library offers free web advice during 'Get Online Week'
library is among 17 Somerset libraries that are marking 'Get Online
Week' (17-23 October) by hosting special events designed to help
people understand the internet.
help and support is available all year round but Get Online Week
brings dedicated digital sessions to residents across Somerset.
Burnham, the theme of the session will be 'get online with your
tablet' and it will run on the 20 October from 10:30am to noon.
a part of the network of UK Online Centres, Somersets libraries
aim to help people build digital skills by providing support on
using emails and online shopping, online chats and videos, and even
on how to find new ways to stay healthy.
Woulfe, aged 94, was one of those people. He has been learning how
to use a tablet using the help. Mr Woulfe said: "I started
with the computer course but I dont have a laptop or computer
at home, only a tablet. I come to the tablet courses here and the
lovely volunteer Neil also sees me one-to-one sometimes. Hes
simply marvellous! Hes got so much patience, because of course
you cant expect a 94 year old to get things straight away."
now able to chat with my daughter on Facebook and I also watch the
news and sport. Im interested in Irish History and have been
able to find out information about where I was born in Ireland -
I left when I was 23. Im planning to get the hang of email
next and may even use Skype to keep in touch with my family. Its
Burnham event is free, but places need to be booked at the library.
For more information about UK Online sessions, ask at your local
library, or visit www.somerset.gov.uk/libraryevents