The Young Public Library was recently awarded three new laptops.
The Dell Studio WIFI models were gained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Grant obtained by the Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records in partnership with Gila County Library District.
The grant is part of “Broadband USA: Connecting America’s Communities,” which will put more than 1,000 new public access computers at 84 libraries throughout Arizona.
Elizabeth Hutton, library director, said having these laptops will reduce the time patrons sometimes have to wait when the desk computers are in use.
With the current economy, the library will be able to accommodate the increased computer usage by patrons seeking the tools necessary to succeed. Also, the laptops are wireless and can be moved around the library.
Yodona Pennell, Systems Specialist for Gila County Library District, installed the computers and commented, “With all the new technology offered, people cannot only search the Web and learn, but will be able to hold small classes, track genealogy and even complete a GED program.”