Thursday, March 3, 2011

Opportunity is Just ONE CLICK AWAY @ the Fernley Branch Library!!

We are ecstatic to announce that the Fernley Branch Library has had 6 brand new public access computers installed!  These fast machines were made available to our community via the One Click Away... project grant funded by a federal stimulus monies for public computing centers, and is a partnership of the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA), Cooperative Libraries Automated Network (CLAN), Carson City Library, and Henderson District Public Libraries (HDPL).

By providing required matching (20%) funds CLAN received $191,115.00 of the project award of $808,000.00.  The monies purchased new public computers and peripherals for all CLAN public libraries! These much needed improvements to our public computer centers in CLAN libraries will ensure that the general public or specific vulnerable populations, such as low-income individuals, unemployed, seniors, children, minorities, and people with disabilities have access to broadband technology for personal enrichment and advancement.

We invite our community to come in and try out our new machines.  For years our library users have been relegated to utilizing slow and very out of date computer technology and subjected to very long waits for computer use -- those days are behind us!  With six well functioning brand new units you'll be able to achieve your goals.  Wait time has been further streamlined with the addition of new reservation software.

Let our staff know what you think of our new technology before you leave.  Your feedback is vital to ensuring that similar grant opportunities are available to us to help improve the quality of life for our residents and library users!

Call the Fernley Branch Library for more information.
(775) 575-3366