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Aberdeen District Library expands computer center

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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Adds access to resources with online@your library

The Aberdeen District Library is celebrating the"lighting up" of its expanded public computer center at a special event Monday, Sept. 12, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., providing an opportunity for the community to check out the increased broadband, computer access, and statewide online resources that are available at the library.

The public computer center is an exciting asset to our community, providing increased Internet speed of 10 MBPS, eight new public access computers, eight laptops, and new online resources for jobseek-ers, K-12 students, and adult learners, said librarian Stephanie Adamson. Expanded Internet access and computing capacity expands the reach of community colleges, workforce development centers, Adult Basic Education (ABE) centers, school tutoring, and online resources at for all Idahoans.

"Increasingly, people need computer access and computers skills to navigate within our society," said Adamson." This is where our public computer center comes in. We want everyone to have access to available informal education, jobs, and other online resources that improve lives."

"Aberdeen District Library is one of 55 public libraries throughout the state participating in the Idaho Commission for Libraries' Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) project," online@your library." The BTOP project is made possible through federal stimulus funds, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, and partnerships with several state agencies.

See more about the online @ your library" project at

To learn more about Aberdeen District Library, visit, or contact Adamson at 397-4427 or Carolyn Escuju-ri, Library Board of Trustees, at 412-3615.

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Original Publication Date: August 31, 2011

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