As part of our commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTELCO is underwriting adult education through “Computers at the Library” computer classes at Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham.
The Very, Very Basics is being offered on Monday, December 5th from 7 – 8:30 pm. This very basics class covers parts and process, mystifying computer vocabulary, basic mouse skills, and a basic understanding of safe computer usage.
Internet and Email will be offered on December 19th and January 9th and 30th from 7-8:30 pm. This class covers basic internet safety, signing up for a Gmail email account, sending, opening, and attaching files in an email, and a basic overview of what there is to do on the Internet.
Abby Adams, Librarian and Director of the Platt Memorial commented, “There’s something for everyone to learn! OTELCO’s financial support helps us offer these computer classes totally FREE to the public!”
Adams explained that pre-registration is required and limited to 6 participants. Please call the library at 897-2647 to reserve your spot. If none of the scheduled dates work with your schedule, please call the library anyway, staff will do its best to find a class to fit your needs.
“We are so excited to provide this valuable training for our subscribers in the Shoreham area,” said OTELCO Marketing Manager, Tracy Scheckel, “it’s important to us that we actively support the communities we serve, and since we are a communication company, this digital literacy program is a perfect fit”.
OTELCO has sponsored similar computer classes in some of its service areas in Maine and West Virginia. If you live in an OTELCO service area and would like more information about how we can support computer classes in your area. Contact us and select “OTELCO involvement in a community event.” Tell us where you’d like to see classes offered, and we’ll work with you to make that happen.