Tech-help sessions at the library a joint initiative for MidCoast Council and Optus

Manager of MidCoast Council Libraries, Chris Jones, discusses the new tech support program with Optus general manager for the Mid North Coast, Chris Simon.

Manager of MidCoast Council Libraries, Chris Jones, discusses the new tech support program with Optus general manager for the Mid North Coast, Chris Simon.

A joint initiative between Optus and MidCoast Council's libraries will see free tech-help sessions conducted at Hallidays Point and Taree Libraries starting July 15.

The sessions are about supporting people in the community to stay connected and get the most out of their device. It will suit anyone needing help with their smartphone, tablet or computer, with local experts available every Monday (excluding public holidays) to help better understand the technology they have.

"Technology is moving at a rapid rate and it's easy to feel like you're getting left behind," manager of MidCoast Council Libraries, Chris Jones said.

"We're delighted to be able to offer these sessions that will give people an informal, relaxed environment to ask questions and learn."

Optus general manager for the Mid North Coast, Chris Simon said connectivity is vitally important for regional Australia and learning how to get online easily and safely is often something that many of us take for granted.

"This program will provide simple tricks and tips to participants in a relaxed environment, ensuring they can get the most from their devices and online experience."

These free sessions are every Monday, starting July 15, from 10am to 1pm at Hallidays Point Library and from 2pm to 4.30pm at Taree Library.

Sessions run for 30 minutes, and can be booked by contacting Taree Library on 6592 5290.

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