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Computer Classes to Premier at the Botetourt County Libraries


Fincastle, VA — The Botetourt County Libraries are pleased to announce the creation of a Digital Literacy Lab that will allow instructors to teach free computer classes at each of the four branch locations. This portable computer lab consists of seven touch screen laptops that are equipped with Windows 8.1 – the newest version of the   Windows operating system. The four chapters of the Botetourt County Friends of the Library generously gave the money to purchase these computers.

The libraries plan on offering classes that will meet the needs of computer users of all experience levels. The classes will begin in June and include the following:

· Computers for Beginners (Tuesday, June 3rd: 2:00pm - 4:00pm @ The Fincastle Library)

· Internet 101 (Thursday, June 12th: 2:00pm-4:00pm @ The Blue Ridge Library)

· E-Mail Basics (Tuesday, June 17th: 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Buchanan Library)

· Meet Windows 8.1 (Thursday, June 26th: 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ The Eagle Rock Library)

Each class can accommodate seven people using library computers, but patrons who want to bring their own laptops may do so. Maximum class size is fifteen people.

For more information, or to register for a class, please call the library where the class in which you are interested will be taught: Blue Ridge: (540) 977-3433; Buchanan (540) 254-2538; Eagle Rock: (540) 884-3880; and, Fincastle: (540) 473-8339.



For more information, contact

Steve Vest, Library Director

(540) 977-3433