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‘Try 1 Thing’ for get online week

Published
29.09.2017

Whether you’re new to the internet or just want to make the most out of being online. Your local library can help you feel confident using computers and the internet.

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‘Get online week 2017’, which aims to show thousands of people how the internet can make lives easier, takes place from 2nd – 8th October.

Events will take place across 39 Gloucestershire libraries which are online centres. They provide free and friendly support to help people take their next step towards being confident, capable and safe users of the internet.

We have 230 PCs free to use across the county, Wi-Fi, trained staff and ‘computer buddies’ to help you take your first digital steps. There are special drop in events at;

  • Newent Library – 2nd October 4pm.
  • Tewkesbury Library – 3rd October 10:30am.
  • Quedgeley Library – 4th October 2:30-4:30pm.
  • Up Hatherley Library – 5th October 10-12am and 2-4pm.
  • Churchdown Library – 3rd October 4pm, 4th October 2.30pm, 5th October 4pm.
  • Tuffley Library – drop in help all next week 2nd-6th October.

Starting out on the internet means finding something that you want or need to be able to do. That’s why the campaign this year is asking people to ‘Try 1 Thing’.  Once people are supported to take the first step, they can be confident enough to try one more thing, and then another, setting them on the path to regular internet usage and all the benefits that this can bring.

Cllr Tim Harman, cabinet member for Libraries said: “Campaigns like this help to raise awareness of digital exclusion. Libraries can help people find the support they need to take that next step towards doing more online.

“Everyone can benefit ‘get online week’. It is critical in encouraging people to explore the internet for the first time – pop into your local library to find out more.”

For more information about ‘get online week’ events in Gloucestershire where you can ‘try 1 thing’, contact adult education in Gloucestershire on 01452 583800 or visit the libraries website at http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/   

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