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Message from the CEO:

This spring we are focusing on minimizing the digital divide. In March, we launched an exciting new pilot project loaning WiFi hotspots. Customers can borrow a hotspot for one week and have access to the internet anytime, anywhere, at no charge. Rogers provided ten devices, and the Friends of the Oshawa Public Library generously donated funds to pay the internet connectivity fees. As you can imagine, they are very popular and a huge help to those who cannot afford the internet. Additionally, we purchased twenty Lenovo tablets to loan to the public through a Government of Ontario grant.

An exciting new partnership with the UOIT Engineering Department will enable us to offer an Electronics Lending Library, called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Stars, beginning early this summer. STEM Stars will feature twelve kits for families to borrow featuring the STEM equipment needed to experiment with coding, design thinking, and building electronics in new, inventive ways. Makey Makey, Arduino, and Kano Kits are among some of the digital tools that will be available in the kits. Not sure what these things are? Borrow a free kit to find out more.

See you at the library!

Frances Newman
CEO Oshawa Public Libraries


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