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Blog // Connect Michigan

Video: Libraries—Critical Community Component for Digital Learning and Internet Access

By Wil Payton

Three in ten people in the U.S. do not have home access to the Internet. Check out this excellent video from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that highlights how libraries across the country have become a vital resource for enhancing digital literacy in the communities they serve.   Be sure to follow Connect Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life!

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Michigan Libraries —Anchor Institutions for Digital Learning

By Wil Payton

When Houghton Lake residents need help with a new eReader, tablet, or other communication device, assistance filling out online forms or conducting a job search, help in creating a resume, or free wireless access, the library has been the go-to-place for Internet access and technology skills training. A key component for improving digital literacy is the demonstration of the value of using technology to support health, finances, educational advancement, and occupational training. The Houghton Lake Public Library has taken the forefront in meeting these criteria. In addition to Wi-Fi access, the library offers community residents a diverse...

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