East Riding Libraries are leading the way towards an online nation by inviting people to ‘Spend an Hour’ on the internet during national Get Online week, Sunday, 30 October – Sunday, 6 November.
‘Spend an Hour’ is the fifth annual Get Online week campaign from UK online centres and is being delivered in partnership with Race Online and the BBC.
With the clocks going back on Sunday, 30 October, everyone across the UK has a spare hour and all libraries are taking part in a nationwide campaign asking people to spend it online.
Everyone is invited to drop in for free taster sessions and can progress onto free online courses should they want to.
Sessions are open to all abilities, from those who have never used a computer to those who know a bit, but would like to know more.
There are more than eight million people in the UK who don’t use computers or the internet and they could be missing out on all sorts of opportunities and benefits as a result.
Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whether you want to follow your hobbies, keep in touch with family and friends or just save a bit of time and money doing the things you do everyday, the internet really does have something for everyone.
“We want to challenge our residents to spend an hour at their nearest library and see what the internet could do for them. It’s completely free and our friendly and helpful staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.”
For further information about how computers and the internet can improve your life or to check availability and make a booking, contact your local library (normal opening hours apply).
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