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Worcestershire celebrates libraries in a digital world

Worcestershire libraries celebrate libraries in a digital world Published Monday, 7th October 2019

To mark Libraries Week, 7-12 October, libraries in Worcestershire are holding events and activities highlighting the different ways they can help people with digital support, services and activities.

As part of the activities children and young people have been asked to design their ideal library of the future using lego and enter a national competition to win tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor and £500 for your local library.

With a focus on celebrating and creating libraries in the digital world Worcestershire’s libraries are keen promote the digital opportunities and support available and encourage everyone in the community to discover what the library can do for them. There are sessions with Digital Champions to help people with their basic computers skills as well as a wide range of adult education courses. 

Councillor Lucy Hodgson cabinet member for communities said: “These days libraries are so much more than books. We hope that during National Libraries Week people will take the opportunity to find out what other services we provide. 

There are regular adult Learning courses aimed at helping people get online or improve their digital skills.  Courses include computing skills for Absolute Beginners, Beginners and Improvers; Touch Typing and Digital Photography , One to one support with internet  skills is also available from Library Digital Champions.”

“We have a brilliant programme of activities across all our libraries during Libraries Week. We hope they will bring the community together and people can find out more about all the ways we can help them through digital support and services to get connected, get creative and learn new skills. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”