Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Milwaukee Public Library Laptop Program
Milwaukee Public Library rolls out new laptop program. (OnMilwaukee.com, 7/26/2011)
Excerpt: Thanks to both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant, six Milwaukee Public Library locations have laptops available for on-site check-out. Included in the grant are improvements for broadband service at all 13 MPL locations.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to expand access to technology and the Internet in communities where home access is limited," said library director Paula Kiely.
"With these laptops, the number of computers available has more than doubled at each participating library, giving customers greater ability to search for jobs, develop their computer skills, search for information and connect to the vast resources found online."
Six MPL branches will each have 40 laptops available for library patron use.