, right above the main entrance.
This device, which resembles an old version of a computer, has adjustable functions to make the reading easier. The text can be enlarged, adjusted, and the colors can even be inverted, which sometimes works better for seeing small differences in letters.