|Volume 11 Number 2, Summer 2000|
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Near the end of 1998, MCI WorldCom bestowed $100,000 to create NEON (NEwark ONline) Centers at five sitesone in each of the citys wards. These sites would offer computer equipment and instruction aimed at students in grades 6 through 12.
It has been a year since that announcement. The Library is pleased to report we have opened centers at the Main Library and four branch libraries: North End, Weequahic, Van Buren and Springfield.
These centers enable the Library to reach out to all corners of our city to provide young people with the technology skills needed in the 21st century, said Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director. Our partnership with MCI WorldCom is empowering the Library to ensure free, open and equal access to electronic information.
Free computer classes for students have included:
Classes will continue through the summer. For information, call 733-3603 or visit www.npl.org/Pages/Computers/Classes/index.html.
More computers for Internet searching
The Library has added ten more public-access computers dedicated to free searching of the Internet. The workstations are located at the Main Library, in the second-floor Periodicals Section.
Patrons are invited to sign up at the Periodicals Desk for an hour-long session.
Printing is not yet available at these workstations, but is available in the Victoria Technology Center, located on the third floor of the Main Library.
The Second Century
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