Over this past year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have become reliant on technology to remain connected. Many use the internet and personal devices to attend school, apply for jobs, socialize . . . even get groceries!
However, many have been left behind because they don’t have these opportunities. For example, 46 percent of Boston households that make less than $30,000 don’t have a computer and 20 percent of all Bostonians have said they weren’t able to pay for their internet access.
Check out the video (above) to see how the BPL bridges the digital divide and for an inside look at our new Home Connectivity Kits, which enable patrons to “check out the internet” and receive a laptop, hot spot, and quick-start guides — all they need is our Library Card!
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