We are doing the Christmas Centerpieces again. The dates are Thursday, December 16th at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday, December 18th at 9:30 a.m. This program is FREE!
It is a Minnesota Legacy Program available to all Big Stone County residents first. If you live outside the area, your name will be put on the waiting list. There are 20 spots open for each session.
We are starting a Teen Book Club With Sadie!
The first session will be Wednesday, November 3rd from 3:30 – 4:30.
Open to all 7th – 12th graders.
Teen Book Club for all 7th – 12th graders. First book will be “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert.
Free pizza and pop for all who would like to join us. Please call the library to register, 320-839-2494 by November 2nd.
Sadie Packard will be your leader.
The Big Stone Area Memory Loss Connection recently applied for a Federal CARES grant. The grant was to be used for providing technology to those who don’t have access.
With these funds the BSAMLC purchased tablets for individuals and caregivers to use who are dealing with memory loss. There are two apps on the tablets for Caregivers. One is TEEPA which is an educational site for caregivers. The other is the Minnesota Caregivers site. There is information available on how to recognize dementia, memory loss, alzheimers, etc. These resources will be able to answer a lot of questions for the Caregivers.
For the individual with memory loss, there are lots of Brain Stimulation and Mind Games. It has been proven by doing these games the progression of the disease is slowed.
Laura Thomas, Director of Aging Well with Prairie 5, will be conducting one-on-one tablet classes beginning on September 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the Ortonville Public Library. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Laura at 320-269-6578.
There are four tablets at the Ortonville Public Library and two at the Graceville Public Library. Each packet contains the tablet, a user guide, adapter, charge cord and a stylus. You may check these out at the Library. You will need to complete two documents to use the tablets.
1) BSAMLC Lending Agreement. The Lending Agreement lays out the rules of using the tablet. 2) BSAMLC Cares Grant Registration. This covers information they need for the CARES Grant. This information is used for demographics only. No private names or addresses will be used.
If you are interested in using one of these tablets with someone with memory loss and/or for your own educational purposes, please contact or stop by the Ortonville Public Library 320-839-2494 or the Graceville Public Library 320-748-7332.
The two libraries are very grateful to have these and to be distribution centers for the Big Stone Area Memory Loss Connection tablets.
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We have three T-Mobile wifi hotspots available for checkout. They are available for checkout for 28 days. You do need to have a valid library card in order to checkout. Instructions will be given to you when you pick up. Please call the library at 320-839-2494 to reserve one. They will possibly work within a 10 mile radius of Ortonville.
A great video tutorial for getting a digital library card.