East Riding Libraries are inviting people of all ages and abilities to access the internet by spending some time in their local library to Get Online.
Get Online Week is part of the UK Online centres campaign to encourage people to give computers and the internet a go. Friendly and informative library staff will be on hand to facilitate and assist anyone wishing to explore information and help navigate relevant websites.
Get Online Week runs from the Monday, 15 to Monday, 22 October and all libraries in the East Riding are taking part.
It doesn’t matter if you have never even touched a computer before or if you already know a little bit, everyone is invited along to drop into their local library for free sessions and you can progress onto free online courses should you want to.
Get Online Week is concentrating on five areas this year:
* Finding a job
* Saving money
* Keeping in touch
* Learning More
* Starting free online courses using the Learn My Way website
Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture 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 encourage our residents to spend time 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).