Menlo Park Library customers are able to borrow a Chromebook laptop for take-home lending funded by Literacy Partners — Menlo Park (LPMP). Ten Chromebooks are available which provides users updated software and an improved user experience. By providing additional laptop usage, users will be able to continue Project Read tutoring assignments as a continuation of study.
Previously, Windows laptops were available for in-library use. By supplying additional laptops, users will be able to improve not only language literacy skills but also information literacy with the use of digital technology. Project Read assignments are varied and can cover language skills, assistance with forms and exposure to distance learning tools. If in need, students will be able to borrow a laptop to build upon assistance performed with their tutors, providing additional learning reinforcement in between tutor sessions.
Ten Chromebooks are available for take-home lending funded by LPMP
In addition to laptop lending, the library has resumed in-person Conversation Club and one-on-one Project Read tutoring. Spaces at the library have been allocated for this purpose in efforts to welcome back in person tutoring. In the near future, Nicholas Szegda, Assistant Library Services Director, mentions "We hope to startup our electronic literacy classes and one-on-one device assistance soon. Folks will be able to come in and get personal, patient assistance with their own devices for device issues." Be sure to visit the library in support of these services, register for becoming a tutor or reach out to us for volunteer information at firstname.lastname@example.org