First Posted: 3/8/2013 3:18:58 PM | Last Updated: 3/8/2013 3:18:59 PM
Obviously you can navigate the Internet or you would never have found this article. But if you know someone who could use a few tips, Connect Ohio is offering free classes at the Library.
Did you know that only 66% of Ohioans subscribe to an Internet service at home? Connect Ohio, in collaboration with the Ohio Broadband Task Force, is working to change that number by bringing the benefits of Internet access and knowledge to everyone in the state.
Connect Ohio has implemented a statewide training program, Every Citizen Online (ECO), in order to provide free computer training sessions at public libraries, community colleges, community organizations, and educational centers throughout Ohio. These sessions teach new users how to access the Internet and how to best utilize all the Internet has to offer, such as educational, health care, economic, and communication resources.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to be a part of the Connect Ohio initiative and is offering the Every Citizen Online classes at six selected locations. The classes are Computers for Beginners I, Computers for Beginners II, Internet for Beginners I, and Internet for Beginners II. Each class is an hour and half long and fulfills the six hours of Computer, Internet, and Usage training required by Connect Ohio. Registration for the classes is strongly suggested since space is limited. Times and days vary. Call the branch library for a class schedule and to register.
Tech Center – Main Library, 800 Vine St., 513-369-6900
Bond Hill Branch, 1740 Langdon Farm Road (inside CAA building, 2nd floor), 513-369-4445
· Cheviot Branch, 3711 Robb Ave., 513-369-6015
· Forest Park Branch, 655 Waycross Road, 513-369-4478
· North Central Branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., 513-369-6068
· Pleasant Ridge Branch, 6233 Montgomery Road, 513-369-4488
Participants who complete Connect Ohio’s training classes will be eligible for discounted high-speed Internet service and/or Wi-Fi access. New participants who complete all four classes during April through July this year will be entered into that month’s raffle to win one of four Lexmark Impact S301 color multifunction printers.
For more information or to find a training location near you, call Connect Ohio at 1-855-669-4226, e-mail email@example.com, or go to http://connectohio.org. Contact the Public Library at 513-369-6900 or visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.