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Planning a trip? Exploring new places can be a great way to expand your mind and learn new things, but sometimes exploring can take you to places that don't offer the connectivity that you need. Don't let a lack of internet or Wi-Fi access be a limitation! You can now rent a portable, wireless hotspot from the Library to ensure connectivity throughout your travels. Here are three ways you can properly celebrate your freedom to explore without limits.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is dedicated to providing equal access to all people in the community. Strategic priorities and partnerships support access to library resources to students and those who are in economically challenging circumstances.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been selected for the second year as a City Host for The Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Digital Inclusion Fellowship; applications are being taken now at http://bit.ly/1SvB69s.
The Library and other Mecklenburg County departments support economic independence among County residents. For the Library, that includes programs and services that support literacy and digital inclusion, technology training and more. This Mecklenburg County video tells more.
Many children use the internet to complete homework assignments. Imagine what you would do if you didn't have internet at home. That is the case for about 19% of the households in Charlotte, affecting an estimated 70,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg students. Experts say that can be a roadblock to academic achievement. WBTV's Dedrick Russell reports from the Beatties Ford Road Library, looking at what is being done for families in need.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers free technology tutoring in many forms. Digital Charlotte wrote an article about one such effort called "On Beatties Ford Road, a Librarian Teaches Digital Literacy in Vietnamese." The story highlights the efforts of Cam Tu Diep, a Librarian with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, who began technology tutoring in Vietnamese in May 2014.
19% of households in our community have no Internet connection at home. Students in households without on-line access are, increasingly, locked out of learning once school lets out. The Library's Director of Technology and Operations writes about the importance of digital inclusion and the steps we can take to give all children a chance to be curious, anytime they want.