The library partnered with the Topeka Housing Authority (THA) to bring 12 library computers, an IT technician and two computer trainers to the renovated Deer Creek Training Center.
For neighborhoods like the East End, where the Deer Creek Apartment complex houses families who typically don’t have easy access to the internet, free computer access can help people up their game and be more competitive in the job market.
“Deer Creek has 92 family units with incomes under $10,000,” says Sophie George, President/CEO of THA. “They want what any family wants for their children — for them to have it better than they had. But it’s incredibly difficult under the circumstances. We work hard to add services and opportunities for them any chance we get.”
The library’s two professional trainers offer digital literacy classes in the center, all free of charge. Register online for classes, or call 785-580-4400.
The Training Center is open to all residents of Topeka and a library card is required to log in to a computer.