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Ohoopee Library Gets Digital Literacy Grant

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The Ohoopee Regional Library System has been awarded $4,000 to host a series of digital literacy classes in Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Tattnall, and Toombs Counties over the next 6 months. The Public Library Association collaborated with AT& T to provide this digital literacy grant to 160 libraries in 44 states in an attempt to help citizens learn to navigate the new digital era. “The mission of libraries has always been about equitable access to information, literacy, learning, and culture,” PLA President Maria McCauley. “In the age of COVID-19, this mission has only become more vital as libraries have played a critical role in keeping communities connected and online.”

These classes will cover an array of topics, such as computer basics, internet basics, email messaging, and cybersecurity. The library also hopes to be able to continue to build on top of the basic courses and have in-depth courses in November and December of this year.

Classes will begin first in Hazlehurst and Glennville in September, then in Vidalia, Reidsville, and Mount Vernon in October. For more information, contact your local branch of the Ohoopee Regional Library System.

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