Do you know how to use a computer? Do you understand the Internet? You can learn the basics of computers and the Internet in this beginner’s course. With a goal of “Every Citizen Online,” Connect Ohio has provided a two-year grant to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC). For information or to sign up, call the Library at 330.744.8636.
Carlton A. Sears, Library Director, said, “So many people either do not have computer access or do not fully appreciate what the Internet can provide that will be helpful in their lives. We believe it is beneficial to help people become more technologically oriented, to be able to better function in contemporary society. Without this, people can get left behind. What better place than a library for people to learn how to access information. The service is free, which enables everyone to participate.”
Under the “Every Citizen Online” grant, PLYMC receives 70% of the cost of providing the classes, which will amount to approximately $47,000 over the two-year period of the grant.
The Library stresses that these classes are very basic and are for people who do not have an understanding of how to use a computer or the Internet. More experienced users will not benefit from these library classes.
Call 330.744.8636 for for a class dates and times and to register.
View Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online televised public service announcements: http://connectohio.org/consumer_training/media.php.
Connect Ohio, a division of Connected Nation, is a nonprofit, technology-neutral public-private partnership that works with telecommunications providers, business and community leaders, information technology companies, researchers, public agencies, libraries and universities in an effort to help extend affordable high-speed Internet service to every Ohio household. For more information about what Connect Ohio is doing to accelerate technology in Ohio's communities, visit http://www.connectohio.org
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