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Thursday August 6th, 2020, 8:34pm


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The Windsor Public Library has received a grant totalling $16,500 from the United Way Windsor-Essex County that will be used to make available technology to local special needs senior citizens.

“We have a longstanding record of implementing innovative programming for local seniors,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope.  “Staff has identified seniors as a population which requires help navigating the challenging times we are in and this funding from the ECSF will provide critical hardware and software for us to deploy to identified seniors.   During self-isolation, seniors have become even more isolated from family and friends and this program will provide the impetus for them to re-connect.”

The grant will help purchase 16 Netbooks, accessories and mobile internet hotspots which will be loaned out, similar to all library materials, through the WPL Accessibility Office.   Staff will provide instruction on how to best use the technology, connect to the internet and communicate using the provided software.

For more information about the program, you can call Nicole Hayward at 519-255-6770, Extension 4404.

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