Libraries promote digital champions

Residents who don't have access to the internet, or the skills they need to make the most of it, can get free help in Northumberland libraries.

Monday, 15th October 2018, 3:23 pm
Updated Monday, 15th October 2018, 3:32 pm
Berwick Library.
Berwick Library.

During Get Online Week (October 15-21) residents are being encouraged to find out for themselves that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.

Throughout the year, volunteer digital champions are helping out in libraries including Berwick and there are plans afoot to recruit more champions in other libraries around the county.

With a little help from the champions, residents can get online, learn a range of new skills, hunt for jobs, shop and bank online and keep in touch with family and friends.

Digital champions are available to assist at Berwick by appointment on a Wednesday 2-4pm Call in to ask or phone 01670 626097.

Coun Cath Homer, Cabinet Member for arts, leisure, tourism and culture said: “Around the county there are still hundreds of people who are digitally isolated because they don’t know how to use a computer.

“The internet is a tool that everyone can use for their benefit and our digital champions can help residents gain the skills needed to keep up with the digital revolution, all within the comfort of their local library.”