Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

 

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. 

Chromebooks

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.


Each Chromebook and Hotspot is circulated with a case or bag, a charger, and instructions on how to use the device. Devices can be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis for adult virtual library programs. 

At this time, these devices are only available to senior citizens who are unable to attend library programs due to need of a laptop or internet connection. Reservations are subject to availability of devices. 

Follow the links below to learn more about upcoming programs. To reserve a device, please call 708-430-3688 or visit the Circulation Desk at the library.

From Emancipation to Inauguration
Tuesday, Feburary 9th, 2021
7 pm - 8 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Staying Positive Today
Thursday, Feburary 11th, 2021
7 pm - 8 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
2 pm - 3 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Heroes on the Air
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
7 pm - 8 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Resource Spotlight: Universal Class
Saturday, February 27th, 2021
2 pm - 3 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Adult Coloring Night
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
7 pm - 8 pm
Reserve a Chromebook
Reserve a Wi-Fi Hotspot