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National campaign sees the Henry Bloom Noble Library 'Try 1 Thing' online

Friday, 29 September 2017 10:56

The Henry Bloom Noble library will be supporting National Get Online Week (GOW) on Wednesday October 4 in partnership with Barclays Digital Eagles.


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The digital inclusion campaign GOW runs from October 2 - October 8 and this year it’s asking you to Try 1 Thing - use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone.


Whether you’re brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, the session at the library with a team from Barclays Digital Eagles will help you take your next step.


Borough Librarian Jan Macartney said: ‘Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help you save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you’re not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you’ve heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step.


‘But getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started, and we’re running this to help people to do just that.


‘We’ll be holding our Get Online Week events on Wednesday October 4 from 10am to 12.00pm and 2 to 4.00pm when Barclays Digital Eagles will be here to lend friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online - and it’s absolutely free.'


‘People can call 696461 to find out more, or just pop in and see what’s happening. The more the merrier and everyone’s welcome.


Regeneration and Community Committee Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘The Council is pleased to be supporting Get Online Week, which aims to help people to improve their digital skills and also demystifies the internet for those less familiar with it. We see the campaign as complementing the Council’s efforts to strengthen its online offering and provide our customers with an even wider choice of how they access our services.’


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