COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus Metropolitan Library and their foundation announced that it will provide eligible families with low-costing PCs on May 19.
CML says on Technology Pick Up Day, families and students will be able to purchase computers, laptops, and hotspots through a partnership with PCs for People.
A press release also states attendees will need to register online in order to reserve their technology.
Prior to the event, the library raised over $12,000 which went towards lowering the cost and fees associated with the technology according to officials.
“As a public library, one of our primary missions is to bridge the digital divide that continues to widen in the communities we serve,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “As our 23 locations remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we work to ensure equal access to technology for our customers.”
A media press release states, residents are asked to stay in the cars to comply with social distancing recommendations during the pick-up. They also say the residents’ eligibility is based on their income.
CML officials say all libraries will continue to be closed for this extended period of time, but resources are available online.