LOCAL LIBRARIES are inviting people of all ages and abilities to access the internet this spring.
Spring Online is part of the UK Online centres campaign to encourage people to give computers and the internet a go this spring with expert help from library staff. Spring Online runs from Monday, 23rd April to Friday, 27th April 2012 but all libraries in the East Riding are taking part until Friday 18th May.
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 their local library for free sessions and you can progress onto free online courses should you want to.
Spring Online is concentrating on four areas:
- Careers information using the new National Careers Service website
- Information about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
- Looking at and sharing your local history using the History Pin website
- Starting free online courses using the Go-On website
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 invite our residents to spend some 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:
Hedon Library (01482) 897651
Hornsea Library (01964) 532561
Withernsea Library (01964) 612537
History Pin is one of the websites being demonstrated by Spring Online: