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Expanding Springfield-Greene County Library District Computer Edge Training

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Description
The EDGE is a 12-computer hands-on training lab adjacent to an open area used for laptop training and tutorials at the Midtown Carnegie Branch, located in Zone 1. The EDGE is also home to a 3D printer and a media lab which are available by appointment.

Basic computer software training and Internet training for adults are the main focus of EDGE programs. Self-paced tutorials are available for more advanced software training. 

The mission of The EDGE Community Technology Center is to help close the digital divide by providing a dynamic, safe and inviting environment where members of the community can come to access the newest technology and/or to acquire the training and support needed to help them use information and the power of technology to improve their lives.

The EDGE fulfills the Library’s mission to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, self-improvement and self-expression and to meet the educational, informational and recreation needs of the community.

Help Needed
Funding for program expansion; Help promoting the training; Volunteers with IT/technical experience; Training supplies such as flash drives.

  • Status: Planning phase
  • Timeframe: TBD
  • Scope: Identified Zone 1 locations
  • Cost: $250-150,000
  • Want to help? Contact Cora Scott at cscott@springfieldmo.gov or 864-1009.
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Location: Springfield, MO 65803