South Tyneside residents urged to join national Get Online Week

South Tyneside residents have been encouraged to 'log on' as part of national Get Online Week.

Monday, 16th October 2017, 12:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:18 am
Librarian Tom Relph with the Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French at Jarrow Library, with adult learner Michael Payne. Picture by Tim Richardson

This year’s Try 1 Thing campaign saw residents encouraged to use the internet to do one thing which they would normally do in a shop, bank, doctors, chemist or even over the phone.

To support the initiative, South Tyneside Libraries Service joined forces with Age Concern Tyneside South to hold a drop-in session at Jarrow Library, which was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Olive Punchion and Mary French.

Coun Punchion said: “The internet is a very valuable tool which can unlock financial, social and health benefits, but it can be daunting to take that first step.

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“Campaigns are an important way of helping people, particularly older residents, to improve their digital skills and I am delighted we supported this initiative.”

For more information about the range of services and facilities available at South Tyneside Libraries, including free use of computers for library members, visit