East Riding Libraries are inviting people of all ages and abilities to access the internet by spending some time in their local library to Get Online.
Whether you want to get healthy, get connected or get a bargain, doing it the digital way by getting online could make everything quicker and easier. There are still 7.2 million people in the UK who are offline and a further 8.5 million who don’t have the skills to make the most of online life.
Get Online Week is part of the UK Online Centres Campaign to encourage people to give computers and the internet a go with help from library staff. Get Online Week runs from Monday, 14 to Sunday, 20 October and all libraries in the East Riding are taking part.
It doesn’t matter if you have never even touched a computer before or if you already know a little bit. Everyone is invited to drop into their local library to partake in free taster sessions, or you can register and start a free online course, should you want to.
Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whether you want to follow your hobbies, keep in touch with family and friends or just save a bit of time and money doing the things you do everyday, the internet really does have something for everyone.
“We want to encourage our residents to spend time at their nearest library and see what the internet could do for them. It’s completely free and our friendly and helpful staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.”
To see how computers and the internet could improve your life, professionally and personally, just call your local library (normal opening hours apply) for more information or just drop in and ask the staff.
Anlaby Library (01482) 657108
Beverley Library (01482) 392750
Bridlington Library (01262) 672917
Brough Library at the East Riding Petuaria Centre 0845 122 5000
Cottingham Library (01482) 392762
Driffield Library (01377) 253393
Flamborough Library (01262) 850085
Goole Library (01405) 762187
Hedon Library (01482) 897651
Hessle Library (01482) 640114
Hornsea Library (01964) 532561
Howden Library (01430) 430378
Leven Library (01964) 543360
Market Weighton Library at the Wicstun Centre 0845 122 5000
North Bridlington Library (01262) 671468
North Ferriby Library (01482) 632227
Pocklington Library at the Pocela Centre 0845 122 5000
Snaith Library (01405) 860096
South Cave Library (01430) 422901
Stamford Bridge Library (01759) 372487
Swanland Library (01482) 634896
Willerby Library (01482) 658077
Withernsea Library (01964) 612537