Update: LaSalle Public Library partners with technology nonprofit to bridge digital divide


Date changed to Aug. 13

LA SALLE - The LaSalle Public Library has partnered with PCs for People, a national nonprofit that promotes digital equity through device access, connectivity, and digital literacy and skills training, to provide affordable computers and internet to eligible households on Friday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Desktop packages range from $20-50 and mobile hotspots start at $50 plus $15 for the first month of service. Interested customers can register online at www.tinyurl.com/LaSallePLTech.

Through electronic reuse, PCs for People provides the opportunity for low-income individuals and non-profits to benefit from the life-changing impact of computers, mobile internet and digital literacy. Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts across the U.S.

The self-sustainable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is driven by a four-step approach: source, refurbish, distribute and support. With strong partnerships and dedicated staff, 250,000 computers have been distributed, 128,000 homes have internet access, and millions of pounds of electronics have been responsibly recycled.

For more information about PCs for People’s operations in Illinois, please visit them online at http://pcsforpeople.org/illinois or contact the Northern Illinois team at [email protected]

For more information about the LaSalle Public Library, please call (815) 223-2341. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette St., LaSalle and is ADA compliant and welcoming.

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