Cardington Library offers free computer classes


Do you or a loved one need assistance with computers? If you answered yes, you are not alone. This is why the Cardington-Lincoln Public Library in partnership with the Guiding Ohio Online program will be offering a wide variety of computer classes at the library at no cost. The next series of sixteen different class options include Viruses & Malware, Alternatives to TV, a series on Photography and Homeschooling technology help. Classes will be held July 1 through September 10. Patrons can also learn to use Microsoft Access and PowerPoint, the Nook App and WordPress 101. The complete list of classes is available on the library’s website at www.cardingtonlibrary.org or by contacting the library at 419-864-8181.

Melissa Kipp, a part time AmeriCorps member, will be teaching the classes but this is only part of the technology related assistance provided at the library. Melissa is also accessible by appointment for one-on-one training or help with a specific issue, like setting up your e-reader. Drop-ins are also welcome on Monday and Wednesday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm and Thursday 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Further, Melissa is able to offer a class or a customized version of a class to interested businesses who want to learn as a group at the library or at their location. Please contact Melissa for more details.

Guiding Ohio online is an AmeriCorps program that places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach and volunteer recruitment. Their vision is for every Ohioan to be able to fully participate in online government, search and apply for jobs online, understand the risks and benefits of internet finance, connect with family online and protect the personal information in the digital age.

If you have questions, wish to sign for classes, or are seeking one-one-one assistance please contact Melissa Kipp at the Cardington-Lincoln Public Library. 419-864-8181 or Melissa.Kipp@guidingohioonline.org