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Fremantle City Library is an award winner

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Fremantle City Library has been recognised nationally for its work with digital literacy in the local community. At the National Year of Digital Inclusion Awards Reception held in Geelong on the 1 December, Fremantle City Library was jointly presented with the Network Partner Award by GoDigi, along with Campapese Libraries in Victoria. The award recognised the significant impact the library had helping the community to build digital skills in 2016.

This year is the National Year of Digital Inclusion, helping Australians to realise their online potential, and raising awareness of digital inclusion at all levels of society. Go Digi is a national four year digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills, operating as a partnership between Infoxchange and Australia Post.The community impact achieved by the library during 2016 includes :

  • 23 000 computer sessions, with free internet access for all
  • Assistance with over 1200 technology enquiries
  • 60 technology sessions held including:
    • Workshops on cybersafety and online scams
    • learning to start a small business with Etsy
    • learning how to use online resources such as Ancestry to research family history
  • One of five public libraries in WA offering the CoderDojo coding for kids program

For more information on our digital literacy programs, please contact the library on 9432 9766 or email frelibrary@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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