Technology for Seniors
Are you a senior or do you know a senior who would like to attend our programs virtually? Are you/they unable to attend due to a need for either a laptop or an internet connection? Through an AgeOptions Technology for Seniors Grant we have been able to obtain a few devices to circulate to enable seniors attend our programs virtually. These devices are available to adult PTPLD Patrons to use to attend virtual programs. Please call the library at (708) 430-3688 or visit the library's Circulation Desk to learn more.
Chromebooks are laptops that run on Google Chrome's operating system and typically have more basic capabilities than other laptops. Chromebooks can be used to browse the internet and access apps such as Google Docs and Zoom. You can connect to the internet on a Chromebook using your own home wireless service or using one of the library's wireless Hotspots.
T-Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots
A "Hotspot" is a device that allows you to access the internet via a wireless network. It does not need to be connected to an internet cable or to your computer or other electronic device. Each Hotspot comes with its own Wi-Fi network and password and is easy for anyone to use.
Kindle Oasis eReader
A Kindle Oasis is a handheld electronic device that contains several pre-loaded e-books. PTPLD patrons can access any and all pre-loaded titles throughout the duration of the Kindle Oasis loan. A current list of the available titles loaded on PTPLD's Kindle Oasis devices is available below:
|It Ends With Us||Colleen Hoover|
|The Lincoln Highway||Amor Towles|
|The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo||Taylor Jenkins Reid|
|These Precious Days||Ann Patchett|
|People We Meet on Vacation||Emily Henry|
|The Henna Artist||Alka Joshi|
|The Song of Achilles||Madeline Miller|
|The Thursday Murder Club||Richard Osman|
|Anxious People||Fredrik Backman|
|The Four Winds||Kristin Hannah|
|The Last Thing He Told Me||Laura Dave|
|Clark and Division||Naomi Hirahara|
|Arsenic and Adobo||Mia P. Manansala|
|Farm to Trouble||Amanda Flower|
|Killer Chardonnay||Kate Lansing|
|Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk||Kathleen Rooney|
|The Story of Arthur Truluv||Elizabeth Berg|
|The Kindest Lie||Nancy Johnson|
|The Kitchen Front||Jennifer Ryan|
PTPLD patrons can check out Chromebooks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, and Kindle Oasis eReaders for a lending period of up to 2 weeks. Some restrictions do apply; please see our Loan Periods and Fines information to learn more.