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Get ‘Em On: Winning Video Shows Why It’s Great to Be Online

June 26, 2016

26% of Nashville Public Library visitors do not have internet access at home. Close to 50% use the Library’s internet when they come to our buildings. Without basic internet service at home, people are unable to apply for jobs, complete online homework assignments, or look up needed services.*

The Library is one of the few accessible places in Nashville which provides the public computers and Wi-Fi for those who do not have this technology at home.

But what about folks in our community who don’t know how awesome being online can be? Or where to find the computer classes which will change their lives?

Studio NPL, the Library's innovative teen technology program, hosted a PSA video contest to help get the word out. Teens living in Nashville/Davidson County were invited to create a Public Service Announcement which shows adults the benefits of being online. First Place was awarded to Leah Faulkner, a rising Junior at Hume Fogg. This project was her first video project and has inspired her to continue on the path of film making.

Do you know someone who needs help with technology?

Tell friends and family about the computer classes at the Library.

View the Computer Class Schedule.

Watch Leah's Award-Winning PSA

*Internet use data is based on the 2015 NPL Digital Inclusion Survey.
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Susan is Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Fellow. She works on technology projects and events that help close our city’s digital divide. Learn more about the Digital Inclusion Fellowship.