Introduction to new digital content and opportunities to develop computer and internet skills

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Herefordshire Council’s library service is celebrating the role of libraries in a digital world as part of Libraries Week (7-12 October 2019).

This year our friendly and helpful library team will be on hand to highlight the different ways people of all ages can access digital content and develop their computer and internet skills.

Visit the libraries team at their Old Market pop-up (near the coffee stand), 8-11 October between 10am-3pm. Find out what Herefordshire Council’s library service has to offer, what is available to borrow, learn about the Herefordshire History digital archive or even pick up some free Bookstart goodies for pre-school children.

There will be support on hand throughout Libraries Week for those that would like to try the library’s BorrowBox service for the first time. Customers are encouraged to take their smartphone or tablet to Hereford, Ledbury, Leominster or Ross Library between 7-12 October, or Kington Library on Tuesday 8 October 10am-12.30pm. Staff will be on hand to show customers how to install the BorrowBox app, which will open up a new world of eBooks and eAudio content. There will be advice about how to search for and download books, and how to reserve books to read in the future.

There are free computer and internet workshops the following week for those who would like to further develop their digital skills (hosted by Fastershire). Booking is essential – ask at your local library:

  • Hereford Library – Introduction to the internet – Monday 14 October, 11am-1pm
  • Kington Library – How to use your smartphone – Tuesday 15 October, 10am-12pm
  • Ledbury Library – Introduction to email - Tuesday 15 October, 4-6pm
  • Leominster Library – Staying safe online – Thursday 17 October, 10am-12pm
  • Ross Library – How to use your tablet – Tuesday 22 October, 5-7pm

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Published: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019