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First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. Past webinars are available on the WSL Niche Academy 

Next Session

September 13, 2022

Help Patrons Get Online at Home with the Affordable Connectivity Program

The American Library Association calls affordable broadband access “critical” to the modern library, and says libraries have a role in spurring patron internet access at home. Your library can help qualifying patrons better afford home internet, through the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides home internet service discounts and up to $100 for a device. More than a million Washington households might be eligible for this program, according to the White House, but less than a quarter of that number are enrolled so far. This webinar will provide an overview of the ACP program and its application, as well as tips about how your library can get the word out and help households sign up.

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When: Sep 13, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: First Tuesdays: Helping Patrons Connect at Home with the Affordable Connectivity Program

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Contact Information

Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator
[email protected]

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).