The library helps build digital trust

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Need help getting started with online shopping and banking? Or do you want to learn more about Facebook or other apps?

Then Ashburton Public Library has a digital course for you this month!

In April, the library will offer free digital courses for beginners on Tuesdays for adults and digital courses for seniors on Thursdays.

Library manager Jill Watson said attendees could choose one or more classes, designed to teach new skills and build confidence using a computer, smartphone, tablet and the internet.

“Being online is such an important part of life these days, whether it’s doing business or connecting with family in other parts of the country or the world.”

Courses cover topics such as appropriate digital devices, hobbies, internet connection options, and online services for shopping and banking.

Participants will also learn how to protect their privacy and stay safe online.

The Digital Steps courses are for any adult who wants to develop better digital skills for life or work, while the Digital Futures courses are for people aged 65+ who are looking for help getting online.

Digital stages – Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

April 12: Scams and online banking

April 19: Applications

April 26: Facebook

Digital Futures for Seniors – Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

April 14: online banking

April 21: Photo Management

April 28: Troubleshoot common issues

To reserve your place in a digital course or to find out more, contact the library by email at library@adc.govt.nz, or by phone on 03 3087192 or Ashburton Public Library on Facebook.

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