At a time when financial concerns have forced many people to cancel their home Internet subscriptions, libraries across the country are stepping-up and providing valuable computer services. USA Today reports that the nation’s libraries have been packed with people using computers to fill out job applications, write resumes, or search for employment. In many communities, libraries are the only provider of free Internet access to the public. A study conducted by the American Library Association (to be released in-full on September 15th) finds that eight out of 10 libraries use a waiting list for computers at some point during the day.
You can read the entire USA Today article online HERE.
KETC/Channel 9 has a strong partnership with the St. Louis Public Library. You can find our Facing the Mortgage Crisis flyers at every library location. In addition, St. Louis libraries offer financial literacy classes and have computers available for research and job-applications. The library is also a great place for access to free family entertainment—you can find books, movies, classes, and kids’ story hours. KETC encourages you to take advantage of all that the St. Louis Public Library system has to offer.