Rancho Mirage: Bridging the Digital Divide: Brain Training Now Available at Local Libraries

From Global NewsWire

“As National Libraries Week kicks off, Posit Science announced that BrainHQ, its cloud-based brain exercise and assessment platform, is now available at hundreds of public and military libraries — at no charge to library patrons.Consumer subscriptions to BrainHQ range from $8-14 per month, but patrons of participating libraries can gain access without charge. Through an arrangement with library supplier Demco Software, libraries can obtain access for their service area population that allows library cardholders to access BrainHQ from the library or remotely.“We have tried to make BrainHQ subscriptions highly accessible,” said Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO of Posit Science, “but we realize that some people still don’t have access to internet-connected devices, and that some people, especially on a fixed income, may not have $8 a month to spare. Libraries, with their dedication to improving minds, are ideal partners in getting this technology to everyone it can help.”BrainHQ is unique in the field of brain training because of the science behind the product. A study comparing commercially-available brain exercises and games targeting older adults, published last year in Neuropsychological Review, found most such products were backed by zero studies and that only BrainHQ was backed by multiple high-quality studies.”


Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation Receives Grant

From Palm Dessert Patch

“A $25,000 grant from the Auen Foundation will add more large print books to the Rancho Mirage Public Library’s permanent collection. The gift was recently presented to the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the award-winning, independent City-managed library and its programs.”


Rancho Mirage Library receives recognition awards

from the Desert Sun

“The Rancho Mirage Public Library in Rancho Mirage received state and national recognition for outstanding public relations efforts from both the American Library Association and the California Library Association for 2015.”


Rancho Mirage library opens room for exercise out of the sun

from the Desert Sun

“”Walking with the Stars” returns to the Rancho Mirage Public Library Community Room, giving residents a place to exercise away from the heat. The program kickoff on Tuesday, June 9 will include bottled water for participants and live music by noted pianist Bill Marx, performing on the library’s grand piano.”


$1.7M to ready Rancho Mirage library for its star debut

from the Desert Sun

“The Coachella Valley’s largest library that arguably looks more like a museum than a depository of books is getting a slight $1.7 million facelift. Most of that funding for the project inside the Rancho Mirage Public Library is expected to cover the creation of an observatory – the valley’s first – providing a star-gazing and educational opportunity for the public.”


Planetarium planned for Rancho Mirage Library

from the Desert Sun

“The Rancho Mirage Library will soon add stargazing to its array of offerings. Details of a $1.7 million observatory and planetarium at the library will be shared with the Rancho Mirage City Council and Library Board of Directors during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall council chambers.”