Computer Center Helps Public At Potsdam Library

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It has been some time since Jeffrey Davis has tackled all the benefits a computer offers.

That's why he turned to the Potsdam Library's new state-of-the-art computing center to help refine his skills as he pursues his hobby of writing, hoping one day to be published.
 
Thanks to a $244,000 federal stimulus grant, the library's move to a digital information center included the addition of more than a dozen laptop computers and other equipment to help improve computer literacy.
 
"If you're not familiar with computers, you can have someone help you learn how to navigate on the Internet," said Rene Austin, computing center director.                         
 
The computing center also provides free help to job seekers as well as a variety of computer courses.
 
"We do it the slow, easy way so that anybody can understand it and they don't have to be afraid of it," said Bob Watkin, computing center trainer.                                      
 
Officials say the new computing center has seen an increasing amount of use in it's initial two months of operation with even more benefits on the horizon. 

The computing center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer special computer classes. 

Friday, November 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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