Keep up with the tech times

Published on 10 July 2019

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Together with Optus, MidCoast Council's Libraries will offer free tech-help sessions at Hallidays Point and Taree Libraries starting 15 July.

Navigating new technology doesn’t come as second nature to everyone, but often a little help goes a long way.

The joint initiative is about supporting people in our community to stay connected and get the most out of their device.

It’s a great program for anyone needing a helping hand with their smartphone, tablet or computer, with local experts available every Monday (excluding public holidays) to help better understand the technology they have.

“Technology is moving at a rapid rate and it’s easy to feel like you’re getting left behind,” explained Chris Jones, Manager of MidCoast Council Libraries.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer these sessions that will give people an informal, relaxed environment to ask questions and learn.”

Optus General Manager for the Mid North Coast, Chris Simon said they are delighted to partner with Mid Coast Council to deliver this initiative.

“Connectivity is vitally important for regional Australia and learning how to get online easily and safely is often something that many of us take for granted.

“This program will provide simple tricks and tips to participants in a relaxed environment, ensuring they can get the most from their devices and online experience.”

These free sessions are every Monday (starting 15 July) from 10am to 1pm at Hallidays Point Library and from 2pm to 4.30pm at Taree Library.

Sessions run for 30 minutes, and can be booked by contacting Taree Library on 6592 5290.