Helping you ‘Be Online’ in Knowsley

Published on: Monday, 16-February-2015

Knowsley Library Service is backing a national campaign to help get more people online.

The Be Online campaign, taking place from Monday 23 February to Sunday 8 March, aims to help people make the most of using the internet to improve their skills, manage their health and enjoy life online.

Knowsley Library Service will be running a series of special computer helpdesk and health information online sessions as well as family history helpdesks during the campaign fortnight.

Taking health and wellbeing information as a focus, the libraries will also extend the campaign by holding special events throughout February.

Partner organisations, including Breathe Easy, Healthwatch Knowsley, Smokefree Knowsley and Merseyside Police, will also visit the borough’s libraries to offer residents health and wellbeing advice and information.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said:

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never touched a computer before or if you already know a bit – the Library Service Be Online sessions will give you the chance to give computers and the internet a go.  Come along and discover how getting online could save you time, hassle and even money.

“For residents who already use the internet the sessions will help show you how to find reliable online information to help you manage your health.

He added:

“Our Family History Help Desks are run by friendly, knowledgeable staff, who can support residents discover their family history and help with any difficulties encountered along the way.”

For details of all the Be Online events throughout February and the official campaign fortnight check out the events section of the online library.