Thanks to a generous donation from Independence Inc. and the Good Talk Network, MPL is able to offer adaptive gaming for patrons who are unable to use our other video gaming equipment.
Patrons wishing to use the adaptive gaming console must make an appointment to do so, this ensures we have staff to assist them. After the form is complete, the Teen Librarian or Teen Library Assistant will contact the patron and set up the appointment. Appointments last one hour, but can be extended at the discretion of the staff member assisting.
To ensure our adaptive gaming patrons enjoy their experience, they will use a meeting room for their gaming. Appointments will therefore be scheduled around staff and meeting room availability.
When the appointment is scheduled, the MPL staff member will offer a choice of games that are suited for adaptive gaming. The gamer can choose 2 for each appointment made. The adaptive gamer will also be asked what challenges he or she faces so that the appropriate gaming controls, buttons and joysticks are ready to use when the Adaptive Gamer arrives.
Ideally, the gamer will bring along his or her own “Co-Pilot.” The Co-Pilot is an able bodied gamer who is able to use a regular controller to assist the adaptive gamer in game play. As the adaptive gamer gains experience, this Co-Pilot becomes less and less essential. If the adaptive gamer does not have a Co-Pilot available, staff will step in. However, if possible, we want the adaptive gamer to bring their own Co-Pilot; both to help ease staff obligations and to make gaming a social activity for the adaptive gamer.
To Schedule your Adaptive Gaming Appointment, complete the form below.
The Homebound Delivery Service delivers library materials to individuals who live in Minot. Items are delivered monthly to individuals who are homebound, have a visual or physical disability, or are living in an assisted living or an extended care facility.
Volunteers or Library Staff deliver the materials on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month depending on the route the individual is on. Materials are then picked up the next month and the new selections are delivered.
For more information on any of the special services offered by the Minot Public Library you can call (701) 852-1045 and ask for Lacey or Zhaina.
MPL has a variety of items available for patrons who are visually impaired and receiving homebound delivery services or for those visiting the Library. In addition to our regular print fiction and non-fiction titles, we have thousands of titles available in Large Print, Audiobook, and Playaway format, as well as music CDs.
The Talking Book Service is a program that is for individuals who are physically or visually impaired. The eligible individuals receive a digital player from the ND School for the Blind. Every few weeks the State Library mails out books or magazines on a digital cartridge.
For more information on the Talking Book Service you can contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-843-9948. For more information on any of the special services offered by the Minot Public Library you can call (701) 852-1045 and ask for Lacey or Zhaina