Li­brary to help lo­cals Get On­line next week

Southern Riverina news - - 2018 BERRIGAN SHOW RESULTS -

Next week will see Ber­ri­gan Shire Li­brary Ser­vice help res­i­dents of Tocumwal, Ba­rooga, Ber­ri­gan and Fin­ley to im­prove their dig­i­tal skills, thanks to the in­ter­na­tional Get On­line Week cam­paign.

The event, tak­ing place at each Li­brary Branch, gives ev­ery­one the chance to make the most of the in­ter­net, no mat­ter how con­fi­dent they are on­line.

Run­ning from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15 un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, Get On­line Week will see hun­dreds of com­mu­nity events take place across the coun­try.

It is the first time the cam­paign has been held in Aus­tralia, af­ter 11 suc­cess­ful years in the United King­dom where hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple have been sup­ported.

The cam­paign aims to sup­port the 2.5 mil­lion Aus­tralians who are not on­line.

Man­ager of Li­brary Ser­vices Anne Nevin said the open day at the li­brary will be held to as­sist all se­niors with their de­vices.

‘‘We also want to ask each par­tic­i­pant to #Try1thing new on­line,’’ she said.

‘‘More peo­ple than you prob­a­bly think still don’t use the in­ter­net at all, and we’re here to help.

‘‘Get­ting the most out of the in­ter­net doesn’t have to be scary.

‘‘Do­ing just one new thing on­line is all you need to do to get started so come along to our event and we can help you do just that.

“We’ll be hold­ing our Get On­line Week events at each shire li­brary from Tues­day Oc­to­ber 16 from 10am to 3pm each day.

‘‘There’ll be lots of friendly sup­port for any­one who wants to start do­ing a bit more on­line and it’s ab­so­lutely free,” Mrs Nevins said.

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