Friday, June 22, 2012


Hands On Help With New Technologies Available

Open Access Session July 10 – Help With A Real Person

Have a burning question about your computer? Afraid to download a book to your eReader? Does your smartphone make you feel like a dummy?

Don’t worry! Help is on its way during the free Open Access session at the Royalton Hartland Community Library on Tuesday, July 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Open Access refers to time on a computer with a trainer, and you can take advantage of the upcoming session at the library at 9 Vernon Street in Middleport.

Sarah Taylor, an e-Mobile trainer and Librarian with the NIOGA Library System, will be at the library to answer your questions and show you how to get to know your electronic devices a bit better on an individual, walk-in basis during Open Access.

You can come with your Kindle, Nook, iPad, flash drive or other computer equipment (including your charging cords) and ask Sarah questions about them, or she can show you how they operate. She will also have three iPads with her for the Open Access session so that people can play around with them and get more comfortable with how they work.

Residents can get help on a wide range of computer topics from transferring digital photos to a flash drive, discussing the pros/cons of Facebook, or to find better search strategies on the Internet at this free session. Taylor will also be able to demonstrate how to download ebooks so that residents can enjoy the books that the NIOGA system has on their Nook, Kindle, iPad or even their computer.

Open Access and the NIOGA Library System’s BTOP Express E-mobile unit is funded by the New York State Library through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunication and Information Administration in order to expand computer access in public libraries across New York.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library periodically offers sessions like Open Access and residents are encouraged to check the library’s website at for program information or you can call the library at 735-3281.