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Digital Literacy and Life Long Learning through Waitaki District Libraries


STEPPING UP: Got a computer or smartphone? Want to use it for life, hobbies, family or work? Stepping UP free computer classes are for you! Stepping UP is free community-based training that builds your digital skills and knowledge in small easy steps, in subjects that interest you for your life or work. Each self-paced module takes two hours, in a relaxed and sociable space, with a friendly library tutor there to help. The Ōamaru Public Library can run the following courses throughout the year – depending on interest and demand.

Please ring us on 03 433 0850 and ask for Debbie or Eileen to find out more about the following courses we have on offer:  Apps - Classroom e-Learning - Digital Photos - Email 1 and 2 - Facebook - Google Drive - Google and the Internet - Internet Security and Safety - Intro to Chromebooks - Intro to Social Media - Intro to Tablets - Online Banking - Online Newspapers (Press Reader) - Photo Editing Basics - Pinterest - Smartphones - Skype - Trade Me - You Tube


SKINNY JUMP: Need the Internet at home? Skinny Jump is a low-cost, highly flexible, prepaid scheme offering 30GB of data for just $5, a quarter of the price of the cheapest commercial services available. The service is subsidised by the Spark Foundation and Digital Inlusion Alliance Aotearoa and offered through the Oamaru Public Library, Palmerston Public Library and Kurow School/Community Library free of charge and with no binding contract. The modems also come pre-loaded with a one-off free offering of 30GB of data for you to use straight away.

Check to see if your residential address has 4G coverage by ringing us on 03 433 0850 or check here: https://www.skinny.co.nz/jump You can also come into the Oamaru Public Library to enquire. Once we’ve worked out that you are in a coverage area we will join you up.