Libraries' tech-help sessions are back

Published on 22 February 2021


MidCoast Council’s Libraries team is pleased to be able to bring back their free fortnightly tech-help sessions, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Optus.

Following a year long hiatus due to COVID-19, the fortnightly sessions will resume on Friday 5 March from 10am to 4.30pm.

These are 30 minute one-on-one sessions for members of the community who might need assistance navigating new technology.

“We understand that the digital world is an ever-changing, intimidating place for some and it’s easy to feel like you’re getting left behind, but often a little help goes a long way,” said Chris Jones, Manager of MidCoast Council Libraries.

“After almost 12 months, it’s great that we can again offer this popular service to our community and we’re delighted to have Optus assisting us again.”

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

It’s a beneficial program for anyone needing a helping hand with their smartphone, tablet or computer, with local experts available every second Friday to help participants better understand the technology they have.

Optus General Manager for the Mid North Coast, Chris Simon said his team is pleased to continue to partner with 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,” said Mr Simon.

“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 fortnightly on Fridays (starting 5 March) from 10am to 4.30pm at Taree Library.

Book your place in a session by contacting Taree Library on 6592 5290.