City puts digital literacy at forefront with series of free events at libraries


Joondalup libraries Keystrokes volunteer David Lewis helping Pat Atwell with her tech questions.
Joondalup libraries Keystrokes volunteer David Lewis helping Pat Atwell with her tech questions.

LIBRARIES in the City of Joondalup will host a series of free events suitable for people of all ages and all levels of digital literacy later this month.

The GoDigi Pop Up Festival events are part of the National Year of Digital Inclusion, which aims to help Australians realise their online potential and raise awareness of digital inclusion.

On May 19, Keystrokes sessions will be held at the Joondalup, Whitford and Woodvale libraries to help participants become more comfortable with digital technology regarding eReaders, computer skills and internet navigation.

Later that day, the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation will present Screen Name at Joondalup Library from 5.30pm.

Aimed at children in Years 4 to 6, it teaches young people about the more serious dangers of the cyber world and how to make safe decisions online.

People who need help with their computer or other digital devices can visit Joondalup Library on May 20 for one-on-one help on topics such as emailing, social media, websites, smart phones, tablets, eBooks, and library eResources.

There will also be Keystrokes sessions held on May 20 at Duncraig, Woodvale and Whitford libraries.

For more information, call 9400 4751 or visit the City’s Go Digital page.