Edinburg Public Library Hosts Children’s Computer Literacy Classes

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Special to the Current

Computer skills are important for everyone – even young children. From researching a science project to putting together a presentation, it’s hard to ignore how important computer literacy is in a child’s education. While schools do provide an opportunity to learn such skills, these classes are usually introduced later in a child’s education.

The children’s staff at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library wants to introduce basic computer skills to the children of the community through an Early Computer Literacy course. The classes will be held every Monday for four weeks starting on Feb. 18 and are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The courses are created for children in 3rd to 5th grade. Each week they will learn a different skill such as safely using the Internet for research, properly formatting essays on Microsoft Word, creating a presentation on Microsoft PowerPoint, and using various tools on Microsoft Publisher.

This class is free, but space is limited to the first fifteen students. Registration for the class ends Feb. 8. For more information on the Early Computer Literacy Class please contact Doris Tolar or Ida Sanchez at (956) 383-6246. Or visit the Children’s Department in the library located at 1906 S. Closner.