The Digital Learning Club with Mayte McGuinness of MediasKool is returning this September and will be meeting weekly in Gorey Library, Enniscorthy Library and Wexford Town Library. Supported by Wexford County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development and Dormant Account Funds, the Digital Learning Club brings people together in an informal setting to learn from each other and discuss issues they are encountering with
their smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Speaking about the launch of the new programme, Eileen Morrissey, County Librarian, said, “Wexford County Council Library Service is delighted to partner with MediasKool to deliver free, open and friendly mentorship on the use of technology. We are grateful to the Dormant Accounts Fund for providing the funding for this important project. We think that the Digital Learning Club will appeal to anyone who might not feel confident in the use of IT and who needs a little support in a relaxed and sociable environment.”
The new sessions across Wexford Libraries will be facilitated by Mayte McGuinness and volunteer mentors who are on hand to provide one-to-one assistance. Topics such as security around devices and Internet browsing will also be discussed. People are encouraged to bring their own digital device to learn and ask the questions that matter to them.
The Digital Learning Club already has over 70 members in Gorey and is now looking forward to bringing this free club to Enniscorthy and Wexford. The Club will meet weekly between September and November. Start dates and locations are as follows:
Gorey Library: Tuesday 17th September from 2pm to 3.30pm.
Wexford Town Library: Thursday 19th September from 11am to 12.30pm.
Enniscorthy Library: Friday 20th September from 11am to 12.30pm.
The Digital Learning Club is looking for more mentors in Gorey, Enniscorthy and Wexford who can volunteer their time for one or two hours a week to help people in their community to improve digital skills. Please call 087-6254553 for more information.