‘Spend an Hour’ and get online at the library

LIBRARIES in the region are leading the way in encouraging people to get online over the next week.

‘Spend an Hour’ is the fifth annual internet week-long campaign and everyone is being invited to drop to drop in for free taster sessions at East Riding libraries with the view of possibly progressing on to free courses, should they want to.

Sessions are open to all abilities, from those who have never used a computer to those who know a bit, but would like to know more.

There are more than eight million people in the UK who don’t use computers or the internet and they could be missing out on all sorts of opportunities and benefits as a result.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services at East Riding Council, said: “Whether you want to follow your hobbies, keep in touch with family and friends or just save a bit of time and money doing the things you do every day, the internet really does have something for everyone.

“We want to challenge our residents to spend an hour at their nearest library and see what the internet could do for them. It’s completely free and our friendly and helpful staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.”

Get Online week runs from this Sunday, 30 October to Sunday, 6 November.

People should contact their local libraries within the East Riding, including Pocklington, Market Weighton, South Cave and Stamford Bridge, for more information.