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Cannock Library to celebrate Get Online Week

People in Cannock are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online at their local library.

Get Online Week runs from 17-23 October with events taking place in communities all across the county, showing people how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, and more fun.

Backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service, the 2016 campaign is the tenth Get Online Week, and in the last decade the campaign has helped almost 300,000 people discover the benefits of getting online.

Cannock Library is kicking off the week with a Digital Day event on Monday 17 October from 11am to 3pm, with activities and advice to introduce people to the internet.

Visitors can find out about Learn My Way, a basic course for people who haven’t used the internet before.  Staff from the County Council’s Adult and Community Learning service and the libraries IT Buddies will be on hand offering one-to-one support.  People can also get advice on online job searching, getting careers advice and how to use tablets and Wi-Fi in the library.

Gill Heath, cabinet member responsible for libraries at Staffordshire County Council, said:

Getting online and being able to use a computer and tablet is an important skill these days and can help with lots of everyday tasks.

“The thought of using the internet for many older people can be really daunting but our library staff and volunteers are always standing by to show people how.  Get Online Week is a great opportunity to take those first steps and once you’ve had a go you won’t look back.

“Staffordshire’s libraries have much more than just books these days, with lots of technology, computers and free Wi-Fi for all our visitors and a fantastic eBooks service. There’s never been a better time to get online at your local library.”

There will also be a prize draw competition for everyone who registers for the Learn My Way website at the event with a chance to win a Kobo reader for the lucky winner.

For further details on the Digital Day at Cannock Library call 0300 111 8000.