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Georgetown Library Gets a New Computer Lab

With the help of an AARP Community Challenge Grant, the Georgetown Library in Georgetown Sussex County has made computer literacy possible in the community.

The grant was used to create a separate computer lab and learning space for local residents who want to amp-up their online skills. Students have been signing up to learn a variety of skills including using Zoom, creating an email address, and even learning Microsoft office and Google Suite. This is more important than ever to ensure Western Sussex residents get the access they need to stay connected in our technology-driven world. Digital connections can foster strong social connections when used correctly.

"I am so grateful that the AARP Community Challenge Grant allowed us to start computer training classes at the library,” said Rachel Culver, Director of the Georgetown Library. “In a world requiring more and more technology skills, it is essential for libraries to be able to provide information about these skills to our patrons."

The Georgetown Public Library was established and founded in 1899 by the Georgetown New Century Club. The first library was housed on the second floor of the Lacey Building. In 1926, the Club moved to West Pine Street and dedicated a separate room for the library. The building on West Pine Street was the culmination of an eleven-year dream of the building fund committee. The West Pine Street building was renovated in the early 1980’s. The Library has become a real hub in the community, serving a range of residents on a variety of services.

The Georgetown Library is looking to offer a condensed class this summer, and is seeking an instructor. Please email if you are interested. 

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