Tablets for Memory Loss

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.

BRAINFUSE WEBINAR

BRAINFUSE OFFERING FREE WORKSHOP ­
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The Addressing COVID Related Learning Loss HelpNow Workshop will take place on
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Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM CST/8 PM EST
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Brainfuse is excited to present our learning focused workshop with Dr. Danny Diaz, Ed. D., the director of the UCLA History-Geography project.
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With all the conversations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on “learning loss” how can parents manage their stresses and fears in order to provide the kind of support our youth need at this moment? Drawing on his experiences in education and recent research, Danny Diaz will discuss how we can best address concerns around learning loss.
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This is a free workshop geared toward the public however staff are welcome to attend as well. The workshop will be recorded and added to the Brainfuse HelpNow website for those who cannot attend live/would like to review.
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Speaker bio:
Danny Diaz is the Director of UCLA History-Geography Project and a former high school history teacher, as well as the former director of Project Deviate, Inc., a non-profit he founded to support foster youth in the San Gabriel Valley. As Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project, Daniel provides professional development opportunities, workshops, and institutes for K-12 history-social science and ethnic studies teachers that emphasize local history and are guided by social justice and cultural responsiveness. Daniel’s research interests include the impact of local history on student engagement, the K16 continuum, and how to best support history teachers new to ethnic studies.
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The email address requirement is for the registration confirmation, reminder, and post-workshop survey. We will not be marketing directly to patrons or using their contact information for any other purposes.
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Join Brainfuse HelpNow, Dr. Diaz, and [name of library] for a free online workshop addressing COVID related learning loss on Tuesday, September 14 at [enter time in your zone 5PM PST/8 PM EST]. Drawing on his experience and research, Dr. Diaz will answer the question, “how can parents manage their stresses and fears in order to provide their children?” #BrainfuseCommunity #WhatLibrariesDo #COVIDLearningLoss #OnlineTutoring #HelpNow #LibrariesTransform

BRAINFUSE HELP

HelpNow: As the school year comes to an end, connect to Brainfuse to prepare for your upcoming finals.Take a practice test in SkillSurfer and connect with a tutor to review your results and build your skills. #Brainfuse #HelpNow #WhatLibrariesDo #BrainfuseCommunity #OnlineLearning #HomeworkHelp #Finals #PracticeTests #OnlineTutoring

WIFI HOTSPOTS AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

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.

Accessing Your Account

If you are wanting to order items now while the library is not open, you will need to set up your account.

Here are the instructions on how to do this:

How to Set Your Password on the Online Catalog:

  1. go to iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us
  2. Click on “My Record”
  3. Enter Your Name: (Only first name is required)
  4. Enter Barcode: (Do not leave any spaces between numbers)
  5. Enter your Patron PIN: (Leave this field “Blank”)
  6. Click on the “SUBMIT” button
  7. Enter your new PIN. (Should be at least 8 characters long. Create a PIN you can remember, the staff cannot see your PIN)
  8. Enter your PIN a second time.
  9. Click on the “SUBMIT” button

To see a graphic on how to set your password, go to this link.

https://iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us/screens/help_pin.html

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

If you have a child age birth up to Kindergarten, stop in and sign up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  Parents or others read to the child.  Keep track on your reading sheet of the books.  For each 100 books read, you will receive a prize.  Upon completion, you receive a brand new hard cover book, certificate, and a medal.  If you have questions, either stop in to the library or call 320-839-2494.

ABC Mouse Now Available Free At the Library

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ABCmouse.com: With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

Come into the Library and check it out.   We will help you get started.

 

MEETING ROOM USE – MEDIA CENTER

ORTONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MEETING ROOM USE

  1. Meeting room use must be reserved with the staff at the Library prior to using.
  2. Library programs and events have first priority.
  3. All meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  4. If you charge a fee for people to attend classes, you will be charged a fee of $30 for the use of the room.
  5. Group reserving room is responsible for:

a)       setup and taking down of tables and chairs—chairs are to be stacked along wall or put in carrier

b)      Checking bathrooms – toilets flushed, faucets off, lights off

c)      All tables are wiped off and clean

d)     Disposing of all materials and papers from your group

e)      Smart board, LCD projector, computers, etc. are all turned off

f)       Basement lights are all turned off

  1.  If using LCD projector, computers, etc. and need assistance, arrangements must be made with the staff at the library, PRIOR to the meeting.
  2. Sales of goods and services are not allowable on Library property with the exception of programs and activities sponsored by Ortonville Public Library.
  3. Non-profit organizations may collect donations to cover incidental expenses only, but may not solicit donations for fund-raising purposes or make sales, except for the sole benefit of the Library.
  4. According to the Library Bill of Rights, all meetings held in a library are open to the public.
  5. No alcoholic beverages or smoking is allowed.
  6. No candles may be used in the room.
  7. Children must not be left unsupervised.
  8. The volume of voices, media, music, etc. should remain at a normal level during library hours so as not to cause disturbance to library patrons.
  9. No Library personnel are available to assist any organization to rearrange seating, carry supplies to and from the meeting room, etc. or to assist in any activities sponsored by groups using the room.
  10. If you want to store items for your group on a regular basis, we have cabinets available for rent at $10.00 per month.  Please see library staff about renting a cabinet.
  11. If you use any of the electronic equipment and it gets damaged or broken, you will be assessed the cost of repair or replacement.
  12. If you need to cancel the use of the room, you need to let us know.  After three times of not informing us, you will lose your privileges to use the room.

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