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Libraries to help local residents Get Online!

Libraries to help local residents Get Online!

Now’s the time to get online with ‘Get Online Week 2022’ being held from 17-21 October.

The annual campaign aims to support local residents that are not online, through digital skills mentoring events.

Swan Hill Rural City Council Libraries Manager, Camille Cullinan said Swan Hill Regional Library is getting involved in the digital inclusion campaign by hosting several activities during Get Online Week.

“Digital skills are now essential for wellbeing, safety and participating in day to day activities such as accessing government and health services, paying bills, online shopping, social interaction, applying for jobs and many more,” Ms Cullinan said.

Ms Cullinan said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks associated with digital exclusion.

“The library is looking forward to getting involved this year more than ever.

“Our activities will include using ipads, managing security and passwords, family history searching, telehealth and virtual storytelling.

Ms Cullinan said that our library services are aiming to help our community stay connected and be comfortable using online devices, resources and services.

“People needing support to learn digital skills can find a local Get Online Week event by contacting Good Things Foundation on 1300 795 897 or visit Get Online Week.

To find out more contact Swan Hill Regional Library on 5036 2480 visit their website or follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/swanhilllibrary/

Events:

Monday, 17 October

Swan Hill Library
10.30am: Using iPads to access free games
12pm: Using iPads for virtual tours

Tuesday, 18 October

Manangatang – Outreach vehicle
11.30: Using iPads for virtual tours

Wednesday, 19 October

Nyah West – Outreach vehicle
1.30pm: Using iPads for virtual tours

Thursday, 20 October

Swan Hill Library
10.30am: Managing Passwords and Security
11.30am: Family history search online

Friday, 21 October

Swan Hill Library
11.30am: SHDH Telehealth demonstration
12.30pm: Indigenous 360 degree virtual storytelling