The public is reminded to attend tonight’s (October 22, 2012) free Open House Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove Street, Champaign). At the Resource Fair, residents can learn about free public computing centers, training classes, and other resources available in our community. Organizers also hope to identify and learn about public computing resources newly available in our community.
Jeff Hamilton (Telecommunications/AV Technician for the City of Champaign) says, “The City of Champaign is supportive of efforts across our community which are helping our residents to become better educated and not get left behind in today’s digital society. By attending tonight’s Resource Fair I hope participants will come away with a better understanding of all the free public computing resources at their disposal.”
Local agencies and businesses which provide services to help Champaign’s underserved population bridge the digital divide will be on hand to talk with and provide information to the public. The Resource Fair opens at 4:00 p.m. with short presentations about local public computing resources starting at 5:00 p.m. The City of Champaign will also announce a new grant opportunity to help improve local public computing centers at tonight’s event.