Dispatches from the Techmobile

By Joel N. Wed, May 16, 2012

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking services, worked on their resumes, set up their new Kindles and learned to download free music from the Free Library's website, we are ready to help with any digital literacy need. 

We also visited a Literacy Fair at St. Christopher's Hospital, but our biggest challenged this week has been getting gas. Pumps at the first two depots we visited were out of service, but our third try was a charm. The friendly and generous firefighters at Squad 47 on Grey's Ferry Avenue helped us access their pumps so we could make sure we were rolling today with full air conditioning. 

So, a big thank you to the Philadelphia Fire Department from the Free Library's technology outreach team!

To request a visit from the Techmobile, please visit freelibrary.org/techmobile.

Drying out our awning after days of rain, outside the Cobbs Creek Branch
Drying out our awning after days of rain, outside the Cobbs Creek Branch
Techmobile and Free Library delivery truck meeting up on the road!
Techmobile and Free Library delivery truck meeting up on the road!

Comments

Good for you. More and More libraries are closing here in Calif. because of budget cuts. Hopefully not all close their doors. http://www.calculateforfree.com
scott brown - San Diego Sun, May 27, 2012
I am very proud to be a member of the FLP, I work as an After School Leader and may come off as bias but I just want to commend your efforts and successes, in reaching populations of people who may never have the opportunity to receive the services you provide for various reasons. Hopefully more people, especially the very young and senior citizens become more exposed therefore more confident in the use of modern technology,so as not to be left out or behind. More importantly, to help to all people understand the need to become educated in the use of computer technology, to enable their ability to become gainfully employed and to improve their daily quality of life. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is here to stay! Don't forget art will always be because everything begins as a concept that is demonstrated on paper either as numbers or shapes!
Kathy Murray - Philadelphia Mon, December 19, 2016

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