New Mexico State Library & Comcast Digital Literacy Day
The New Mexico State Library is delighted to partner with Comcast and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library, South Broadway branch to provide information and training for digital literacy.
The State Library joined Comcast to kick off Internet Essentials in Albuquerque on September 19, 2012. Internet service is essential for success and that’s why Comcast created Internet Essentials. It’s available to households with children who receive free or reduced price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Qualifying families receive affordable Internet service for just $9.95 per month. For more information visit InternetEssentials.com. Twenty families also won netbook computers as part of the celebration.
For the past two years, in partnership with Davis Innovations and Fast Forward New Mexico, the State Library has provided training in libraries throughout the state to show people how to use the Internet for their own use. The trainings have covered topics such as e-mail, Facebook, and building a small business. Libraries are important in communities of all sizes as the “go to” place for finding information and that includes access to the Internet. For the next several weeks, the State Library is offering free digital literacy trainings at the South Broadway branch library.